Michael Barker & Partners is a Johannesburg based firm with 20 years experience. Offering specialist commercial crime services to legal firms, corporates, commercial companies and insurers who may have experienced financial loss due to employee fraud or dishonesty.

Although the company has a Head Office in Johannesburg we employ staff throughout South Africa and are continually handling matters throughout the African region. Although we handle diverse cases, there are always four key areas that are necessary in order to bring matters to a successful conclusion. These four areas are investigation, quantification, prosecution and recovery.

We conduct many types of investigations for our clients and as such a list of the type of investigations we cover you will find under the heading “Services”.


  • Background enquiries
  • Commercial Crime related investigations
  • Criminal investigations
  • Criminal prosecutions
  • Forensic investigations
  • Litigation support services
  • Liquidation investigations
  • Organized crime related investigations
  • Restraint of trade investigations
  • Stock theft
  • Surveillance and counter surveillance
  • Witness and suspect identification and apprehension
  • Due Diligence Enquiries