Regulatory Crime and Inquests
Businesses and their managers can sometimes inadvertently find themselves embroiled in criminal investigations through no fault of their own. After those investigations companies can be fined huge amounts of money and managers and directors imprisoned and disqualified from acting as directors in the event of prosecution and conviction. We can protect you and your business in the event of a criminal investigation into health and safety, fire, environmental, trading standards (including food), fraud and other corporate crime issues. We can also represent your interests in Inquests. If your business requires compliance advice in any of these areas, our expert can advise you how best to act legally.
The following might serve as a short, no-names profile:
Our expert has a long history of advising corporates, directors and employees in a range of criminal matters, including health a and safety and fire, environmental, trading standards, data protection, road traffic and serious crime investigations and prosecutions. Although he mostly defends, having prosecuted as well he has a well-rounded practice that allows him to view cases from both sides of the Bar. He offers corporate support to firms of solicitors, assisting with due diligence, litigation, document review, witness familiarisation, risk advice and internal investigations.
Areas that we can cover:
- health and safety
- fire safety
- environmental investigations and prosecutions
- trading standards
- road traffic
- professional discipline
- HMRC and Border Force investigations and seizures