Business Crime & Regulatory.

Our legal specialists can guide you through dealings with regulatory requirements in your sector, alleged fraud investigations, compliance, prosecutions and financial crime.

Investigations cause disruption to your business.

We can help minimise disruption and reach the best outcome.

Our expert Business Crime Team provides specialist legal advice. In the event of regulatory offence we can cover everything from initial discussions with regulatory bodies through to accompanying you to any Interview under Caution.

Employment Law

Effective corporate governance means taking a positive and proactive approach to compliance.

We recognise that there are an increasing number of laws that businesses can fall foul of, which can result in a prosecution by both the Police or other regulatory bodies including:

Local Authorities such as Trading Standards and Environmental Health

Health and Safety Executive

Fire and Rescue Authorities

Serious Fraud Office

Information Commissioner

Environment Agency

Specialist Legal Advice

Businesses can find themselves facing unlimited fines, costs orders, bad press and a loss of reputation in the event of conviction. Directors of companies can also find themselves being personally prosecuted if the act or default of their Company is, in some way, their fault. The best course of action, if you have any doubts as to your duties and responsibilities, is to seek expert legal advice and guidance. 

Our expert Business Crime Team provides specialist legal advice in relation to a range of regulatory offences covering everything from initial discussions with regulatory bodies on your behalf through to accompanying you to any Interview under Caution. We can sometimes persuade the regulatory body concerned not to prosecute you or to reduce the number of charges you may face. At Court we can also offer mitigation on your behalf so that any punishment is minimised and defend cases for you where it is appropriate to do so.

Our Business Crime legal advice covers:

Trading standards

Food safety

Environmental health

Housing standards

Benefit fraud

Planning enforcement

Private hire

Pollution

Health and safety

Fire safety

The process including investigation, prosecution and proceeds of crime

Charlotte Clode

Working With Our Service Team

We take great care to always ensure that you are properly advised on the merits and the risks of starting or resisting claims and are on hand to advise and negotiate on your behalf. Our approach is always transparent and we rigorously pursue our clients’ objectives, always with commercial success in mind.

- Charlotte Clode

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What Our Clients Say
 

Charlotte and her team did a great job of getting the sale completed, dealing with some other solicitors in the chain that appeared to be brain dead and uninterested. She kept me updated and chased things as needed on time. I felt she went above and beyond working on her day off because there was a chance the parties would exchange contracts that day. Very helpful and efficient. Many thanks to Charlotte and Claire. Great service.

Charlotte Judd

From Mr T

 

We used Olivia Jones in June 2020 to resolve a dispute with a dishonest commercial landlord, Olivia was fantastic I cannot recommend her enough excellent!!! 100%.

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You have a great team of professionals who I am more than happy to work with at any time when the need arises.

Andrew Verlander

Anon

 

Your dedication and commitment has been of the highest possible standards. At times it has been nightmarish, but your persistence won the day. Thank you.

I have to say how very grateful I have been to know that I was in such capable hands and that you looked after my interest so well. In passing I must add that your professionalism and expertise has been deeply appreciated as you guided me through this minefield.

You are obviously a great ambassador for not only your firm, but also the legal profession as a whole. Once again my renewed thanks for your very much appreciated efforts on my behalf.

Guy Birkett

Tractor Spares Limited