Government departments and independent agencies in the UK can investigate and prosecute people and businesses for breaking the law or breaching regulations.
You may be investigated by:
Financial Conduct Authority – breaches of codes of conduct by businesses or professionals that provide financial services
HM Revenue & Customs – tax evasion
Environment Agency – breaches of environmental law.
After the investigation, you may face criminal prosecution in court which can result in punishments. This can have a long-lasting impact on your business and private life.
Interview you under caution
Force you to hand over documents or information
Search your offices or home
Seize and search your computer or other electronic devices
Freeze your company or personal assets
Charge you with a criminal offence
Prosecute you through the Magistrates’ or Crown Courts.
How We Can Help You With Regulatory Investigation & Enforcement
If you’re being investigated, it’s vital that you get expert legal advice.
We’re one of the few law firms that offer the specialist legal advice and representation you need. We’ll explain everything in plain English, so you’re always in the loop.
Our experienced solicitors will guide you through your case and reduce disruption and damage. We can also help keep the story out of the media.
We deal with all regulators, including:
Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
H M Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Dept for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Environment Agency (EA)
Professional disciplinary bodies.
We’ll do everything we can to protect your business and private life from suffering due to an investigation. We’ll try to keep your case out of court, but can represent you if it does.
Investigations can start without warning and searches happen in the early hours of the morning. So our solicitors are available 24/7 to offer emergency advice at all times.
Contact Us Today
If you’re facing an investigation, think that you might be investigated or are being prosecuted, contact our team as soon as possible.
For an initial discussion, call Paul Haycock on 0114 274 4275. Alternatively, send us an online enquiry.
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