Fraud & Business Crime

Defending allegations of serious fraud nationwide

We are a criminal defence practice who specialise in the defence of allegations of serious fraud, money laundering, and VAT & Tax fraud.We have a team of lawyers dedicated to the defence of individuals and companies facing such ‘white collar’ allegations.

We are consistently ranked as a leading criminal law practice by the definitive independent guide to the UK legal profession (Chambers & Partners) and we are original members of the Serious Fraud Panel of the Legal Services Commission.

Our People are expert fraud lawyers who bring the knowledge and experience needed to protect the personal and commercial interests of clients caught up in a fraud investigation which can have potentially catastrophic consequences for their liberty and livelihood. With our intervention many investigations can be resolved at an early stage without the need for formal criminal proceedings, leaving our clients reputation intact.

Areas of Expertise

 

Serious FraudAny investigation into Serious Fraud can be damaging to a person’s reputation or business – even if you are only under suspicion.

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VAT & Tax FraudInvestigations involving VAT & Tax fraud can be long and complex, with convictions normally resulting in a prison sentence.

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Money LaunderingThe agencies tasked with investigating money laundering have extensive powers. You will need expert help from the outset.

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Corporate Manslaughter, Safety & EnvironmentUnder recently tested legislation companies themselves can now be guilty of corporate manslaughter. Make sure you know the new law.

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Confiscation & Restraint of AssetsEven if you are simply being investigated for fraud, investigating bodies, in many cases, will take steps to freeze your assets.

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Trading StandardsInvestigations can start in any number of ways – from a test purchase by an official to the seizure of your property.

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Corruption & BriberyWhat were viewed by many as legitimate business practices will now contravene the very recent Bribery Act Legislation.

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Regulatory & DisciplinaryWe act for members of professional bodies accused of breaching regulatory rules and professional standards.

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