03 Oct 2018

Key Risk Consulting Asia conducts non-confrontational interview training in Shanghai, September 2018

In late September we were pleased to have had the opportunity to present to partners and staff of DLA Piper UK LLP from the Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong offices, over a two day period in September 2018 by tele-conferencing link, our tailored training course in non-confrontational interview techniques.

The training had two main aims; first to introduce the principles of legality, ethical behaviour, statement taking (taken voluntarily in a non-confrontational style), and the production of reports compiled with strict attention to process and detail; by which investigators in the private sector should be required to adhere to when engaged by law firms, corporations, IP consultants, and similar.

The second aim was to introduce the elements required to prepare for and conduct a non-confrontational interview, including an introduction to the body language of deceit and detecting lies through non-verbal, as well as verbal, cues.

Key Risk’s partners have long considered that level of investigation and reporting in the private sector, and delivery of the essential product to the client, fall far below the professional standards often necessary not only for judicial process, but also simply for good practice in handling interviews of staff engaged in inappropriate behaviour or malpractices.

While there are a number of excellent courses in the market aimed at improving private investigative techniques they are, in the main, aimed mostly at the North American and European sectors, and we feel do not address differences in local laws and cultures sufficiently in the Asian market. With partners from a number of different cultures and more than 200 years investigative experience in law enforcement and private investigations, Key Risk Consulting Asia has put together a comprehensive interviewing course, aimed at raising investigative standards in the private sector, while sharing our experience in diverse cultures.

The Non-Confrontational Interview training is one of a suite of professional courses, covering a wide range of subjects such as intelligence gathering and analysis, evidence handling, planning and mounting operations, anti-counterfeit investigations, and due diligence investigations, marketed at the private investigative sector, and for entities who engage and manage private investigators as part of their business.

Full details can be found on our website www.keyriskconsultingasia.com

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