The department has the power to investigate companies and individuals suspected of criminal wrongdoing on the back of any previous or ongoing insolvency proceedings (bankruptcy, liquidation, or administration). This generally includes, but is not limited to, allegations of fraud, other financial crimes, and breaches of director disqualification orders.
If you or your company are suspected of any criminal behaviour being investigated by the Insolvency Service, you will ordinarily be invited to attend a voluntary interview under caution. It is essential that legal advice is sought once you receive any notification from the Insolvency Service that you or your company are being investigated for alleged criminal conduct.
Representation and guidance by experienced solicitors throughout this complex process will ensure protection of your legal interests as well as increasing the prospects of avoiding a criminal prosecution.