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Fraud in schools and academy trusts


When it comes to fraud, prevention is better than cure. Fostering a culture where fraud is not tolerated, through robust policies and supported training, means that if and when it does arise, it is handled with the least amount of disruption and reputational harm.

Our expert team assist with drafting policies to reflect the potential exposure of each organisation, to identify areas of risk and ensure the appropriate strategies are adopted to minimise and recover losses. We ensure you get the best team to handle your complaint, with specialists across HR, intelligence, litigation, to cover all potential angles of an investigation. We help uncover fraud and manage investigations, and offer advice on prevention and recovery. If fraud is being perpetrated by employees, our employment specialists will advise on the best course of action.

Early involvement of your legal team to evaluate any potential fraud risk can help define your strategy and approach to investigations, and ultimately save you money.

What we do...

  • Advising you on fraud, whistleblowing, bribery and gift policies.
  • Managing your enforcement and prosecution procedure and ultimately help manage reputational risks.
  • Carrying out fraud investigations through intelligence and legal advice.
  • Conducting litigation on your behalf to prevent losses and effect recoveries.

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