Also known as ‘White-collar crime’, business crime can be defined as a sophisticated, non-violent crime, that has been committed by a person with a respected position within a firm. Examples can include various acts of fraud, theft and tax evasion.
Successive governments have targeted the business sector with a range of laws, including the Enterprise Act 2002, Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Serious Organised Crime Act 2005, Fraud Act 2006, and most recently the Bribery Act, which have altered the landscape in which businesses operate.
It is essential that companies and their directors ensure that they are fully aware of Criminal and Regulatory Law when transacting business. As businesses become ever increasingly global, it is also imperative that there is a good understanding of various international laws.
If you or your business are suspected of a financial crime, you will need specialist advice from the outset to deal with demands of the authorities.
Experienced Business Crime Solicitors
Our business crime solicitors advise on an extensive range of fraud and regulatory matters including; large-scale fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, health and safety offences and environmental prosecutions.
Over the years we’ve established relationships with a wide range of independent experts to assist in the defence of these allegations including forensic accountants, computer analysts, handwriting experts and many others. We guarantee to only instruct the best. Our expertise is complemented by our selection of barristers and QC’s with a proven track record in business crime and fraud.
Our experience means we are in a position to defend cases brought by a variety of agencies including the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Contact our experts to receive the professional legal advice which is detrimental to helping protect your reputation and avoiding potential disruption to your personal or private life.
- Serious Fraud Office Investigations
- HM Revenue and Customs Investigations
- Financial Conduct Authority Investigations
- National Crime Agency Investigations
- Bribery and Corruption
- Cartels and Illegal Price Fixing
- Confiscation Procedures
- Insider Dealing
- Conspiracy to Defraud
- Mortgage Fraud
- Investment Fraud