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Mishcon Academy: Digital Sessions – No such thing as anonymous


What’s the most effective way to investigate a fraud? Fraud costs the global economy somewhere in the region of £4 trillion a year, which is predicted to only increase in the wake of COVID-19. It is anticipated that the resultant economic downturn will bring to light instances of historic fraud, much in the same way as happened after the global financial crisis in 2008.  When combined with the increasingly digital world we live in, the risk of fraud has never been higher.

However, with a wealth of investigative tools and technologies available to victims, it is increasingly difficult for fraudsters to remain anonymous.

Naomi Simpson, Legal Director at Mishcon de Reya, will chair a discussion between Robert Wynn Jones, Partner at Mishcon de Reya, and Benedict Hamilton. Benedict is a Managing Director in the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice of Kroll, based in the London office. He developed Kroll’s General Investigations team for the EMEA region, specializing in digital investigations, including open source, and the tools and methodologies that enable clients to combat cybercrime, leaks of confidential information, counterfeiting/illicit trade, and cryptocurrencies.

This live session will be held virtually on Zoom and will cover:

  • The first 48 hours of discovering a fraud
  • Building up the picture of identity
  • Seizing evidence – where to investigate and how to secure it
  • Investigating and tracing stolen assets
  • Taking a commercial approach – knowing where to deploy your time and effort in a fraud investigation


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