Doughty Street Chambers has a distinguished history of our barristers conducting landmark independent investigations matters. A key strength for clients seeking representation in this field of practice is our multi-disciplinary, international capability.

Our practitioners have a reputation for their dedication, commitment to individual rights, as well as excellence across the entire breadth of investigatory matters. We undertake the full range of investigations in both the civil and criminal spheres, offering an unrivalled service. Our independent investigators can provide a holistic view of the client’s case by drawing on expertise in adjacent practice areas such as equality and human rights, media and reputation management, public law and judicial review, data protection and information, professional discipline, immigration, personal injury, crime, and more.

Our practitioners have been instructed on a number of high profile investigations. Recent examples include:

  • Complex discrimination/ whistleblowing investigations within governmental, sporting, medical and educational institutions.

  • Allegations of abuse within sporting institutions.

  • Criminal investigations with corporate and professional institutions.

  • Investigations into allegations of bullying within Trade Unions and charitable organisations.

For more information about our barristers with expertise in independent investigations or a confidential discussion, please contact our senior practice managers, Sian Wilkins or Matt Butchard.