Legal Firm Support Services
SIP has been working for law firms since 1983, we are fully aware of their needs when it comes to the investigative, forensic and other support services they require. If you’re a lawyer in any jurisdiction or a UK QC or Barrister you can be rest assured, that not only any case that you instruct SIP with, will be dealt with professionally in a fast and efficient manner, we aim to exceed your expectations. As we have a vast amount of experience in dealing with all areas of investigation and as we deal with high value frauds and asset tracing worldwide on a daily basis, We are very knowledgeable on complex cross-jurisdiction legislation, to support you in avoiding the pitfalls that can incur with applications and the enforcement of ‘disclosures’, ‘freezing of assets’, ‘search & seizure’ etc.
SIP has a specialised team consisting of fraud & criminal investigators, cyber forensic investigators who are also knowledgeable in blockchain applications and cryptocurrency transaction processes, computer/digital forensics experts in e-discovery as well as having the knowledge to address ‘Ransomware Attack’ investigations and data recovery, forensic accountants, surveillance operatives, research analyst, cybersecurity and technical surveillance counter measures experts etc.
SIP has more research capabilities than most PI Agencies, the reason being we keep pace with current technology, as a result we use a unique bespoke server, with cyber-intelligence investigative software. Interrogates and extracts information data and documents from the surface, deep and dark worldwide web. All information secured via this software is 100% compliant to UK, European GDPR and U.S. Data Protection legislation. As it is extracting data that is in the public domain, although much of it, will not always be apparent when a person undertakes normal online searches.
In addition we use a unique bespoke server, which with one search using known identifiers relating to a person or entity, in turn accesses over 420 global subscriber and public databases, including the top AML sites and more.
SIP also uses compliant software to gain intelligence through 24/7 Live Monitoring of the internet, which subject to the objective, will immediately identify, social media activity, blogs, documents etc as soon as they are published online. The software can either gather global intelligence or it can be geo-zoned to cover a Country, City, or even down to a 1 mile radius or less, to make sure on relevant intelligence is secured. This can be an important source of identifying evidence in cases like copyright infringement, online activities of a defendant to an action, during an active Court hearing, what is being discussed online, in blogs, social media or press releases.
We could give many examples of our services capabilities, but we thought that you should read what other law firms say about us:
“SIP undertook a complex and involved investigation into a series of companies both on and offshore in order to establish the origins of funds, the movement of assets and the transfer of shares, all connected to a high value divorce settlement case.
As a result of the exhaustive research and investigation using forensic accountant and analytical evaluation techniques, which entailed a further detailed examination of many bank and company accounts both in the UK and Europe, he produced a remarkable and detailed report which filled 14 A4 binders and identified concealed assets of over 80,000,000.00 GBP.
With such weight of evidence, the client we represented in this particular matter was able to secure a judgment of 20,000,000.00 GBP and substantial associated benefits until payment and of course substantial costs.
It is my belief and indeed that of the Head of Chambers who represented my client in High Court that without Mr Lodge’s report and the expertise that he utilised the result, which was obtained, would not have been achieved.”
“We have had the pleasure of working with SIP INTERNATIONAL (hereafter ‘SIP’) On the very delicate case for a client.
The client was extorted by a third party who threatened to publicly disclose information regarding the client’s private life. If that information – true or false – had become public, it would have seriously damaged the client’s reputation.
After SIP successfully traced the location of the person issuing the threats and identified an accomplice, we devised – together with Mr Lodge – the legal strategy to follow, i.e.:
o obtaining on an ex-parte basis a gagging order which would prohibit the adverse parties to disclose the information,
o thereafter enter into a settlement agreement with the adverse parties including the transfer to us of the devices of the adverse parties which potentially contained information related to the client’s private life.
Mr. Lodge provided valuable input when we drafted the legal documents (petition for gagging order and settlement agreement), and it was him who took the lead in the negotiations for the settlement agreement.
The end result was that a settlement agreement was signed on terms which are very favourable to our client and that, pursuant to the agreement, the adverse parties transferred to us all their computers, mobile devices, etc.
SIP completed it forensics on these devices, and this provided us with undisputed evidence which could support a conviction in the event of a criminal prosecution at a later date.
For the reasons set out above we highly recommend Mr Kenneth Lodge and his expert team from SIP.”
“We have had several confidential cases, where we needed complex investigations, due diligence, research, and IT Forensics which covered several jurisdictions.
That for all these requirements, I engaged the services of SIP. Ken Lodge Directed all the operational matters and we found him and his team to be extremely professional and efficient.
Not only did Ken Lodge deal with the operational matters, he was also engaged as a legal team member in relation to case tactics and acted as the negotiator with the opposing parties involved in the above confidential cases in order to bring the cases to a satisfactory conclusion.
My clients have been very impressed by Ken Lodge in the way he dealt with their cases. In fact, I would say that he has provided exceptional services that went beyond my expectations of any research agency.”
“SIP has provided services to us over a period of two years. Mr Lodge has also provided advice and assistance in relation to various investigations we are conducting and which are as follows: –
1. Full-scale investigation into fraud committed against one of our clients from a foreign jurisdiction, by locating various individuals and companies who have been involved in the fraud;
2. With evidence analysis and investigation and respect of an appeal against a client’s conviction for murder which is currently ongoing;
3. Cyber security testing which included IT forensics and covert security for our company;
4. counter surveillance assistance including wireless network penetrating testing and ID security for a prominent client;
5. Internet reputation management for clients.
In all instances the service that has been provided has been to a high professional standard and we have recommended his services to other companies within the sector. The organisation has an extremely competent administration team and we have been very impressed with the response times on all matters. In summary, we have been very impressed by the work carried out by SIP”
“I have always found SIP to be professional, efficient, expeditious and thorough. The types of cases that SIP have undertaken with me since I have known them include:
o Evidence analysis, Mobile Phone cell forensics and investigations in relation to a criminal defence case where a client, as owner of a bonded warehouse have been charged in relation to the illegal importation of in excess of 20 kilos of cocaine and other contraband. The client was greatly assisted by various SIP Team members who conducted exhaustive investigations which assisted in the court finding the client not guilty. One of the SIP investigators gave evidence in court in that case.
o A high net worth Divorce proceedings where Ken Lodge Legal team in relation to evidence and case tactics. He and the SIP team dealt with the analysis of evidence, worldwide asset tracing, forensic accounting, IT forensics and surveillance. That case was also successful resulting in a
multi-million pound High Court Order in favour of the client.
They have also undertaken general trace investigations and surveillance of numerous individuals.”
With the above testimonials and we have more, I am sure it will give you the confidence to instruct us, knowing that you will achieve the best for your clients.