Business Crime

Overview

Chambers has expertise in defending corporate clients in the broad spectrum of criminal and quasi criminal matters.

A series of major financial scandals and high-profile accidents, taken together with an ever increasing number of Statues and Regulations, have highlighted the significance of corporate responsibility and the State’s willingness to hold those responsible to account. As such, business should not simply look for reactive advice but rather proactive advice designed to insulate and protect.

Our Members routinely act in complex business crime matters both for prosecuting agencies and on behalf defendant companies and directors. Many have also undertaken secondments to gain relevant exposure and specialisation, including with the Serious Fraud Office. In addition to traditional advocacy services, Chambers can provide advice in respect of due diligence and effective procedures, in addition to providing training and interactive seminars.

Recent business crime instructions include, by way of example, a mulit-million pound trading standards prosecutions, advising the European subsidiary of an international finance company (with $2.5billion holdings) on insider trading and seven members of Chambers being instructed in a paper heavy and complex fraud perpetrated against the Government. We routinely act in health and safety matters and in cases concerning the interplay between crime and consumer law.

Chambers has experience in cyber-crime, health and safety, bribery and corruption, trading standards, environmental regulation and the financial markets.