BruCIS Detective attaches special importance to its relationship with members of the legal profession, particularly lawyers.
During legal proceedings, collaboration between the lawyer and the private detective may be necessary. This collaboration allows the lawyer to carry out additional investigations with the private detective who can implement additional investigative means. Even if he already has a lawyer, it will be in the client's best interests to hire a private investigator.
In civil matters, it is for the parties to establish their evidence and it is the judge who decides on the basis of the elements contributed by each of them. Thus, the parties must each prove their claims, but it will be primarily for the lawyer to compile the evidence to convince the judge of the merits of the claim. It is during this trial process that the two complementary professions come together to advance legal proceedings.
The investigator plays a key role since he is called to produce accurate, precise and detailed reports containing all the information gathered during the investigation. Ultimately, these documents will be useful to the magistrates who will rule on the case. As such, these reports constitute decisive evidence in the proceedings. They will be passed to the lawyer in order to be presented to the magistrates in court.
When mandated, the private detective is also bound to respect the adversarial and fairness principle. As a result of both legal and ethical tools he is able to respond to the needs of both lawyers and their clients.
Indeed, the strategy employed by the private investigator must remain in perfect coherence with that of the lawyer, and this in compliance with strict rules in particular with respect to good repute, respect for privacy, loyalty and professional secrecy for lawyers or duty of confidentiality for private detectives.
It is indeed this complementarity between the two professions which makes it possible to serve the trial in pursuit of the truth.