Holmes works with organisations at all stages of the investigative process from the very the outset of an investigation to the crucial concluding report stage and beyond.
For an external investigation, there is an opportunity to make submissions in advance of findings being made and publication of a report.
The report that follows any internal investigation enables investigators to demonstrate that the process was both full and fair. It also sets out the findings of the investigation and so, subject to any privilege issues that may arise, can be a valuable point of reference for internal and external purposes or indeed in any subsequent regulatory inquiry.
Once any report is finalised, there will be a need for internal and external communication of the outcome of the investigation. A public relations strategy will be necessary. Remedial steps will need to be considered. If follow-on litigation is anticipated, a defence needs to be put in place.