Business Crime and Regulation

When your business is facing investigation or charges by a prosecutor or regulatory body, it always pays to secure expert legal advice from the outset. This is essential to protect your assets and build the strongest possible case.

At Slater Heelis, our business crime solicitors specialise in supporting organisations through each stage of the investigation process, as well as planning effective regulation and training programs to ensure compliance.

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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.

We also understand the high level of stress and pressure placed on the shoulders of business owners and directors in these cases. Rest assured our department has a proven track record in reaching effective resolutions within reasonable time frames. As your trusted legal advisor, we’re here to protect your reputation, safeguard your assets and maintain day-to-day operations wherever possible.

Discretion is essential, of course, which is why we’re committed to helping you manage any adverse publicity or financial repercussions that may follow a criminal allegation. It’s our job to offer straightforward advice and lay out a clear legal strategy that delivers the best course of action.

The business crime specialists

Our solicitors regularly advise on a broad range of business crime and regulatory offences, including fraud, money laundering, environmental prosecution, breaches of copyright, health and safety, town planning and tax evasion. As a full-service firm, we’re also able to call on the expertise of our commercial, construction and litigation specialists whenever necessary to build the strongest possible case for you.

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. Her experience in this area is a key reason why corporate clients choose Slater Heelis to represent them when facing business crime or regulatory issues.

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.

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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