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 work for a PCC
A recent example involved working with former senior detectives, on behalf of a Police and Crime Commissioner, to examine how the police force dealt with alleged breaches of the Hunting Act. Well aware that the subject is highly emotive and political, we analysed the law and case law and reviewed investigation files before providing a comprehensive report to the PCC and delivering a detailed briefing to him that subsequently informed his handling of a public meeting on the topic.
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 China
Nick was recently asked to present a days’ training to a delegation of Chinese Judges on Judicial Review and in particular Remedies and Interim Relief. Drawing on 20 years’ experience as a party to judicial reviews he prepared and delivered two half day seminars illustrated with examples from his own experience and analysis of recent high-profile challenges to the government (Article 50) and the Parole Board. Challenges that were overcome were delivering technical training through interpreters, and being aware of the cultural and legal differences between China and the UK.
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.