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  • Writer's pictureSeán Ryan

WORKPLACE/EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATIONS and OSINT

Updated: Oct 27, 2022

SPOTLIGHT is uniquely placed to provide full WORKPLACE and EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATION services, incorporating Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Open Source Data (OSD) as appropriate.


For more information on OSINT and OSD, refer to:



from our library.


SPOTLIGHT’s Senior Management Team (David Ryan, Sean Ryan and Martin Ryan) and Jamie Valentine (Senior Case Manager) are all trained and certified OSINT operatives.


Employers and Corporations, Management and HR Departments often have to deal with a large number of issues in the workplace, involving e.g.


· disputes between employees

· disputes between employees and employers

· employment law

· personal injury claims

· theft

· fraud

· regulation

· compliance


Employers and Companies may not necessarily have their own HR departments or access to external HR resources.


SPOTLIGHT is unique in not only having a vast investigation and surveillance expertise and experience across a range of industries and professions, particularly in respect of claims by employees but in the fact that our Claims Investigation and Workplace/Employee Investigation Services is led by our own In-House Counsel, MARTIN RYAN.



He is admitted to the Roll of Solicitors and a Member of the Law Society of Ireland (Solicitor reference S22357) and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales since 1981 (SRA reference 124144). He has specialised experience and expertise over 40 years in: Serious Fraud/general and serious Crime

Money Laundering

GDPR/Data Protection Employment Law and HR

Money Laundering

Civil proceedings (including Personal Injury)


Originally a Prosecutor with Greater Manchester Local Authority, when the national Crown Prosecution Service was introduced in the UK in 1986, he became one of the first Senior Crown Prosecutors in the North of England but including a stint in London.


He then became a Partner in one of the leading and specialised Serious Fraud and Crime Solicitors’ firms in the UK and an Agent Prosecutor for the UK Department of Trade and Industry. He was also Managing Partner of a large Solicitors’ firm employing over 400 staff, with substantial experience in employee, HR, investigation, grievance and disciplinary proceedings. He was an advocate in Employment Tribunals for many years.


As both a prosecuting and defence advocate, including appearances/representation in all Courts up to and including the UK High Court and Court of Appeal, his experience and expertise in directing cases and investigations, interviewing witnesses, obtaining statements, and digesting and understanding the detail, of both small and large volumes of files and written, photographic and video evidence, is ideally suited to the successful operation of our Claims Investigation and Workplace/Employee Investigation Services.


SPOTLIGHT can not only carry out necessary workplace/employee investigation and surveillance, HR and Grievance and Disciplinary investigation services, but also OSINT/OSD enquiries, either as a “stand-alone” offering or as part of an overall general service.


If:


· individuals,

· self-employed,

· unincorporated organisations

· companies

· self-insureds


cannot or do not wish to undertake such services themselves, they should contact SPOTLIGHT for further advice and representation.


WE CAN ASCERTAIN INFORMATION AND EVIDENCE RELATING TO ALL ISSUES IN THE WORKPLACE AND WITH EMPLOYEES, IN A LEGITIMATE, ETHICAL, REGULATORY AND COMPLIANT FASHION, OBSERVING AT ALL TIMES GDPR/DATA PROTECTION LAWS AND REQUIREMENTS.

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