Investigations and inquiries are a difficult fact of life for charities, social enterprises and other public interest organisations. What are the key legal considerations?

In this guide, we focus on investigations – both internal and external – and ask:

• What’s the best way to respond to an external investigation?
• How should you navigate an internal investigation?
• What are the top tips for avoiding a regulatory investigation in the first place?

The guide draws on the experience of colleagues from across the firm – with multi-disciplinary expertise covering public and charity law, dispute resolution, defamation and reputation management and information governance. We hope it’s a useful reference for you and your organisation.