Global investigations and whistleblowing – the UK perspective

Given the increasing focus on whistleblowing in recent years as a cornerstone of good corporate culture, particularly in the financial services sector, it is important for firms to have effective whistleblowing procedures in place that encourage early disclosure of concerns and the opportunity to avoid more serious damage. Embedding a strong speak-up culture is also relevant to the three pillars of ESG, a concept that continues to gain prominence across business strategies. However, navigating the investigations that can ensue, particularly where there are cross-border considerations, brings many challenges.

Linklaters employment law specialists Sinead Casey and Nick Marshall, along with Alison Wilson and Elly Proudlock from our Dispute Resolution team, have written about whistleblowing issues which commonly arise in UK investigations, particularly where there are parallel investigations by regulators or law enforcement agencies.

The chapter “Whistleblowers: The UK Perspective”, is available to read and download here. The chapter is an extract from the seventh edition of “The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations”. The whole publication is available here.