Forensic Readiness Plans

This article introduces the concept of Forensic Readiness Plans, and explains why every organisation should have one.


A trillion dollar issue

The impact of financial crime on an organisation’s brand, reputation, goodwill, and revenue is significant, with money laundering alone estimated at USD $2 trillion each year.
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Clear and focused attention with Forensic

In today’s fast-changing environment, threats such as fraud, corruption and money laundering are very real and carry with them potentially significant reputational, financial and criminal impacts.

Fraud, corruption and money laundering are real threats that can have significant reputational, financial and criminal consequences.

With more supervision and action from regulators, organisations in Australia have to manage financial crime issues that are subject to greater scrutiny and bigger penalties.

Our 80-strong Australian team of forensic experts can help you pre-empt these threats, react quickly and confidently, and navigate to a better position. We will help you deal with:

  • Reputational, criminal and financial impacts
  • Legal disputes such as class action lawsuits that may result in liability, claims and settlements
  • Security breaches
  • Regulatory inspections.

We work across jurisdictions with colleagues around the world to give you specialist coverage and advice. Our experts throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific region can respond quickly. The team includes:

  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Computer forensic practitioners
  • Data analysts
  • Corporate investigators
  • Former law enforcement officers
  • Former regulators.

Our services

Forensic Response
We help clients react quickly and confidently in a crisis, investigation or dispute. We use our global network, deep industry experience and advanced analytical technology to understand and resolve issues. We deliver the proactive advice needed to reduce the risk of future problems.

Financial crime
Our global network allows us to combine an understanding of local business cultures and regulatory issues to leave the clients better prepared to protect their assets and reputation.

Forensic technology and Digital Discovery
We bring together some of the country’s most experienced forensic technology practitioners to provide end-to-end discovery services and conduct computer forensic services, helping to reduce risk and manage costs.

Crisis management
Our crisis team assist clients in dealing with catastrophic, unforeseen incidents that jeopardise their critical assets, reputation, and financial standing. 

Having in place our 24/7 independently managed hotline ‘Whistleblower’ can provide an early warning system to allow management to intervene and resolve issues before they become major threats to an organisation, and is widely seen as a hallmark of good corporate governance.

Forensic Seminar Program and Forensic Foresight news Custom sessions and regular news alerts Our seminar program and news alerts are tailored to lawyers and corporate executives. We provide an insight into the application of accounting and forensic technology and the associated issues and practical considerations. We also offer insights into innovation, technology, consulting, risk and advisory.

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Deloitte Forensic response helps clients react quickly and confidently in a crisis, investigation or dispute. We use our global network, deep industry experience and advanced analytical technology to understand and resolve issues. 


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