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Financial Crime

Dept for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Investigations

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) investigates and prosecutes companies and businesses for financial crime offences and irregularities. It has the power to take such offences to the criminal court, where fines and sentences of up to 10 years imprisonment are imposed. For e.g. a convicted director can be banned for 15 years.

If you’re under investigation, you may face an interview under caution. Investigations happen if Companies House or the Insolvency Service complain about people and businesses.

How We Can Help You With BEIS Investigations 

If you or your company is facing a BEIS investigation, it is important to seek expert legal advice as early as possible. You need to know your rights, understand your legal position and have time to gather evidence and witnesses for your defence.

We’re one of the few UK law firms that offers specialist advice in this complex area of criminal law. With years of experience, we work hard to stop the investigation from going to court or trial. So whether it’s a company director disqualification or personal or company insolvency, we can represent anyone under investigation or being prosecuted.

We offer legal advice and representation for:

  • Bankruptcy offences
  • Company officer malpractice offences
  • Offences under the Insolvency Act 1986
  • Offences under the Fraud Act 2006
  • 'Phoenix company' offences relating to re-use of a liquidated company name by a successor company
  • Breach of directors disqualification orders, bankruptcy orders and bankruptcy restrictions orders
  • Fraudulent trading
  • Record-keeping offenses.

We’ll do everything we can to reduce the disruption and stress that these investigations can cause to you, your business and your family. We do what we can to protect you from any media interest and offer clear advice in plain English, which is easy to understand.

Our solicitors are available 24/7 to offer emergency advice.

Funding Your Case

You may be able to fund your case through insurance policies and legal aid. The cost will vary depending on how long the investigation lasts and what the issues are. 

We’ll always try to keep your costs as low as possible and give you regular cost updates so you know you’re getting value for money.   

Call Today for a No-Obligation Discussion

If you’re concerned about a BEIS investigation or prosecution, contact us for specialist legal advice .

For a consultation, call Paul Haycock on 0114 274 4275, or send us an online enquiry and we will get back to you.

 

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