Insolvency Service Criminal Investigations

The Insolvency Service has a designated criminal investigations and enforcement team, with a focus on investigating breaches of Insolvency and Company Law.


Criminal Investigations

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.

Prevention is better than a cure

How Richardson Lissack can help

Our team at Richardson Lissack has considerable experience in advising and defending these types of investigations.  If you have been contacted by the Insolvency Service Criminal Investigations and Enforcement department, please feel free to contact us for advice and assistance.

Contact London 020 3753 5352 or Manchester 0161 834 7284. Alternatively you can email

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