Asset 4 Business Crime & Regulatory

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With the legal and regulatory aspects of business becoming increasingly complex, there is a grey area appearing, where civil fraud, regulatory obligations and criminal investigation overlap.

Examples of Business Crime & Regulatory include:

  • Bribery and corruption
  • Tax evasion
  • Cartels and competition
  • Fraud
  • Sanctions-related issues
  • Market misconduct
  • Directors’ disqualification
  • Breaches of sanctions
  • False accounting and fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Insider dealing
  • Data protection breaches
  • Health and Safety Prosecutions
  • Environmental Prosecutions
  • Food Standards Prosecutions

If you are facing questioning by the police, you should call us immediately on: 0333 009 6275.

Ashmans Solicitors offer a definitive approach to our clients, who may find themselves being investigated for one or more of the crimes which fall under the banner of: Business Crime & Regulatory.

We recognise that allegations of wrong-doing cause stress not only to the individual concerned, but to their families as well. We act quickly to help mitigate the situation and build the best possible defence. We pride ourselves on being able to bring matters to a swift conclusion, often without ever having to go to court. Should a trial be unavoidable, you will find the style of Ashmans Solicitors to be direct, focused and determined – as we believe in defiantly defending our clients’ interests.

We act for clients facing investigation by regulators and law enforcement agencies in the UK: Serious Fraud Office, City of London Police Fraud Team, Crown Prosecution Service, Financial Conduct Authority, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Competition and Markets Authority – amongst others.

Ashmans Solicitors has considerable experience in multi-jurisdictional fraud, frequently working with overseas advisors. Our lawyers have been involved in high profile Business Crime & Regulatory cases.
Corporate entities and individuals need to be aware of the Criminal Finances Act 2017. Its various provisions include the new civil sanction of Unexplained Wealth Orders, wider powers for the police to seize cash and other property alleged to be the proceeds of crime, and the broadening of the UK’s anti-money laundering regime.

In all of these cases, charges may not be brought for months or even years; this lengthy wait can have a devastating effect on you, your family – and your business. Ashmans Solicitors take a hands-on, proactive stance; we never wait for the Prosecution to build their case first, we will build our own case, fastidiously, tirelessly and precisely.

Confidentiality is of utmost importance to us; we know that rumours can damage business and personal reputations, sometimes leading to catastrophic consequences. That is why we keep to a strict confidentiality code at all times.

We advise corporate clients in relation to criminal investigations into corporate wrongdoing including: Corporate Manslaughter, Failure to Prevent Bribery (contrary to section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010), and the offence of Corporate Failure to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion (contrary to the Criminal Finances Act 2017).

Our work also covers advice and representation in the course of inquiries, which are sometimes run alongside criminal investigations.

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You can get in touch with us in a number of ways. You can call us on 0333 009 6275, available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

If you would prefer you can email us on enquiries@ashmanssolicitors. com or complete our Free Online Enquiry Form and we’ll be delighted to help you.

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Why Choose Us for your Business Crime & Regulatory case?

  • You have access to our specialist Business Crime & Regulatory Defence solicitors 24/7.
  • Often in complex Business Crime & Regulatory cases, attempts are made by the Prosecution to request a Restraining Order on an individual and / or their business. In some cases, charges may not be brought for months or even years. We help to mitigate the restraining order, lessening the effect on you, your family and your business.
  • Whatever type of Business Crime & Regulatory charges you are facing, we have the experience to help you.
  • We can advise you if you are facing Proceeds Of Crime (POCA) proceedings, following a conviction.
  • We have extensive experience in representing individuals who have become involved with insider dealing investigations.
  • We have a long track record of defending corruption investigations. Our expert teams can also advise on internal investigations.
  • Once you have instructed us, we will select an experienced barrister, who is local to you. We’ll arrange a conference with them so you can be clear about your prospects.
  • We will be able to reduce the case’s impact on you and your family.
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Notable cases

Your Justice is Our Mission.

Regina v L.F. Leeds Crown

The defendant in this case was a qualified Certified Accountant. She was originally arrested and interviewed for conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud totalling sums going into millions of pounds.

Read more about "Regina v L.F. Leeds Crown"

Operation Janitor

Operation Janitor was a large-scale VAT fraud investigated and prosecuted by SOCA. The fraud involved nearly 20 companies and abuse of the zero-rated vat reclaims system for new build properties.

Read more about "Operation Janitor"

R-v-T. A. Leeds Crown Court

In this case the defendant along with four others was charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice arising out of an accident in which a person died following a road traffic collision.

Read more about "R-v-T. A. Leeds Crown Court"

R-v-A. A. and others Hull Court

The prosecution allege that our client along with a number of other defendants has been involved in a conspiracy to transfer criminal property being valued in tens of thousands of pounds.

Read more about "R-v-A. A. and others Hull Court"

R V NF Bradford Crown Court 2009

A number of defendant’s in this case were charged with conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud and money laundering in of an overall sum approaching £1m.

Read more about "R V NF Bradford Crown Court 2009"

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Ashmans Solicitors were completely professional in their approach from start to finish. They kept me informed of my case throughout and I was overjoyed with the outcome and service.

Jill Buckley
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