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1 May 2017
As investigators, we are often asked by our clients to use search warrants to obtain information that will further an investigation.  Of course, wanting to please our clients, we would be happy to do so whenever possible, and indicated. However, most often we are in a position where we must explain why we cannot obtain a search warrant, or why using a search warrant would not be appropriate i...
1 May 2017
We have been busily making people aware of our new education company, Nuance Education + Training. Response has been amazing and we have great programs lined up for May and June. Click here to see the upcoming programs in your area. We have received a great number of inquiries on private workshops for organizations, where we tailor the learning objectives to what you need for your organization. If...
10 March 2017
In a recent matter, Bairaj Shoan and Attorney General of Canada (2016 FC 1003), a federal court judge rejected a workplace harassment investigation due to an improper investigation into alleged workplace harassment. In the decision, The Honourable Mr. Justice Zinn found that due to a lack of procedural fairness and natural justice within the investigation process, it could not be considered as evi...
10 March 2017
We are very proud to announce the opening of our sister company Nuance Education + Training. Over more than 12 years Benard + Associates has seen almost everything you can imagine in the world of investigations. Whether it is a regulatory matter, workplace issue, or a combination of both, we have dealt with it and have the insight to create approaches and best practices that are second to none. Nu...
Dean Benard
15 December 2016
We are very pleased to introduce Stefanie Blacker, who joined Benard + Associates on November 21, 2016. Stefanie is an experienced investigator in regulatory matters and brings international experience to our team. Prior to joining Benard + Associates, Stefanie was a Senior Case Investigation Officer for the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the United Kingdom. In this role, Stefanie conducted inve...

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