Criminal & Regulatory Investigations


If you are facing any kind of investigation – whether it’s criminal, regulatory, or both – you need to take expert advice and quickly.

We deal with specialist investigators like the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and we are used to dealing with police forces throughout the country and wider afield. We understand how investigators work, how they think and what they look for.

We also understand the bigger picture. We know that investigations in 2021 are often more complex than ever before, and how daunting it can be to face an investigation: whether regulatory, or at the police station. We pride ourselves on a pragmatic approach to investigations and our team know the effects can be felt throughout your business or by your family and loved ones.

Our focus is on achieving the best possible outcome for you in what can seem like an impossible situation. We can advise you how long an investigation will take, assess the strengths and weaknesses of your situation, and tell you what steps we can take to ensure a positive outcome. We are conscious of the need for reputation management when investigations commence and conclude.

We can advise whether you should respond to the investigation and, if so, how. We are adept at assessing whether a proactive response is likely to assist or whether calm and patience will give a better chance of a positive outcome.

We understand just how stressful the investigation process can sometimes be. Many years of experience and engagement have helped us devise the strategies to get you through it. We pride ourselves on pragmatic, proactive, approaches with your business, reputation, or liberty in mind. We have particular expertise in resolving cases at the earliest opportunity, before (and without) criminal charges or regulatory disciplinary.

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