Finding and reporting on the facts

Our investigators conduct independent investigations for government, boards, employers and law firms. We are appointed to government panels and engaged by boards to undertake sensitive investigations. Devaneys is also engaged by law firms to undertake independent investigations for their clients.

We are experts in the area of investigations and provide our advice, guidance and support to managers, directors and HR professionals. We are often engaged to externally review internal investigations to consider the reasonableness of the decision.

We are experts in conducting workplace investigations into allegations of:

  • Misconduct and corruption

  • Conflict of interest

  • Bullying and harassment

  • Sexual harassment and discrimination

  • Maladministration and failure of duty

  • Breaches of procurement and recruitment policies

  • Breaches of Code of Conduct and employment policies

  • Breaches of Director’s duties


We can assist you by:

  • Briefly and intermittently advising on both process and procedure for the conduct of an investigation
  • Reviewing, considering and weighting the evidence that you and your team finds
  • Reviewing the final Investigation Report to ensure it meets the expected standard in the circumstances

The benefits of an independent external review include:

  • Ensuring an investigation was conducted in a manner adhering to the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness
  • Prepares you in the event of litigation
  • Provides recommendations to ensure your internal investigations meet the expected standards in the circumstances