The presenters discuss the considerations on assembling an investigative team, outlining factors related to characteristics of the individuals, as well as the type of investigation. It is discussed how a systemic or individual types of investigation have a bearing on team composition. Particular roles of core and additional team members are further detailed. Specifically, team structure for a complex fraud type of investigations is reviewed.
USE OF EXPERTS
The presenter talks about what qualifies an expert for an assignment. An expert's role is unique as they can provide expert opinion evidence to the court. Emphasizing that facts are distinct from opinions, the presentation discusses how an expert opinion is formed, the relationship between experts, clients and counsel as well as the responsibility of experts in court and ethics to be followed by experts.