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Sometimes it is difficult to get to the heart of a problem – fractious working relationships; complaints about culture; allegations of bullying and harassment; a serious incident; a dispute; a mistake.

Sometimes you need an entirely independent, forensic and authoritative pair of eyes to be able to identify it, describe it and outline the consequences. Sometimes you just do not have the resources to investigate an issue yourselves.

Our specialists offer our Investigation Services – a network of highly skilled and experienced investigators chosen for their sector specific knowledge and their ability to deliver clear outcomes.

What we can do

Our internal network of investigators have the ability to carry out investigations in the following areas:

  • Employment disputes including the breakdown in working relationships, grievances, disciplinaries, allegations of bullying & harassment & discrimination
  • Whistleblowing concerns
  • Procurement exercises & issues
  • The value of a commercial contract
  • Management of contract breaches & the consequences
  • Governance, including review of procurement of legal services & internal legal teams
  • Risk management in relation to the termination of contracts
  • Due diligence on commercial contracts
  • Dealing with Dispute Resolution clauses and Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”)
  • Serious Incidents

Why Ward Hadaway

  • Quality: All our investigators are highly trained in the forensic examination of evidence and know what a good investigation should look like.
  • Expertise: Our team of investigators will be chosen based on their specialism and sector expertise.
  • Personable: Investigations can be a worrying and stressful time for those involved – our investigators understand this and have the skills to adapt to the situation.
  • Timely response: Because a specific investigation team will be appointed to your case, you can be assured that they will be dedicated to you, able to work flexibly and will meet your deadlines.
  • Cost certainty: Cost will be agreed with you at the outset so that there are no surprises.
  • Best use of resource: Having an external investigation team means that your managers and HR team are can focus on their “day” job.
  • Security and confidentiality: You can be assured that we have systems in place to ensure the highest levels of confidentiality and security.

To find out more, contact one of our specialists below

Caroline Shafar

Partner | Employment

0330 137 3188

0770 401 7178

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Melanie Gavin

Barrister | Healthcare

+44 (0) 330 137 3011

+44 (0)773 052 1880

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Stuart Craig

Partner | Employment

+44 (0) 330 137 3163

+44 (0)785 092 8013

Email Stuart Craig

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