Principles

1. INSPECT

/ɪnˈspɛkt/ verb (i) To look at (someone or something) closely, typically to assess their condition or to discover any shortcomings.

Harper Shaw will take instruction from clients in the respect of commencing an investigation into an incident.

The initial process will involve the inspection of what information is already available in order to make an assessment of what can be achieved by the next stage. We will review information and documentation already available and be able to provide clients with a clear investigative strategy.

Following inspection, a clear and unambiguous plan will be presented to the client with a proposal for identified enquiries to be undertaken.

2. INVESTIGATE

/ɪnˈvɛstɪɡeɪt/ verb (i) Carry out a systematic or formal inquiry to discover and examine the facts of (an incident, allegation, etc.) so as to establish the truth.

Harper Shaw carry out a gold standard no stone left unturned approach to their investigations, pursing tenaciously all relevant and reasonable lines of enquiry.

Once an investigative strategy has been agreed with the client then we will carry out a detailed investigation in line with the strategy.

Using well established and proven methods of investigation combined with our expertise in this field we will gather information and evidence to be used in the next phase of our process.

3. INTERPRET

/ɪnˈtəːprɪt/ verb (i) Explain the meaning of (information or actions).

On completion of the investigation we analyse the data and information, challenge any identified inconsistencies and make informed assessments and interpretations to reach a robust conclusion.

4. INFORM

/ĭn-fôrm′/ verb (i) Give (someone) facts or information; tell.

The Harper Shaw author will provide information in the form of a report respecting any pre agreed format to clearly convey the results of the assignment. The report will be peer reviewed for its integrity and its integrity maintained for any future proceedings by way of signature by both parties.