Our Specialist Investigation team is led by Stratford Hamilton who is supported by a skilled team specialising in contentious insolvency where there are allegations of fraud or wrongdoing.

Stratford says:

“We can assist if you suspect your business has been a victim of a fraud or are a creditor of a business or individual where you believe fraudulent activity may have taken place. Many creditors and businesses are unaware of the options available when faced with the insolvency of a client".

Early engagement is vital, and SKSi carry out research to identify any potential claims and provide advice and explain the available options. This may include the undertaking of a formal insolvency appointment to conduct investigations into the affairs of the Company, the individuals within the Company or an individual acting on their own. The aim is to identify, secure, and recover assets, both in the UK and internationally.

The SKSi Special Investigation Team have experience in dealing with complex investigations worldwide and have brought proceedings in relation to misfeasance, wrongful trading, fraudulent trading, and other claims under both the Insolvency Act and the Companies Act. Notable cases include a property investment company based in the United States with estimated losses of US$50 million, and acting as liquidator of a solicitor’s practice where the director had been the subject of an SRA investigation with allegations of fraud.

Securing electronic hardware and IT data is key to progressing any investigation and our teams includes specialist individuals who secure any IT data available at short notice, and conduct forensic analysis work to provide valuable evidence in any legal claim.


We work with a range of lawyers that specialise in bringing these actions and have been successful in bringing claims where funds are not available in the insolvency estate with the use of a variety of funding options.

For more information about how our contentious investigation team can assist you please contact Stratford Hamilton.