Switalskis Business Crime Unit offers expert advice for individuals and businesses suspected of serious and complex criminal offences, including fraud, money laundering and regulatory offences.
As well as providing representation in cases brought by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), we also have extensive experience defending cases brought by organisations such as the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and HMRC.
Convictions in relation to fraud, financial and white collar crime can result in significant fines, forfeiture of assets or restrictions in the way your business operates. By seeking the assistance of a solicitor specialising in corporate crime you can reduce the risk of severe penalties that could harm your business. If you are facing prosecution for serious fraud or business crime, our team of criminal defence solicitors can provide you with:
- legal advice and representation from the very beginning of an investigation
- an expertly prepared defence
- representation in courts of all levels
- links with specialist barristers
The Switalskis team has a wide ranging experience of fraud and white collar crime cases. Our experience includes:
- Serious VAT fraud
- Regulatory investigations
- Commodity trading and compliance
- Financial Services Investigations and Regulations
- Banking Fraud
- Confiscation, restraint and forfeiture of assets and cash proceedings
- Money laundering investigations
- Forfeiture of assets?
- Investigation by the Office of Fair Trading or HM Revenue and Customs
We have a proven track record representing clients, both privately paying and legal aid funded, against allegations of serious fraud and business crime whilst providing excellent client care and quality of service. Our solicitors are contracted by LAA to carry out criminal defence work under legal aid and the team is also a member of the VHCC (very high cost case) panel which means they are qualified to deal with the most serious and complex publicly funded cases.
Is your business at risk?
Specialist advice and representation is essential when an investigation has already started but prevention is better than cure and we are able to offer a more proactive service and advise you about your business and working practices to try to ensure you are fully compliant and investigations can be avoided or, at the very least, defended confidently.Allegations of a regulatory nature can damage your business’ reputation beyond repair, so we will always deal with your case with the utmost discretion.
Defence for Motoring and Road Traffic Law Offences
We can also offer advice and representation to businesses and commercial clients facing prosecution for motoring or Road Traffic Act offences. Few business owners could afford to lose their driving licence, and specialist, experienced representation could make the difference between losing your licence and keeping it. Unlike many legal firms, we can offer highly qualified and experienced solicitor advocates to represent you in the Magistrates Court, giving you the best chance.
If you or your business are facing prosecution for any business or regulatory offence or need clear, practical guidance on how to ensure your business practices are compliant, contact our specialists for more information and advice. Call 0800 138 0458, or complete our contact form and we'll call you back.