Private Investigators a part of the process

Media reports today indicate that a private investigator has been hired to perform surveillance and background checks on Kristy Fraser-Kirk who has launched law suit against David Jones and its former CEO Mark McInnes.

While to many this seems an extreme step it is not an uncommon part of the legal process, especially when the law suit is in the region of the $37m being sought.

It is unusual, however, to alert a litigant via the media that this process has begun and to us as lawyers it appears like a tool in the process of trying to force an early settlement.