The process of director disqualification

The process of director disqualification As a director, you can be disqualified if you fail to meet your legal responsibilities. To prevent this, and to understand what action can be taken, it’s helpful to have

Criminal Tax Investigations

A tax investigation is an investigation by HMRC into your tax affairs and tax history. They have a broad remit to investigate a wide range of potential issues and the severity of these investigations will

FCA Enforcement Investigations

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the primary regulator for the conduct of individuals and companies who operate in the Financial Services sector.  That sector is now enormous. It encompasses the provisions of ‘vanilla’ financial

Unregulated Activities

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulates financial services in the UK.  Services include, among other things, advice on investment products, the promotion of investment products (‘financial promotions’) and the investment products themselves. Where a service

CIFAS Markers

A Guide to CIFAS Markers If you applied for credit in the past, you may have encountered the term ‘CIFAS markers‘. They have been referred to by the media during recent years, with some businesses

Money Laundering Regulations

The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (‘MLR 2017’). MLR 2017 is the current statutory regime put in place to help fight money-laundering in the UK and

Human Trafficking and Slavery

Serious Crime Solicitors City of London and Manchester

According to the International Labour Organisation, over 40 million people worldwide are trapped in some form of ‘slavery’ which can include being forced to work and being sexually exploited.  The Government has deemed it a

Cyber Crime

Serious Crime Solicitors City of London and Manchester

The world as we know it is run by computers whether that is the mobile phone in your pocket, the tablet in your children’s hands or the laptop sat on your desk.  In modern times,

Financial Investigations

Corporate Crime - Investigations

A financial investigation into a criminal offence has a dramatic effect on the individual or company at the centre of the allegation. This can affect the personal life of the individual and have an adverse

Financial Price Fixing

Corporate Crime - Price Fixing

The definition of the criminal offence committed by individuals agreeing to enter a cartel was set out in Section 188 of the Enterprise Act 2002 and was described as having two limbs. Firstly, an individual

Murder and Manslaughter

Serious Crime - Murder Manslaughter

Murder and manslaughter are arguably the gravest of crimes on the criminal offence spectrum, both of which can attract life imprisonment should you be found guilty. Whilst the consequence of both murder and manslaughter is

Sexual Offences

Serious Crime - Sexual Offences

Offences of a sexual nature are primarily dealt with under the Sexual Offences Act 2003. However, sexual allegations of a historic nature have become increasingly common in recent times and depending on the dates of


Serious Crime - Conspiracies

Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 governs the law on conspiracy. In simple terms, it is defined as an agreement between two or more persons to commit any criminal offence. The offence itself

Money Laundering

Financial Crime - Money Laundering

Money laundering is the process in which the proceeds of criminal activity are made to appear as if they have come from legitimate sources. Money laundering investigations can be targeted towards individuals and / or

Unexplained Wealth Orders

Financial Crime - Unexplained Wealth

Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO) have recently been introduced into UK law under the Criminal Finances Act 2017. An Unexplained Wealth Order requires the person, who is the subject of that Order, to provide information to

Restraint Orders

Financial Crime - Restraint Orders

If you have been served with a Restraint Order the prosecution has satisfied the Crown Court that conditions outlined under s40 of the act have been met. A Restraint Order prohibits an individual from dealing


Financial Crime - Fraud

Clients accused of fraud face the daunting process of being under investigation for several years before a decision has been made as to whether charges will be brought against them. Our lawyers understand the difficulties

Corporate Manslaughter

Corporate Crime - Corporate Manslaughter

The offence of Corporate Manslaughter was created by the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 and is applicable to companies and other organisations where serious failings have resulted in a death. To be convicted

Internal Investigations

Corporate Crime - Internal Investigations

It is becoming more prevalent that solicitors are being instructed to conduct internal investigations into companies, NHS Trusts, and Local Authorities. There is pressure for businesses and other institutions to conduct and bear the costs