Complex Crime, Pre-Charge Representation & Proactive Defence
We provide specialist representation on all criminal law matters, from driving offences to murder and complex fraud.
With over 20 years’ experience in the area of criminal law, we have advised a range of clients including governments, celebrities, sports personalities and other professionals.
We have extensive experience of discretely handling high value privately funded defendant work, and have acted in numerous high profile and sensitive regulatory and criminal matters.
We have particular expertise in defending both companies and individuals in serious and complex fraud investigations by the SFO, the FCA, the OFT (now CMA), HMRC, the CPS and the National Crime Agency (NCA), dealing with allegations of bribery and corruption, money laundering, serious fraud, criminal cartel activity, market abuse/insider trading and asset forfeiture and confiscation proceedings, both in the UK and worldwide.
We can assist clients with search warrants, dawn raids, production orders and issues of legal professional privilege.
Pre-Charge Representation & Proactive Defence
We understand the financial, legal and personal impact that false accusations of crime can bring.
We advise companies and individuals from the earliest stages of a case - before charges have been brought.
We have successfully represented many clients prior to charge and have an excellent record of success in concluding cases without charge by making representations to the prosecution or investigation authorities.
We are able to challenge illegal arrests and searches, seek the return of seized property, point out flaws in the evidence and address legal errors by the investigators or prosecutors. In addition, we often advise clients to establish a pro-active defence exercise by gathering evidence from witnesses and experts to positively support their case and contradict the allegations made.