Business Crime and Regulation

The implications of a guilty verdict relating to business crime can be serious and highly damaging, both from an operations perspective, and that concerning employee attitudes. Coverage from the media is rarely kind when there is a negative outcome in these circumstances.

Trust in our experienced business crime solicitors to work towards the best possible outcome in the event of your business being under scrutiny.

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If your business is alleged of breaching regulations or of committing a crime, whether it relates to financial wrongdoing or breaches of health and safety, it is imperative that you seek expert legal advice at the earliest opportunity.

Vast experience to guide you

Many of our clients face legal charges or investigation by the FCA, HMRC, BEIS, insolvency services or local council authorities. Our team draws on decades of experience dealing with these authorities and challenging the various accusations or demands they make.

Having successfully defended organisations across all industries, we know every step of the process inside out.

As a full-service firm, we are able to call on the expertise of our commercial, construction and litigation specialists whenever necessary to build the strongest possible case for you.

There are various different types of business crime, and to protect the reputation, value, and future trading or your business, you need to be able to put your full trust in a business crime solicitor who will guide you through the process from start to finish.

No matter the size or geographical location of an organisation, only the best legal representation and advice will do when it comes to business crime. Our criminal defence specialist team are experienced in representing businesses of all kinds for a vast array of alleged offences.

White-collar crime, as it is sometimes referred to, is not limited to businesses. It also encompasses individuals who are prominent in business, politics and the public eye.

Protect your business; instruct an expert

Rest assured our department has a proven track record in reaching effective resolutions within reasonable time frames. As your trusted business crime solicitor, we’re here to protect your reputation, safeguard your assets and maintain day-to-day operations wherever possible.

Head of our Business Crime & Regulation team, Rachel Fletcher is renowned throughout the North of England for supporting business owners, directors and corporations facing criminal investigation.

Variations of business crime

Please seek advice from a professional as soon as you receive notice of an alleged business crime or investigation. The sooner you reach out to a business crime solicitor, the sooner we can examine the case, talk you through the options of approach and discuss a realistic outcome.

Financial Crime

The umbrella of financial crime is broad-reaching. It is what most of the reported business crimes are classified under.

Financial business crime can relate to activity such as fraud and embezzlement, tax fraud, money laundering or false accounting, to name a few.

There can be stark differences in the severity of a charge, depending on the type of financial crime and extent of it. Speak to our experts for further information on severity and maximum sentences.

Health and Safety Breaches

In the most serious of cases, depending on the nature of your business, there could be accusations of corporate manslaughter. When an accident at work becomes fatal, there can be severe consequences for the employer.

Again, it is crucial to speak with an expert business crime solicitor as soon as you can.

Specialist Business Crime Defence

Do not hesitate to consult a business crime solicitor when suspected of criminal activity. We believe that every party is entitled to a defence and the earlier you seek advice, the more rounded a defence we can work to build.

If you need to speak to an expert business crime and regulation solicitor, contact our team today on 0161 969 3131 or simply fill in our online contact form to arrange an initial consultation.

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What our clients say about us…

“Rachel handled our case personally from beginning to end, always making herself available both by phone and email. It was really refreshing that I didn’t need to speak to anyone else because she handled everything. Rachel was courteous, professional and realistic with her advice making sure that I was kept abreast of all possible outcomes. She had different strategies that came with recommendations and the one she recommended was a winner. I’m a very happy client.”

Mr. DM, Criminal Defence Client

Meet your Business Crime solicitor

Rachel Fletcher is a Criminal Defence Solicitor with 12 years post qualification experience. Rachel has specialised in private crime and regulatory cases, advising individuals, directors and corporations under investigation from a wide range of regulatory bodies.

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