If you're accused of a crime and more than one country is investigating, you'll be under huge amounts of stress. It's not only worry for you, but also for your family, career and business.

It can be a scary situation knowing that the country you live in is working with another country to investigate you. You’ll have questions that you’ll need answering but may not know where to turn for help. Our mutual assistance lawyers are here to help protect your interests. Thanks to years of experience, we know how important it is to resolve these cases quickly.

We’ve gained contacts around the globe that can help with international issues. These contacts make it easier for us to communicate and work with foreign authorities.

Every step of the way, your lawyer will answer questions and explain each step in the process. All while trying to get the best possible outcome for you.

What Is Mutual Legal Assistance?

Mutual legal assistance is when a country asks another country for help with a potential crime. This can be either to help investigate or prosecute a crime.

A country can use mutual legal assistance to seek enforcements, have assets frozen or put confiscation orders in place worldwide. Your life will be severely restricted by such enforcements. Your access to money is restricted and your freedom to move around the world is also restricted.

These requests usually come before a country asks for someone's extradition. Mutual legal assistance can is now an investigation tool. It has become a regular part of cross border investigations. For you, it means the country you’re living in will be helping another country investigate a potential crime. It can be worrying as you face sanctions that will restrict your life. We’ll be able to help fight against these and try to work to clear your name.

How Can We Help You If You’re Facing Mutual Legal Assistance?

If you're an individual or company that's accused, we're here to help. They’re often complex issues which need an expert lawyer to defend against.

Our lawyers can help you in various ways:

  • Expert advice from the start
  • Attempting to prevent an investigation taking place or pushing for a request for withdrawal of a mutual legal assistance
  • Challenging requests that haven’t followed proper procedure or requests that aren’t legal
  • Making appeals to UK authorities to reject requests.

Why Choose Us?

Mutual legal assistance is a complex area of law. You need to fully understand why it’s being used against you and what your rights are. It’s important to be supported by solicitors that are able to get the outcome you want.

We’ve extensive knowledge of the laws around mutual legal assistance, having worked on countless legal cases in this area. We know the best options for fighting mutual legal assistance. We'll provide you with information so you can make an informed decision.

No matter where you’re in the UK we’ll have someone able to help. Our office locations are spread across the UK. Not only are we a national firm, but we’ve also got the contacts to help us with international cases. Mutual legal assistance cases involve an international aspect. Having contacts around the globe lets us communicate with people in that country.

Our lawyers understand how scary being investigated under mutual legal assistance can be. They’ll work with that in mind to try and get the right outcome for you and your family. Each step of the way, they’ll explain what you need to do and explain each option to you.

Call Today To Fight Against Mutual Legal Assistance

If you need expert advice on mutual legal assistance, please contact our specialist team as soon as possible.

To arrange a discussion with no obligation, please call Jason Newall on 0808 271 2602 or send us an online enquiry and we’ll get back to you.

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