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Your Trusted Partner in Professional Investigations

Our expert investigators have many years’ experience of workplace investigations, ranging from disputes between colleagues and dysfunctional team dynamics to complex complaints of unlawful discrimination, whistleblowing cases, and investigations into workplace fraud and corporate malpractice.

Our comprehensive investigation services

Here’s how we can help:

End-to-end outsources investigations

Our experienced investigators can take charge from the outset. Brief us on the circumstances you face, and we will devise comprehensive terms of reference before conducting a thorough investigation. From gathering documentary evidence to obtaining statements from relevant witnesses, we ensure a proactive and self-starting approach while working within your timescales. Our investigators present detailed reports, including recommendations, and can appear at internal hearings such as disciplinary or grievance proceedings.

Collaboration with internal investigations

We can work in partnership alongside your internal investigator, aiding in drafting the terms of reference, formulating questions for witnesses, attending investigatory meetings, assisting in the preparation of interview notes, and supporting the overall preparation of the investigation report. Our collaborative approach extends to training your internal investigators, empowering them to conduct their own effective and robust investigations.

Review and improvement services

Already have a draft investigation report? Let us enhance its strength and reliability. Our experts can review your report, suggest improvements, and ensure its watertight integrity, especially critical in cases involving unfair dismissal, discrimination, or whistleblowing claims.

Legal representation and privileged reports

We can provide experienced lawyers who can form part of a disciplinary panel, grievance hearing, or appeal panel. We can also provide legally privileged reports where these are required.

Why choose ESP Solicitors?

Our award-winning legal team has supported over 700 UK organisations – from companies with a few hundred staff to large FTSE 100 firms – and helps HR professionals make a real commercial difference in their businesses.

Employment law advice

Receive unlimited, specialist employment law advice via your own dedicated legal advisory team – helping you to tackle every ER matter, no matter how complex.

Specialist immigration employment law support

We’re here to help you spend less time tackling extensive immigration legislation and more time prioritising projects to drive meaningful change.

Employment tribunal support

When presented with a claim against your business, it’s vital that you have access to specialist, expert advice and employment law support to help ensure the best outcome for your business.

Online HR resources

Access an extensive online HR resources portal containing hundreds of compliance and best practice documents, templates, alongside learning and development tools.

ER case management

Log and manage all ER cases – as well as escalate matters to your personal legal advisors – all in one place via our market-leading, cloud-based ER case management system, MyHRCases.

E-learning platform

Complete our online CPD-accredited courses to upskill your line managers in subjects including unauthorised absence, discrimination and appraisals.

Latest news and updates

For employment law news, HR guidance and industry trends – we have you covered. Stay up to date with the latest advice and relevant insight designed to further upskill HR and ER professionals.

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