Our cross-disciplinary investigations team is well-placed to assist with a wide variety of investigations, whether that is conducting the investigation or providing our expertise for a particular phase or aspect of the investigation.
We custom the team to suit your needs, from our pool of experienced lawyers in fraud, financial crime, employment, IP/IT, data, tax and litigation. Where it is required, we will identify, work with and manage for you external third parties to assist in the investigation, such as HR, IT and Forensic Consultants.
We develop tailored strategies, whilst always taking a holistic approach to the specific circumstances, considering all factors which may arise during the investigation process and beyond, including working with your or our trusted partners in PR to manage any public relations issues which may arise from the subject matter of the investigation.
We understand the importance of sensitivity and confidentiality. As your legal advisers we will protect privilege and we will discreetly integrate ourselves to work seamlessly with your organisation.
- Pre-investigation audits (preventative measures across all related disciplines)
- Data audits
- Scoping the investigation
- Forensic capture and retention of documents
- Data protection legislation and data handling
- Treatment of employees and employment law considerations during any investigation
- Conducting internal and external interviews
- Preparation for and representation at external interviews
- Investigations to identify suspected wrongdoing and associated strategic advice
- Whistle-blower investigations
- Tax, regulatory and compliance investigations
- Financial crime
- Director disqualifications
- Employment investigations (including grievances, disciplinary and policy review)
- Subject Access Requests
Partner, Dispute Resolution
Laura is a Partner within the Dispute Resolution Team with deep expertise in a wide range of business disputes. She advises on and project manages complex international company and commercial disputes, including managing teams of lawyers in other jurisdictions and third parties who work with us on the assignments with which she has been entrusted.
Laura manages high-level investigations for clients. With her many years’ experience in Dispute Resolution, she is well-poised to advise on the conduct and scope investigations, and the wider strategic considerations always mindful of the possibility that litigation during or following any investigation may occur. In doing so, she has careful regard to the preservation of privilege throughout the investigation process.
Head of Commercial & IP/Technology/Media, Partner
Anthony is a partner and commercial lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience of advising clients on the legal issues surrounding the deployment and use of established and disruptive information technology. He has particular expertise in advising organisations on data protection, privacy and cyber security and on related laws such as the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He is a regular presenter and panellist with recent subjects including taking a look at the GDPR in the context of emerging technologies (such as artificial intelligence and machine learning) and on the data security in the context of third party risk (such as the cloud).
Anthony is ranked as a leading individual by Chamber and Partners for his IT expertise who say that: Anthony Lee works at the heart of the tech sector, advising disruptive software and managed service providers on commercial transactions, IP and data protection. Sources say: “He puts himself in the client’s shoes and talks the client’s language in getting a deal done”.
Head of Financial Crime, Partner
Manraj specialises in compliance, regulatory investigations and enforcement, civil fraud (including tax litigation), white collar and business crime. He is renowned for his clear thinking and strategic focus, always keeping in mind his client’s end goal.
Manraj has acted for both individuals and corporate clients in some of the most prominent investigations both in the UK and in multi-jurisdictional matters, including proceedings brought by the Crown Prosecution Service, Financial Conduct Authority, HM Revenue and Customs, National Crime Agency, Serious Fraud Office, and the US Department of Justice.
Partner, Commercial & IP/Technology/Media
Chris Pulham joined Rosenblatt in 2005 and specialises in non-contentious data protection, intellectual property and general commercial matters. His experience in the technology, software and media sectors includes the negotiation of client deals for the development, production, manufacture, licensing and other forms of commercial exploitation of IP. He also deals extensively with data protection related issues.
Chris acts for a broad range of clients, including a number of major agencies in design, digital marketing and advertising and companies that are developing and exploiting new technologies and digital media. Chris specialises in advising clients on all issues relating to: data protection/GDPR advisory matters, data protection audits, policy drafting, subject access requests, and data processors.
Philip Alfandary is a specialist in corporate tax with over 20 years’ experience. Philip is a recognised leader in his field and was appointed to the Law Society’s VAT and Duties sub-committee.
Philip provides advice on the full range of business taxes to a broad spectrum of clients, including large corporate funds, SMEs, high net-worth individuals and property developers. He advises clients facing HMRC enquires and disputes and works with the firm’s dispute resolution team in relation to tax investigations.
Blair originally qualified as an Attorney and Notary Public in South Africa, where she practised as a Senior Associate at the oldest law firm in the southern hemisphere. She moved to the United Kingdom in 2016 and cross-qualified as a Solicitor, whereafter she joined Rosenblatt in early 2019 in the employment department.
Blair has notable experience in employment litigation, collective employment law and transactional matters. She has frequently been involved in all spheres of employment related internal investigations, from grievances to disciplinary enquiries, policy review and audit as well as assisting clients with subject access requests.
Date: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Please keep in mind that this is a tentative date which is dependent on the development of the
current situation. We will keep the date under review and confirm with further details once the
situation has settled.
Rosenblatt’s cross-disciplinary investigations team is hosting a 1-hour webinar on Wednesday
20 May 2020, providing an overview of the key considerations for an internal
or external investigation, whether civil or criminal, or related to whistleblowing, suspected
misconduct, data handling or financial crime.
The webinar will provide a practical insight and helpful checklists to prepare for
an investigation. The agenda is:
- Scoping of an investigation
- Protecting privilege
- The treatment of data
- Forensic capture of documents
- Employment checklist
- Crime and sanctions checklist
- Dealing with a Subject Access Request
Please use the form below to register for this webinar.
Our investigations team creates bespoke training sessions tailored to your organisation’s requirements. Please register your interest below and a member of our team will be in touch.