We can objectively review completed investigations and cases that have been finalised before a court or discipline tribunal. Looking at the evidence gathered and decisions made we will reach conclusions on the conduct of the investigation and any subsequent proceedings and make recommendations, where appropriate, for improvements which might include changes to policies, procedures and training.
Case study - Review for a University
Nick recently reviewed a number of disciplinary investigations on behalf of well-regarded English university. As well as advising on the conduct of the investigation and merits of the case, he advised on procedural matters and on the university's policies, rules and regulations. This has led on to developing an online University Discipline Panel training course, which is now available to all universities through our parters at Intersol Global.
We can provide input to training courses on a variety of legal and criminal justice topics to audiences ranging from UK professionals to overseas visitors. Training can be delivered in traditional face to face venues, or using technology such as Skype and Facetime, which is ideal for shorter inputs.
Case study - Training Service for Nigerian Prosecutors
Nick was recently asked to lead and deliver a course on Judicial and Legal Ethnics for a group of Nigerian Prosecutors, on behalf of Crown Agents in London. The highly interactive course covered topics including international standards of judicial conduct and the Bangalore Principles; causes of corruptions and how to combat judicial and prosecutorial corruption; dealing with criminal allegations against judges and prosecutors; and media handling. Delegates and tutors had the opportunity to discuss legal, structural and cultural differences and similarities between the UK and Nigeria.
We can provide advice on matters that are require a mixture of legal, practical, leadership and managerial input. This can be of critical importance when deciding whether or not to commence an investigation, and how best to conduct the investigation and any subsequent proceedings. We can also advise on policy matters with legal and jurisdictional matters.
Case study - advisory brief for a corporate client
We have recently provided advice to a specialist safeguarding company on how to make the subject of safeguarding young people in the workplace relevant to Chief Executives. Using experience and knowledge gained both as a Chief Executive and as a Chief Crown Prosecutor, Nick was able to provide a briefing paper on the importance of safeguarding for use in discussions between the safeguarding company and potential clients.