Business & White-Collar Crime Solicitors
Expert solicitors in representing clients facing investigation or prosecution for Fraud or White-Collar Business Crime Offences
Our Solicitors and Barristers are experienced in advising and defending individuals and companies that are facing investigation or prosecution for Fraud or White-Collar Business Crime Offences. Over recent years there has been a significant increase in the detection and prosecution of Fraud and Business Crime and it is crucial that you appoint expert legal advice as soon as possible. Call our lawyers on 0345 222 9955 for a no obligation initial telephone assessment.
Business Crime Solicitors
Businesses are subject to a wide range of legislation and regulation which if not complied with could result in a Criminal Prosecution against the company and key individuals such as Company Directors or Managers.
Our Business Crime Solicitors have experience in representing companies and company directors facing prosecution for offences such as:
- VAT Fraud
- Revenue Fraud
- Commercial Fraud
- Employee Fraud
- Regulatory Offences
- Money Laundering
- White Collar Fraud
- Bribery and Corruption
- Insider Dealing
Funding Your Case
Our Solicitors and Barristers can be appointed on an hourly rate basis (£250+VAT) or via a Fixed Fee. If you would like more details on the cost of legal representation, please call us on 0345 222 9955 and one of our lawyers will be able to provide you with a fee estimate.
As we are dedicated towards providing the best legal representation and client care to all our clients, we do not accept cases on a Public Funded basis (Legal Aid).
Prosecutions for fraud are dealt with under the Fraud Act 2006 which came into force in January 2007.
Section 1 of The Fraud Act 2006 creates a general offence of fraud and introduces three ways in which it can be committed:
- Fraud by false representation
- Fraud by failure to disclose information when there is a legal duty to do so
- Fraud by abuse of position
For the prosecution to be successful:
- the defendant’s conduct must be dishonest;
- his/her intention must be to make a gain; or cause a loss or the risk of a loss to another.
- No gain or loss needs to have been made.
A conviction of fraud can result in imprisonment of up to 10 years, substantial Court Fines and confiscation of assets. The sentence imposed by the Court will depend upon the nature and circumstances of the offence and the value of the alleged fraud.
Areas of Expertise
Our Solicitors and Barristers can be appointed to represent Companies and Individuals for cases involving:
- Interviews under caution
- Pre-charge legal advice
- Bail applications
- Negotiating with the prosecution
- Preparing cases for trial
- Sentence hearings
Once our lawyers are appointed on a Fraud or Business Crime Prosecution we scrutinise the prosecution evidence to identify weaknesses and will prepare the case for trial if appropriate.
When we are appointed to defend a business, we will also work to protect the reputation of the business.
Prosecutions involving fraud or white-collar crime will usually be brought by:
- Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
- Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
- HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
- Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
- Financial Services Authority (FSA)
- National Crime Agency (NCA)
Criminal Defence Solicitors
If you are a regulated professional, a criminal conviction could cause difficulties in your chosen profession. Our specialist lawyers understand the implications a Police Caution or Criminal Conviction could have.
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1 Victoria Square
5 Chancery Lane
Milton Keynes Office
494 Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes, MK9 2EA