Experts from Cardiff-based law firm CJCH Solicitors, have launched a training course for antipiracy investigators from around the world.
CJCH ran the inaugural three-day course at the University of South Wales (USW), for senior investigators from global tech company Dassault Systèmes.
Nine senior investigators from Brazil, USA, Spain, China, Singapore, France, Germany, UK and Italy, took part in the course, including a visit from the the global head of licence compliance at Dassault Systèmes, Andy Clarkson who observed the final day of the programme.
The course included modules on operation planning and managing investigations, computers and the law, intelligence gathering, analysis and use, interview technique, plus other aspects of modern-day investigation.
The new course forms part of a major anti-piracy centre of excellence project, backed by the Welsh Government, and which will create more than 70 jobs at CJCH.
“This is another major step forward in developing Wales’ reputation as a global hub for anti-piracy expertise,” said CJCH CEO, Stephen Clarke.
“This initial course was a great success, and we will run more later in the year for a range of other companies who want to improve the skills of their antipiracy investigators,” added Mr Clarke.
CJCH, a Wales top-20 law firm with headquarters in Cardiff, has grown to more than 100 members of staff. Its expertise covers the full range of legal services including commercial, corporate, dispute resolution, intellectual property, mental health, employment law, motoring, property, family, child care, crime, wills & probate.
Caption: Andy Clarkson, global head of Dassault Systèmes licence compliance and Tony Crampton of CJCH Solicitors.