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Organisational Fraud, Corruption and Investigations

From effective corporate governance establishing best practice policies and procedures through to investigations and asset recovery, our interdisciplinary team provides a holistic service to clients during highly stressful events involving organisational fraud and corruption.

In our experience, managing organisational fraud and corruption requires a holistic and full-service approach.  With a commercial and outcomes focussed approach, we regularly advise on complex, high-stakes matters including financial fraud, cyber fraud, employee theft, Intellectual Property theft and property related frauds. We assist our clients to recover from responsible parties and insurers and also protect our clients’ interests where inquiries, regulatory investigations and actions take place following instances of fraud and corruption.

Leveraging our specialised knowledge of the insurance industry, we assist clients the assessment and management of potential insurance related fraud issues.

Utilising our trusted network of investigative experts including forensic accountants, PR/crisis management consultants and technology experts, we provide an integrated and time sensitive service. Our specialist legal teams are called on as required in areas including privacy, regulatory, insurance, litigation, insolvency, tax and property.

Our clients trust us to:

  • Establish and maintain effective corporate governance including policy drafting & implementation and procurement management.

  • Undertake corporate investigations as required including in relation to cybercrime and inaccuracies and misrepresentations in financial records.

  • Manage fraud claims and asset recoveries.

  • Assisting financiers and other clients with managing the impact caused by freezing orders and other action taken by Crime Commissions arising from fraud and corrupt conduct.

  • Assist when white collar crime is discovered or suspected.

  • Investigate and mitigate damaging technology and data breaches including advising on reporting and disclosure requirements to the Australian Information Commissioner

  • Assist with crisis management including advising on regulatory issues, statutory disclosure and reporting obligations as well as stakeholder management, minimising reputation damage and media management.

  • Assist lawyers specialising in criminal law to navigate corporate fraud issues.

  • Advise and act in relation to inquiries, regulatory investigations and actions arising from instances of fraud and corruption.

  • Advise their Boards on available strategies for risk management. Many of our partners bring experience gained as Members and Graduate Members of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Advise on application of Directors and Officers Liability insurance in circumstances of fraud and corruption and act as appropriate to protect their interests whether on instruction from insurers or counter the insured party’s interests.

  • Advise on professional responsibility matters that may arise when professionals are caught up in fraud and corrupt activities and assisting with managing regulators of relevant professional groups.

  • Assist public authorities with ICAC matters and circumstances possibly requiring notification.

  • Appear at inquiries and Royal Commissions that involve allegations of fraud and corrupt conduct.

  • Advise regarding taxation implications of fraud and corrupt conduct and assisting clients to minimise the fallout from same.

  • Assist when they have been impacted by fraudulent activities through the misconduct of medical practitioners and pharmacists.

  • Work with them in effectively navigating employment and industrial relations compliance and human resource management dimensions in employee fraud and corruption investigations.