“Universities Accused of Failing to Tackle Sexual Misconduct” (Guardian March 2018)

As reported in a series of investigative articles by The Guardian including:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/28/uk-universities-accused-failing-tackle-sexual-misconduct

We are delighted to be supporting Universities UK (UUK) in their endeavours to tackle the complex challenges presented by such serious misconduct. Though ‘sexual misconduct’ is the ‘sexy’ element that will inevitably attract media attention serious misconduct extends to any behaviour that may amount to criminal offending (see Pinsent Masons advice document).

What’s important is the balance between recognising the discipline context of the investigation with a nod of acknowledgement that it could ‘go criminal’ at any stage for a host of reasons.

That’s why at Intersol we emphasise context and proportionality whilst recognising the spirit of first class investigation and Extraordinary Case Management (ECM®), ensuring that if your investigation is challenged at any time it will have the best chance of withstanding scrutiny, scrutiny that has never been so intense when lives, futures, and reputations are at stake, and Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) under so much examination.

The author is delighted to be supporting UUK and individual universities to address the issues and is putting the finishing touches to the fully subscribed workshop they are delivering in partnership with UUK in London tomorrow, 30th October 2018. See: https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/events/Pages/Managing-university-misconduct-cases-that-might-constitute-a-criminal-offence-conducting-inquiries.aspx

If you are going my team and I look forward to meeting you and working through some testing scenarios, if you’re not but would like to please do contact UUK as they are keen to run another event in the New Year.

If you/your university would like to know more please feel free to email our project team at info@intersolglobal.com for a confidential discussion.