People mainly think of lawyers as people to go to when there is a dispute or a need to create commercial structures.
However, one of the most valuable parts of our work to protect clients' interests is managing the investigative work which underpins creating contractual relations, looking into suspected frauds, doing deals to acquire businesses and protecting investments.
Authorised Private Investigators, London
Our service includes making use of qualified experts in forensic accountancy, private investigators authorised by the Association of British Investigators (ABI) and other highly qualified experts to ensure our clients minimise risks and make decisions on the basis of the most complete and accurate information possible.
The lack of regulation in the investigation industry is a constant worry and we have written about some of the issues this creates.
At Selachii we choose the experts we instruct with great care and only use fully vetted ABI authorised investigators. This is vital in fraud cases, as evidence must be gathered which stands up in court and which often needs to be collected without raising the suspicions of those involved.
When looking at acquiring a business, the appropriate due diligence work must be done, not only as in relation to normal accounting matters, but often on a wider range of risks, such as the protection of any intellectual property (IP), when an IP knowledge expert will be retained.
In insolvency investigations and in claims which involve the estimation of commercial loss the use of expert forensic accountants is especially important. We have an excellent working relationship with forensic accountants who have prepared hundreds of expert reports and given evidence in court in more than 100 cases.
How Selachii Can Help
At Selachii, we will carefully consider the potential risks that apply to your particular circumstances and advise a tailored strategy to ensure that your interests are protected as fully as possible. The key in all these instances is to know when to instruct a specialists and in the choice of the right specialist to use. We will brief them carefully to enable them to carry out their work efficiently.