The regulatory and legal responsibilities placed on company directors have never been greater.
Enforcement agencies are now better resourced than ever before and are increasingly taking a tough stance on individuals found to be in breach of their regulatory and legal duties.
Penalties for civil breaches include multi-million pound fines and public censor.If you are found guilty of a criminal offence, you could face many years imprisonment and the resulting reputational damage is often irreparable.
We understand that regulatory and legal breaches can often be the result of an oversight as businesses focus on driving forward efficiencies and profits in today’s competitive marketplace.
We also appreciate that such obligations can be burdensome and time consuming. Our team of regulatory solicitors and compliance experts offer directors and senior managers a one-stop shop for all of their regulatory and legal requirements.
Our compliance solicitors can ensure that you have robust procedures and controls in place to protect you and your business and mitigate risk of non-compliance and subsequent regulatory investigation.
We understand the balance between having robust compliance procedures in place and the need to run your business as profitably and efficiently as possible.
If you or your company is facing insolvency or are under investigation from the Insolvency Service, our solicitors can help. We are experts in all areas including bankruptcy annulments, fraudulent and wrongful trading, illegal dividends, reuse of company names and validation orders.
In the event of an investigation, our regulatory and business crime solicitors are experts in defending companies and individuals in high profile and complex investigations brought by regulators including, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).
We have tactical knowledge of the regulators and how they work, we are not afraid to challenge their demands.
Our serious fraud and regulatory lawyers have an excellent track record of defending allegations of wrongdoing and preventing civil, disciplinary and criminal proceedings being brought against clients.
We also offer personal legal services to directors, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals. Your reputation is paramount.
We will act discreetly to protect your interests in matters ranging from criminal allegations, road traffic offences to protecting your position and assets in complex divorce and separation cases.