Business Crime Lawyer Services

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Business Crime Lawyer Services

For the best possible outcome

Facing a business crime charge can have far-reaching consequences, affecting not just your professional standing but also your personal life, your financial stability and the overall viability of your company. Penalties can vary, ranging from fines and regulatory sanctions to asset seizures and even jail time if you’re found guilty.

Even when a case doesn’t result in a conviction, charges can put your career at risk, damage your business reputation and create tension in your personal relationships. It’s vital to work with an expert solicitor at the earliest opportunity to enact damage control and protect your reputation. 

At Switalskis, our team specialises in business crime defence. We’re well prepared to guide you through almost any legal process relating to business crime allegations, and we have helped many of our clients deal with cases ranging from regulatory breaches to complex financial misconduct. 

We work with businesses of all sizes and offer expert legal advice that will help you navigate the intricate landscape of business and financial law to make sure you’re treated fairly. We approach each case with the care and attention it merits, offering straightforward and empathetic advice at every stage. With Switalskis, you're not just hiring a lawyer; you're gaining a supportive team committed to securing the best outcome for you.

Our range of expertise includes:

  • Police station representation - if you’ve been arrested and taken to a police station, we can represent you when you need it most. All advice we offer at the station is free, and we have a 24-hour emergency callout service.
  • General crime - our criminal defence solicitors can help you if you’ve been accused of sexual offences, drug assaults, theft, burglary and public order offences.
  • Fraud and business crime - our business crime team specialises in serious fraud, tax fraud and asset seizures for organisations of all sizes. We can provide representation in regulatory investigations and actions, and we will aim to reduce the possibility of serious penalties for businesses.
  • Motoring offences - losing your driving licence can have serious consequences on your career, your family life and your personal relationships. If you’re being prosecuted for a motoring offence, we’ll advise you on minimising the impact the offence has upon you.

To chat about your specific circumstances and find out how we can help, give us a call today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch through our website.

How Switalskis can help you

When you reach out to us, we'll have an initial discussion to understand the specifics of your situation. This will help us to understand your role in any alleged activities and the charges you’re facing, and act as an opportunity to discuss the services we can offer. We'll also talk about your desired outcomes, outline your chances of success and explain the legal processes involved so you know what to expect.

If you choose Switalskis to mount your defence, we'll be with you every step of the way - whether you’re disputing charges brought against you or planning to plead guilty and need to manage the consequences. We pride ourselves on breaking down confusing legal language and making your obligations clear, so you’ll know exactly where you stand at all stages. We understand that every business crime case is different, and we'll tailor our advice to meet your unique needs.

We're experienced in dealing with charges and investigations from authorities like the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and HMRC. We know the ins and outs of how these organisations work, and we'll use that knowledge to build a robust defence for you.

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What business crime offences can Switalskis help with?

There is a broad spectrum of business crime charges and they often overlap, especially in complex cases. It’s important to choose a law firm with a range of experience to handle your case. At Switalskis, we know that facing a business crime charge creates more than just legal issues, and we can offer comprehensive services to help - for example, by taking steps to protect you from media attention.

We offer services relating to all of the following charges:

  • Regulatory investigations: if you're under scrutiny from regulatory bodies, we can help you navigate the complex processes of an investigation and defend your interests.
  • Commodity trading and compliance: we can assist with compliance issues and investigations related to commodity trading, with the aim of avoiding hefty fines and legal complications.
  • Financial services investigations and regulations: from FCA investigations to compliance with financial regulations, we've got the expertise to guide you through investigations and dawn raids.
  • Confiscation, restraint and forfeiture of assets and cash proceedings: if you're facing the loss of assets or cash through legal proceedings, we can help protect your rights and offer the best defence strategy. We can also support you if your assets have been frozen with a view to recovery.
  • Money laundering investigations: we can guide you through the intricate legal landscape of money laundering investigations, making sure you're well prepared to defend yourself.
  • Forfeiture of assets: if you're at risk of asset forfeiture, we can help you understand your rights and the avenues you can use to appeal a decision.
  • Investigation by the Office of Fair Trading or HMRC: we're experienced in dealing with investigations by the UK’s financial regulation authorities and can offer you tailored advice to navigate disputes or other challenging situations.

