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BUSINESS, CORPORATE & SERIOUS FRAUD

Our in-house Corporate Crime team consists of specialist Solicitors, Higher Courts Advocates and Caseworkers with a wealth of experience in routinely defending complex financial crime. We work with and instruct only the very best barristers, QCs and leading experts. Defending complex white collar cases successfully is what we are known for.

Unlike most defence firms, our team holds specialsit accreditation to deal with VHCC (very high costs cases) and has industry-leading specialism in defending highly complicated and multi-handed matters. VHCC accreditation gives us the ability to deal with serious and complex cases that can only be handled by solicitors and firms with the relevant experience.

Commercial Fraud Lawyers

We are one of the Midlands leading Commercial Fraud teams and are routinely involved in many of the largest Commercial Fraud cases. Our criminal defence lawyers being astute, supportive and highly sophisticated are particularly known for their adept skills in providing strategic, sensible and practical criminal law advice and are keen to keep potentially high profile cases out of the public eye.

Over many years we have gained very substantial experience in providing advice and representation to clients prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office, Police Serious Fraud Crime Units, the Department of Trade and Industry, HM Revenue & Customs, the Financial Services Authority and other regulatory authorities. Our team routinely defends cases involving:

  • Offences under the Fraud Act 2006
  • Proceeds of Crime, Asset Restraint & Confiscation
  • Tax investigations
  • Money Laundering
  • Company investigations
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Cartels, Competition & Anti-Trust
  • Conspiracy to defraud
  • Carousel & Missing Trader Intra-Community Fraud
  • Regulatory, Compliance & Professional Disciplinary Matters
  • Insider dealing
  • FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft) Prosecutions
  • Insurance fraud
  • Pension fraud

We deal with investigations by agencies including the Police, Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), Trading Standards, Federation Against Copyright Theft, Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Local Authorities. 

Trading Standards Prosecutions

Trading Standards investigations are stressful and can affect your personal and professional life. Our solicitors have years of experience in dealing with Trading Standards and can help you comply with their regulations to avoid an investigation.

At Bhatia Best we have extensive experience in representing companies and individuals facing Trading Standards investigations or who have been accused of trading standards offences. 

If Trading Standards raise a concern with you about the way your business is operating then you should take independent legal advice, preferably prior to responding to any allegation.

Trading Standards will sometimes wish to interview individuals ‘under caution’, at the local authority offices or sometimes at a police station.  We can attend such interviews with you.  You cannot be compelled to answer questions. In many instances it will be possible to address concerns raised or negotiate formal or informal agreements/undertakings about future conduct.

Contact us

If you or directors in your business are suspected of financial crime then you will need specialist advice from a team of experienced business crime lawyers. If you think that you may be subject to a financial/white collar, criminal or regulatory investigation or proesecution, contact us today on 0333 016 3333 or by using the form on this page.

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