Dean Benard
26 May 2015

Over the years I have had many interesting discussions on the advantages and potential disadvantages of recording investigative interviews. I have tried to look at all sides of the issue and have written about topic in the past. I thought it was about time I revisit this topic and make a case for recording.


Amy Shillington
19 May 2015

Locating people of interest (sometimes referred to as “Skip Tracing"), is an investigative technique skilled investigators use to locate an individual for various reasons and purposes. The investigators at Benard + Associates have the experience and expertise to locate people in all situations. This service is requested daily by our regulatory clients and lawyers.

The reason...

Courtney Campbell
21 April 2015

Delay, procedural inefficiencies, and escalation of costs are the obstacles Discipline Committees must deal with in adjudicating the matters brought before them.  Many ...

Courtney Campbell
14 April 2015

Members/registrants appearing before a Discipline or Fitness to Practi...

Brent Davis, The Waterloo Region Record
8 April 2015

WATERLOO — Dean Benard and his colleagues are private eyes.

So it's all stakeouts and surveillance, disguises and dark alleys?

Once in a while, perhaps.

But more often than not, a typical day involves interviews, research and paperwork. Lots of paperwork. 


Courtney Campbell
7 April 2015

The case of D’Mello v. The Law Society of Upper Canada was released by the Ontario Court of Appeal on December 22, 2014 and deals with the thorny issue of privilege as it applies to regulatory investigations, where a lawyer who was the subject of such an investigation commenced a defamation action against his regulatory body. The respondents successfully brought a summary judgment motion in the Super...

Courtney Campbell
1 April 2015

Practice directions are frequently used by courts as a means of providing guidance on practices courts expect parties will follow in preparing for and conducting court proceedings.  Examples of practice directions issued by courts include: assistance for self-represented parties,...

30 March 2015

As we have been operating for over ten years and have worked with many different regulators, we observed that there is a need for support in the area of hearings. All regulatory bodies must conduct hearings from time to time and they have an obligation to ensure fair, consistent, reliable, and transparent processes.


30 March 2015

The services offered by Benard + Associates have been popular and our client base has continued to grow as we supply the finest investigation, mediation, and locates services available anywhere.

Our reputation has led us to working...

Sarah Marceau
25 March 2015

When decisions are reached and findings are made in an investigation, parties involved  may not always agree with the results. However, they are more likely to accept the outcome if they feel that the investigation process itself was fair. Maintaining the following key principles of fairness will help parties feel confident in the process and the outcome.


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