We know this is a stressful time, and we're here to offer not just legal expertise but also a compassionate ear. You're not just another case to us; you're a person facing a tough situation, and we're committed to standing by you and your business.

What is the process of disputing business crime charges?

Facing a business crime charge can be overwhelming at first, but knowing what to expect can make the process less daunting. Here's how we'll guide you through it:

Step 1: Initial consultation

The first step is to get in touch with our expert team. We'll discuss your situation in detail, helping you understand what you're up against and what your options are.

Step 2: Case assessment

We'll review all the evidence and circumstances surrounding your case. This helps us tailor our advice and plan the best course of action for you.

Step 3: Engaging with authorities

Whether it's the FCA, HMRC, or any other regulatory body, we'll handle any communications and any submissions needed to make sure that your case is presented in the best possible light, that you meet your legal obligations and that your rights are upheld.

Step 4: Building your defence

We'll gather all necessary evidence, consult with experts if needed and build a defence strategy tailored to the charges you’re facing and the specifics of your case.

Step 5: Legal proceedings

If your case goes to court, we'll represent you, making sure your defence is presented clearly and effectively. We'll aim for the best possible outcome, whether that's a dismissal, reduced charges or a more favourable settlement. We’ll talk about the possible outcomes of your case ahead of time to avoid any surprises at this stage.

Step 6: Resolution

Whether your case is resolved in or out of court, we'll guide you through the final steps, making sure you understand any penalties, future implications or compliance requirements.

Throughout this process, we'll stay in regular contact, making sure you're well-informed and prepared for each stage. We understand that this is a challenging time, and we're here to offer the legal advice you need when you need it. With Switalskis, you're not just hiring a solicitor; you're gaining access to a committed legal support structure.

Things to remember when defending against a business crime charge

Facing a business crime charge is a serious matter, but there are steps you can take to strengthen your defence and navigate the legal maze more effectively.

  • Gather evidence: start by pulling together any documents, emails or records that are relevant to your case. The more evidence you have, the stronger your defence will be. Later down the line, we’ll help you to identify and gather any additional sources of evidence that you need and compile them to build your argument.
  • Consult a solicitor: get in touch with a solicitor who specialises in business crime as soon as you can. Switalskis’ team has years of experience in this field, and we know the ins and outs of business crime investigations and prosecutions. Without a legal expert by your side, you could make mistakes early in the process that will damage your defence later.
  • Keep records: hang onto any communications or documents related to the charge. This includes letters from regulatory bodies, court notices and even your own notes about the situation. These records can be invaluable in building your defence.
  • Be honest and consistent: when you're dealing with your solicitor or appearing in court, it's essential that you’re honest and consistent. Any inconsistencies can weaken your defence and harm your credibility.

With the right approach and expert legal guidance, you can tackle this challenging situation head-on.

To find out how we can help, give us a call today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch through our website.

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Why Switalskis?

Our team is composed of specialists in business crime defence. With decades of experience, we're well equipped to guide you through the complexities of charges, investigations and prosecutions related to business crime.

Here's what you can expect when you work with us:

Clarity in complexity

Business crime cases can be full of complicated legal terms and procedures. We'll clear things up by simplifying the legal speak, answering your questions and keeping you informed at every stage. That way, you can make decisions about how we move forward with the confidence that comes with knowing where you stand and what to expect.

Empathy at every step

We want to hear your concerns, understand your unique situation and offer advice that's tailored to you and the outcome you hope to achieve. To us, you're not just another case; you're a person going through a challenging period, and we're here to help.

Expertise you can trust

When you're up against a business crime charge, you need someone reliable in your corner. We've got a strong track record in dealing with all kinds of business crime cases, for businesses of all sizes and with varying degrees of complexity. Regardless of your needs, you can expect us to go the extra mile to meet them and handle your situation with the expertise needed.

Championing your rights

We want to make sure you’re heard and your rights are protected. You have the right to expect a fair trial and a strong defence, and we’ll make sure both are upheld. We'll be with you every step of the way, to help you to deal with any difficulties you face and make the legal process as easy as possible.

Find out how Switalskis can help you

If you and your business are facing charges of criminal activity, speak to our team as soon as possible. The more time we have to build your defence, the stronger it will be. Call us today on 0800 1380 458 or contact us through our website.

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