Case Study

Private prosecution into blackmail by a family member

Europe, UK



A UK law firm instructed our specialist investigators to review an ongoing Private Prosecution due to the investigation failures put forward by the defence. Following a through review of all the documentary items, our team were able to identify the investigative pitfalls of the investigation and create a detailed strategy to rectify all of the issues. These included, obtaining additional victim and witness statements, requesting disclosure from financial institutions, forensic accounting analysis, digital download examinations and overseas site visits.

As a result, a robust evidential casefile was completed and provided to the prosecuting King’s Counsel. Following their review, our team worked closely with the legal team to ensure a successful prosecution.

Outcomes for the client

  • Secured the commencement of Private Prosecution proceedings that had previously been subject to legal arguments based in investigative failings.
  • Prevented an overall financial loss to the victim by preventing the case to be ‘thrown out of court’.

Project leads

Marlon Pinto
Director of Investigations
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Simon Davison
Director of Investigations
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