Internal investigation—investigation report
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Internal investigation—investigation report

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Not for onward transmission without reference to [Head of Legal/Name of law firm]

Date of report: [insert date]

Report provided by: [insert name of internal department or external law firm providing the report]

Report provided to:

[Insert name][Insert job title]
[Insert name][Insert job title]
[Insert name][Insert job title]
    1. 1

      Executive summary

      [Insert executive summary]

    1. 2


      The allegation(s) or concern(s) reported are set out in the table below:

      Allegation 1[Insert description of allegation 1]
      Allegation 2[Insert description of allegation 2]
      Allegation 3[Insert description of allegation 3]
      Allegation 4[Insert description of allegation 4]
    1. 3

      Investigation process

      1. 3.1

        Document review

        1. 3.1.1

          Collection of electronic data

          1. (a)

            We have collected electronic evidence comprising forensic images of laptops, desktop hard drives, mobile devices, USB storage devices and archived data pertaining to [insert number] current and former employees of [insert organisation's name] (collectively referred to as Custodian data, details of which are included in Appendix 1).

            This data has processed and found to contain approximately [insert number] items comprising emails, calendar entries, contracts and accounting documents. Relevant custodians are listed in the below table:

            CustodianTitleNumber of documents (after search terms applied)
            [Insert name][Insert job title][Insert number]
            [Insert name][Insert job title][Insert number]
          1. (b)

            We have used [a list of keyword search terms relevant to the investigation for document review OR Technology Assisted Review (TAR) OR

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