Simon Hayes // Financial Investigator

Simon Hayes // Financial Investigator

Simon specialises in complex multi-jurisdictional fraud and extradition cases where there are allegations of hidden assets. He has handled a number of high profile and reported cases.

Simon has always specialised in commercial litigation and previously acted as a consultant in due diligence, as well as in the sourcing of international consumer and corporate information in accordance with both national, EU and international data protection guidelines. He has an exemplary understanding of international and offshore corporate structures and the means to obtain information regarding these within each jurisdiction.

Simon regularly speaks at credit industry conferences on the availability of on-line UK and international credit information, as well as giving seminars on the interpretation of data protection regulations within EU member states for the financial services and security services.

He is a member of the Association of Fraud Examiners, the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association, the International Academy of Investigative Psychology, the International Association of Crime Analysts and the International Association of Forensic Linguists.

Telephone // 020 7025 4450 Email //


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