Our Business Crime Services
Our highly talented business crimes defence team is made up of outstanding litigators and advocates and are a wise choice if your business would like advice on compliance, or is facing an investigation or a prosecution.
In December 2017, Freemans Solicitors was awarded the title of business crime Law Firm of the Year in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards. We have also been recommended in the leading legal directories of quality lawyers. We will provide first-class help across a comprehensive variety of issues.
Police station representation and advice
Discretion and reputation management is key in a business crime investigation, where you have been invited for an interview/arrested. That is what you can expect from your business crime lawyer at Freemans. Our clients can draw maximum advantage from outstanding and highly personalised legal guidance and representation, with the intention of placing them in the best position going forward. We provide expert advice in relation to investigations conducted by the police and other investigatory agencies.
Business and Financial Crime
A business crime lawyer at Freemans Solicitors, can offer representation against the full range of financial crime offences, including allegations of corporate fraud, bribery and corruption, insider dealing and market abuse, tax fraud, money laundering and financial record keeping offences. The investigation that you are facing may have been started by one of a number of investigatory bodies, depending on the nature of the allegation. These include the Serious Fraud Office, (SFO), the police, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). The SFO are able to prosecute as well as investigate. Cases investigated by the police and HMRC are usually prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) The FCA is also able to prosecute, and will generally do so when the allegations that it is investigating relate to, for example, market manipulation and insider dealing.
If facing an investigation or prosecution we would strongly encourage early engagement with a business crime lawyer.
Proceeds of Crime
A financial crime lawyer at Freemans will represent corporate entities and individuals who are facing legal action under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. We have an in-depth understanding and experience of how the consequences of such action can play out and therefore focus our guidance on challenging the actions of prosecutors, subjecting them to rigorous analysis and putting them to proof on their allegations. We have an excellent record in securing extremely good results for our clients in this area.
Health and Safety and Trading Standards Prosecutions
If you are facing an investigation or prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive or your local Trading Standards, your defence will be significantly galvanised by engaging the exceptional expertise of the regulatory crime lawyers at Freemans Solicitors.
Motoring offence prosecutions have the potential to lead to real adverse practical consequences, even more so when there is a business related connection. We understand that your key objectives will always be to keep your licence, avoid prosecution and, as a commercial enterprise, protect your reputation. Our business crime lawyers offer outstanding diagnostic expertise and exceptional skill in advancing technicalities and/or mitigating circumstances with a view to achieving the best possible outcome.
HMO and Other Housing Act Prosecutions
As a landlord or agent, you will be more than aware of the complexities of Housing Act and HMO law. Compliance is an ever-challenging undertaking. Working alongside knowledgeable legal experts with an in-depth comprehension of this area of regulation will immediately act to reduce your risk and protect your livelihood. If you are facing an investigation, our regulatory crime lawyers will offer you strength in representation, using their expertise to help you defend charges and achieve the outcome you need.