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Forensic Focus - August 2011

Cutting through the smoke and mirrors


Forensic FocusWelcome to the Winter Issue of Forensics Focus.

As we write this issue of Forensic Focus, Wellington (and even Auckland) is experiencing snow for the first time in a generation (or three); financial markets are increasingly volatile as the price of gold soars, and those at work who were completely disinterested in the Rugby World Cup 2011 are starting to show signs that they may re-think their decision not to “get involved”.

Life and business are unpredictable. If you are not good at predicting what the future holds, a key quality is being agile enough to move quickly and to adapt when changes evolve. We have seen a marked increase in clients and businesses coming to us to help them with fraud and litigationbefore it actually hits. As a result, we needed to adapt and brought Ian Tuke into our Forensic team. Ian provides our investigators working on reactive investigations, with sufficient bandwidth to allow them to help clients before their problems hit the front page of the morning newspapers. Jason continues to develop and refine his thinking around the curly topics that we are seeing within business interruption insurance claims arising from the Canterbury earthquake. Finally, Barry (B2) Foster gives his insights into using data from mobile devices with forensic investigations.

Stay warm, stay solvent and “Go the All Blacks”

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