4 Tips For Lawyers Working On Internal Investigations

Law360, London (March 19, 2019, 2:36 AM GMT) -- Lawyers in the U.K. are beefing up their internal investigations amid a growing number of whistleblowers, heightened regulatory scrutiny and sharpened compliance procedures.

Businesses are keen to pin down cases of bribery, insider dealing or harassment without being caught by government agencies or the press, attorneys say, and this is creating work for outside counsel specializing in investigations.

Lawyers say that banks and other businesses have expanded their budgets to pay for external counsel and IT experts to trawl through their records and vindicate employees under suspicion — or compile sufficient evidence to alert the regulators.

“We have certainly seen an...

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