TRAINING  AREAS

Below is a list of some of the general areas in which we provide training. This is purely for illustrative purposes, as clients’ training objectives typically include a combination of different skills and issues.

Administration                  common shortcomings, performance management, blind spots

Asset declarations           practical requirements, verification, enforcement, cost-benefit

Corporate liability            audits, accountability, culpability, operative minds, failure to prevent

Corporate registers         uses, shortcomings, accessibility, tampering, management, liability

Counterfeiting                  pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, food, consumer goods, industrial parts

Crime intelligence           informants, recording, securing, access, verification, application

Crime reporting               definitions, attitudes, statistics, misreporting, analysis, applications

Cross-border issues       communication, trust, restrictions, procedures, co-operation

Customs procedures      declarations, inspections, certification, distractions, technology

Cyber security                 technology, procedures, human element, response and recovery

Deception detection      lie detection methods, interviewing techniques, body language

Documentation               security, verification, handwriting, forensics, assumptions

Environmental                legal/regulatory issues, esp. re pollution, bio-diversity, e-waste, land use

Ethics                              codes, institutional values, dilemmas, enforcement, change management

Evidence                         types, evaluation, preparation, admissibility, tampering, experts, leads

Extortion                          latest trends, detection/disclosure, warning signs, evidential issues

Financial compliance    standards, flexibility v consistency, reporting, non-financial misconduct

Financial crime               types, trends, scope, investigations, blind spots, linkages

Forensics                        applications, standards, procedures, experts, management

Fraud (all types)             prevention/detection/investigations, national/sectoral strategies

Governance                   mostly practical issues and measures, rather than legal technicalities

Insiders                           types/motivations, prevention, monitoring, pitfalls, disclosure

Investigations                 interviewing, biases, searches, co-operation, data management

Judicial integrity            vetting, monitoring, protection, recourse, support staff involvement

Legal concepts              application of core principles/definitions, common misconceptions

Legislative drafting       structure, rules, techniques (lists, punctuation, etc), cross-referencing

Listening skills               accuracy, interpretation, comprehension, recall/memory

Money laundering         red flags, PEPs, KYC, SARs, tipping off, unconscious bias

Negotiating                    tactics, strategies, styles, team management, plea bargaining

Oversight                       objectives, questioning, co-ordination, information sources, tests

Proceeds of crime         identification, title, tracing, forfeiture, storage, allocation, restitution

Procurement fraud        procedures, opportunities, prevention, detection, inspections

Professions                    assumptions, malpractices, privilege, regulation, penalties

Prosecution                   preparation, advocacy, bundles, cross-examination, deferred prosecutions

Public campaigns          strategies, audiences, assumptions, media, messages, sustainability

Remote offences           dealing with distance and isolation, technology, urban-rural barriers

Regulation                      different types, when each works best, requirements, vulnerabilities

Reporting structures     distortions, blockages, manipulation, fear, whistleblowing, opportunities

Social media                  criminal/investigatory uses, host cooperation, encryption

Tax evasion                    transfer pricing, royalties, valuations, certification, penalties

Technology                    applications, AI, blockchain, algorithms, monitoring, drones

Trafficking                      types (people, wildlife, arms, drugs, cigarettes), methods, networks

Offshore structures       jurisdictions, trusts/foundations, nominees, anonymity, corporate veils

Unexplained wealth     declaratory orders, cost-benefit exercises, uses/limitations in Africa

Water abuses                pollution, theft. regulation, monitoring, compliance, evidential challenges

Witness protection       practical requirements/difficulties in Africa, alternatives

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