Confidentiality is paramount in the investigation Industry. Most of the assignments we complete must therefore remain anonymous. However, there are some that can be mentioned because they have received publicity and are in the public domain. Merritt International has been instructed on numerous high profile and technical investigations.
Working with Defence Counsel in identifying, locating and obtaining statements from witnesses. Gathering and analysing intelligence for the defence case.
Working closely with the Reeves family in the investigation of the fire at Reeves Furniture Store during the London riots of 2011 and successfully negotiating the settlement of the fire claim with their insurers Axa.
Instructed by a large retail outlet to investigate internal theft of high value goods from their warehouses and storage depots in the south east of the UK. Staff and contractors were identified and apprehended. Loss prevention and security measures were then put in place to prevent further losses.
A seven-month investigation into irregularities involving the transportation of diamonds between London and Antwerp.
A twelve month operation on behalf of a multi-national logistics company culminated in the apprehension of eight leading offenders of an organised crime syndicate. The operation involved several companies and encompassed three countries.
The first year following this very successful operation showed a significant turnaround in the logistic company’s trading figures. A loss of several million dollars was turned into a profit.
We were instructed by a large banking organisation in the USA to locate a Middle Eastern man suspected of an international fraud involving US$6.5million. We located him and place him under 24 hour surveillance until the Bank arranged for the local authorities to apprehend and charge him.
The London apartment (valued at over £10 million) of an overseas industrialist was severely damaged by fire following an arson attack. The financial loss was not as important to the owner as the reason for the attack. Our in-depth investigations identified the offender and the motive. This information was passed to the client.
Following a Category 3 Hurricane on Grand Bahama Island, we received instructions to investigate an insurance claim involving serious structural damage to a luxury home. Our investigations revealed that this was a fraudulent claim and the damage was not caused by the Hurricane. There was an underlying defect in the building that had been known by the home owner for over 10 years.
International intellectual property theft – (Elvis Presley). A four-month successful investigation covering London, Germany and Holland.