Clutch, a Morae Global Business, Launches Guide to Internal Investigations

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Guide provides best practices and guidance for those conducting or overseeing investigations, including Boards of Directors, General Counsel and Corporate Executives in the U.K. and the U.S.

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The Guide to Conducting Internal Investigations

We believe the guide will help investigators navigate through the myriad, complex issues that frequently arise.

Clutch, a Morae Global Business and provider of end-to-end legal and compliance solutions, has published its Guide to Conducting Internal Investigations, written by its Regulatory Head Charles Hastie and Jack McQuitty, Partner and leader of the Investigations & Enforcement team at UK law firm TLT.

Parts one and two of the six-part comprehensive guide are now available here for free, offering 45 pages of comprehensive information. The guide covers the immediate priorities to be considered at the start of any investigation, guidelines for developing governance and decision-making strategies and tips for selecting an investigative team.

The guide also contains four example documents that provide immediate help for anyone carrying out an internal investigation, including a non-disclosure agreement, a document hold notice, a scoping document and an investigation plan.

“We realized that there was no comprehensive solution that gave practical guidance on internal investigations, so we set out to provide the best possible resource we could,” said Hastie. “We believe the guide will help investigators navigate through the myriad, complex issues that frequently arise.”

“There is no regulatory blueprint for what is accepted internal investigation practice. This puts firms at a disadvantage with their regulators and so we wanted to redress the balance. This is our attempt to write that blueprint,” said McQuitty.

The launch of the guide comes following the recent merger of Clutch Group with Morae Legal to create Morae Global, a legal and compliance powerhouse, as well as the appointment of James Neath, former BP Global Head of Litigation, as President of Clutch.

About Morae Global Corporation 
Morae Global Corporation provides end-to-end legal and compliance solutions to General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers around the world. Morae’s team of experts is comprised of some of the most seasoned and knowledgeable professionals in the legal industry. The firm’s mission is to help law departments and law firms operate in the most effective and efficient manner by providing end-to-end solutions to fulfill all needs – focusing on people and technology, supported by process, guided by strategy and measured by data using analytics. Core service lines include Clutch Information Management, eDiscovery and Managed Review, Law Department Management Consulting and eLEXir On-Demand Legal Services. Morae Global has offices throughout the United States, including in Houston, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., and internationally in London, Bangalore, Zurich and Hong Kong.

For more information about Morae Global’s legal and compliance solutions, please visit

About TLT
TLT supports large corporates, public institutions and high growth businesses on their strategic and day-to-day legal needs. Able to advise across the three UK legal jurisdictions of England & Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, the firm has offices in Bristol, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast, as well as a specialist ship finance team in Piraeus, Greece.

With significant experience advising organisations in the energy & renewables, financial services, housing, leisure, public sector, retail & consumer goods and TMT sectors, the firm has a strong track record of consistent growth driven by client need. TLT has over 100 partners and employs around 1,000 people.

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