Insider Dealing & Market Abuse Investigations | Irwin Mitchell

We understand that investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority or other prosecution agency for insider dealing or market abuse causes distress and disruption. It is our aim to reduce that disruption as much as possible.

With the recent economic crisis and banking scandals, investigations by the FCA are becoming increasingly common. If you find yourself the subject of an investigation then you need the best legal defence available.

Experience In Handling Insider Dealing And Market Abuse Investigations

We have developed an industry wide reputation for providing advice and assistance to individuals or companies caught up in insider dealing or market abuse investigations. 

Our team has vast experience acting in such cases and we have represented both approved persons working for FCA regulated firms, as well as non FCA regulated individuals including City professionals and traders.

We are recognised in independent guides to the legal profession, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, as leaders in the field for defending financial crime investigations. Our Regulatory & Criminal Investigation Group are currently defending a number of high profile insider dealing and market abuse investigations. Several of our expert team have also been seconded to the FCA Enforcement Division, giving us a real understanding of this kind of work.

A Strong Legal Defence

We provide the clear, comprehensive advice you need to best protect your interests. We can advise you on the complex minefield of investigatory powers used by the FCA or CPS to gather information and evidence. This includes:

  • Search and seizure
  • Document and information production
  • Interviews under caution

Given the public uproar caused by the recent banking scandals, the sanctions sought by the FCA are becoming increasingly severe. If you are the subject of an FCA or CPS investigation for insider dealing or market abuse, it is recommended you contact our expert legal team as soon as possible, as advice given at this stage of the investigation can be crucial to the outcome.       

An Understanding And Sensitive Approach 

Our experienced team take the time to ensure you fully understand your rights at every stage of the process. We unravel complex law and gather the evidence and witnesses you need to create the strongest possible defence. Above all, we act positively to prevent the matter from going to Court or proceeding to trial.

As leading lawyers in our field with many years' experience, our capabilities in investigations and prosecutions are first class. Our clients trust us to defend and protect their interests.

We understand that legal advice may be needed at any time, so we are available and accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to deal with urgent requests to defend and represent client interests.

Costs And Funding

We generally act for individuals and companies under investigation or affected by FCA investigations on a privately paying basis. We appreciate that costs will be a major concern so we will keep you regularly informed of the costs to date, and will provide estimates for each stage of work we plan to undertake.

In certain circumstances we may be able to advise you under the legal aid scheme. Contact us and we will discuss all your funding options with you.

For an initial discussion with no obligation, call Sarah Wallace on 020 7421 3876 or Paul Haycock on 0114 274 4275, or send us an online enquiry.

0370 1500 100

Key Contact

Sarah  Wallace