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Professional Services Investigations

Our global investigations team are market leading experts in advising clients on internal and external regulatory investigations in the professional services sector.

We are the adviser of choice for the largest, most serious and complex issues arising within professional services firms, and our team has extensive experience in acting on high-value domestic and multi-jurisdictional investigations that threaten the business and reputation of our clients and individual practitioners. We have acted on investigations and professional negligence cases for a broad range of professionals, including those relating to the conduct of banks, lawyers, accountants, auditors, insolvency practitioners, counsel, surveyors and other professional advisers. Our commercial approach recognises the importance of acting swiftly to investigate the issues, to preserve evidence and also to identify ways to remediate proactively and prevent reoccurrence.

Internal investigations are a key tool in the toolkit for professional services organisations to quickly and effectively investigate and understand issues that have arisen across their networks. As well as undertaking the internal investigation, we also advise on appropriate steps that may be required depending on its findings, whether that be on employment and partnership implications, regulatory reporting obligations and remediation.

The regulatory landscape for professional services businesses is constantly evolving and there is a growing global trend of increased regulatory scrutiny in this sector. Our global team is well placed to advise on these changes and to help clients navigate investigations and enforcement proceedings in this context.

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Financial reporting and enforcement trends in the professional services industry

The Most Important Issues in Business Crime podcast series

Doug Davison is joined by guests Rebecca McGregor and Michael Lamson. Together they discuss the increased regulatory focus on financial reporting and enforcement trends in the professional services industry.

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