“Cambridge isn’t the only university to fail at handling sexual misconduct complaints”

“Cambridge isn’t the only university to fail at handling sexual misconduct complaints” “The Trinity Hall harassment row is just another example of how unfit for purpose universities’ complaints processes are” (Georgina Calvert-Lee, The Guardian 22/10/19). “Yet so unnecessary” according to Ian Hynes, the CEO of Intersol Global a company that trains and supports Universities to…

Catching Britain’s Killers: The Crimes That Changed Us

Catching Britain’s Killers: The Crimes That Changed Us Our Chairman, Professor Eric Shepherd, features in the last episode of this excellent series that travels the investigation journey from interrogation to investigative interview, from Judges Rules, PACE, DNA, PEACE, through to present day tactical use of evidence, active defence, ABE, interview recording and conversation management, such…

‘Disclosure’ V ‘Report’ (in an investigation context). Does it Matter?

‘Disclosure’ V ‘Report’ (in an investigation context). Does it Matter? Are they one and the same? What impact does it have on justice? Do semantics matter? In short, No, Lots, and Yes, I suggest! Dictionary definitions (and Google!) do little to define or clarify the difference and their impact on an investigation so let me…

Interview Recording in Japan – A history!

Interview Recording in Japan 18yrs ago I was privileged to hold a position as the Force Interview Manager for Greater Manchester Police (GMP), known then as a ‘Tier 5’. I was particularly proud on being the first support staff ISO in the UK appointed to this position full time in 2006; the pinnacle of a…

Intersol COO Presenter and Panel Member for Association of Corporate Investigators

Intersol COO Presenter and Panel Member for Association of Corporate Investigators ACI’s interactive one day workshop (https://www.my-aci.com/uploads/1/1/9/2/119293279/agenda.html.docx ) will enhance and develop the decision-making ability of delegates, featuring a complex real-life example allegation where delegates will decide what, when and why to utilise investigative tools including: open source research, digital forensics, eDiscovery, investigative interviewing and…

Intersol Awarded Direct Claims Status by Regulator

Intersol Awarded Direct Claims Status by Regulator. Always delighted to finish the week with good news! Skillsfirst assessed the quality of our training delivery earlier this month and we’re delighted to receive the following formal confirmation that we have had our direct claims status renewed for another year: “Following recent external verification, I am pleased…

Intersol ‘Bottle’ 300 Years of Interviewing Expertise for UK Policing.

Intersol ‘Bottle’ 300 Years of Interviewing Expertise for UK Policing. Are you a police force struggling with resource and finance? Would you like to save tens of thousands of pounds and keep your officers operational? Are you passionate about investigation competence and your reputation? If so please take a moment to reflect on this serious…

Criminal Procedure and Investigation (C.P.I.A.) Act 1996 Training – Case Study

Criminal Procedure and Investigation (C.P.I.A.) Act 1996 Training – Case Study.   Requirements Against a background of well-documented recent miscarriages of justice resulting from investigation disclosure shortcomings a national regulator identified a C.P.I.A. training need for employees. Recent examples include: https://www.gardencourtchambers.co.uk/prosecution-case-collapses-in-the-face-of-serious-disclosure-failings/ and https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43923056 The corporate cost of failed investigations as a result of poor disclosure…

Intersol Onboard 8 New Inquiry Associates

Intersol Onboard 8 New Inquiry Associates as they go from strength to strength in the investigation and inquiry training, advising and delivery market. Intersols positioning as a ‘disrupter’ is leading to rapidly growing demand for training of investigation and investigative interviewing and the delivery of external inquiry case management support that is robust and ethical.…

CPIA Disclosure Training. Nothing Beats Peer Feedback!

CPIA Disclosure Training. Nothing Beats Peer Feedback! “I wanted to let you know what a brilliant job Graham did today providing disclosure input to us at the (regulators). I’ve had disclosure ‘training’ a few times over the years and thought I had a ‘reasonable’ handle on it but today’s training has proved that I didn’t…