Advice was provided to an international manufacturing company’s UK office in relation to an allegation that one of its employees had been diverting payments made a customer of the client company. It was alleged that the customer had made payments to discharge debts due to the client company and had blamed an employee of the client of not allocating their payments and therefore misappropriating them.
As a result of the investigation work undertaken, such as consideration of whether practical segregation of duties were in place and followed and how customer payments were allocated, the client was advised the alleged misappropriation had not taken place.
The investigation work that we undertook was the foundation of correspondence then prepared on behalf of the client in relation to seeking payment from the customer and threatening court proceedings. This resulted in payment being made to the client.