Business Crime We help you to understand your responsibilities

When you or your company are under investigation you need an advisor, you can trust.

You need a lawyer who has the depth of skill and experience to guide you and your company through what can be a difficult process.

With a deep understanding of what you are going through from many years of high level practice in the field, the Business Crime team prides itself on offering an outstanding service, transparency on legal fees and accessible and approachable partners with the level of support that you and your business will need.

Our Business Crime specialists handle a broad range of criminal and regulatory investigations assisting private individuals, corporates and Boards of Directors both domestically and internationally. We can help you minimise the risk of criminal and civil liabilities before they arise and will vigorously defend you and your company’s interests in the event of an investigation.

We have an established reputation for thinking strategically and pragmatically when problem solving. Our experienced partners will provide you with support and reassurance having guided many clients through crisis situations just like yours.

We have particular expertise in criminal aspects of Health and Safety, product safety and environmental offences.

Our Partners have excellent reputations and many years of experience in defending serious and complex fraud cases.

Our Tax Investigations practice has a focus on civil and criminal tax fraud investigations and litigation conducted by the Special Investigation and Criminal Investigation departments.

We have expertise in Proceeds of Crime matters including responding to applications for restraint orders, confiscation proceedings and asset forfeiture proceedings, including Unexplained Wealth Orders.

We are also able to offer expert advice to companies and individuals who are faced with situations where compliance and money laundering issues arise.

We can also assist Boards of Directors understand their responsibilities and liabilities including those that can result from failing to prevent bribery and the facilitation of tax evasion; including offering training.

We focus on:

  • Helping you minimise the risk of criminal and civil liabilities before they arise;
  • Protecting you and your company’s interests in the event of an investigation
  • Supporting you through a crisis whilst providing pragmatic and strategic advice

We advise on:

  • Serious and complex financial crime,
  • Corruption and bribery,
  • Health and Safety,
  • Complex tax investigations,
  • Proceeds of crime and compliance issues,
  • Investigations and prosecutions by the Financial Conduct Authority, Serious Fraud Office, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Health and Safety Executive, Food Standards Agency, Local Authority, Environment Agency and Trading Standards.

 

 

Key Contacts

Anne Davies
Richard Cannon
Tessa Lorimer
Shahid Miah

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