Our private client team caters for a number of services which directly involves personal and family matters. We realise there is degree of sensitivity in these situations and we ultimately regard confidentiality and discretion as paramount.

Case Study – Private Client


In a recent case where we acted for a “global” celebrity, we were instructed to trace and locate a former employee of the client who had been “stalking on-line” after “hacking” into an alleged secure social network site, posting disturbing and slanderous messages towards the client and fan base.

Not only had the perpetrator hacked into our client’s site but also into many of the fans sites and attempted to “groom” them. Our client was placed in a state of fear and alarm and despite police intervention; they were unable to locate the perpetrator who had been “bouncing” his email addresses over several different continents.

We were duly instructed and very quickly identified the true geographical origin of the messages being sent. Through our expert tracing staff, tracking technology and experienced field operatives, were able to establish and address where the perpetrator was hiding out.

The individual was identified and the local police took over the case which by now had progressed into a major criminal matter.

Everyone can be found, it just takes time, effort and skill.

I have engaged Derek at Leonards over a number of years on behalf of several major insurers. I have always found the service he and his company offers to be of the highest standard and I have no hesitation recommending him to anybody considering sending instructions.

Bruce Goodbrand

Clyde & Co. Solicitors

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