Peters & Peters has a proven track record of undertaking internal investigations, particularly where fraud or corruption is suspected.

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Many organisations will encounter internal crises which have the potential to lead to civil, criminal or regulatory proceedings against them as well as causing serious harm to their reputation and commercial standing. It is critical to meet these with a rapid, incisive and independent legal response. In such circumstances, we understand that discretion is of paramount importance both to the validity and success of any investigation and to ensuring that the organisation is able to continue its business with minimum disruption.

As a recognised leader in the field of internal investigations, we have acted on behalf of numerous well-known domestic and international clients, including banks, FTSE 100 companies and AIM companies. Our extensive experience and multi-disciplinary approach allows us to detect, evaluate and advise upon all civil, criminal or regulatory issues that may come to light in the course an investigation. Having a team, which includes former prosecutors, we are ideally placed to gather evidence and conduct interviews without undermining potential criminal proceedings.

Where misconduct gives rise to potential regulatory or criminal breaches, Peters & Peters can advise on whether a report should be made to the relevant body as well as the timing and content of any report. We regularly assist in identifying remedial action, which may be required as well to mitigate future risk and dissuade outside agencies from taking enforcement action.

Many of the internal investigations we conduct require global co-ordination. We regularly work alongside law firms in other jurisdictions and can reach out to our extensive network of overseas contacts for assistance as appropriate. We have detailed knowledge of the issues that arise in cross-border investigations, for example in relation to data protection, privilege, blocking statutes and other obstacles to moving or disclosing data.

Key Contacts

Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane, Head of Business Crime

Email Michael

+44 (0)20 7822 7755

Hannah Laming

Hannah Laming, Partner

Email Hannah

+44 (0)20 7822 7752

Jasvinder Nakhwal

Jasvinder Nakhwal, Partner

Email Jasvinder

+44 (0)20 7822 7753

Sarah Gabriel

Sarah Gabriel, Partner

Email Sarah

+44 (0)20 7822 7730

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