Richardson Lissack has vast amounts of experience in representing corporations who are subject to criminal, regulatory or civil investigations by government authorities.
We are regularly instructed pre charge by companies who have been accused of wrongdoing. Some companies choose to instruct Richardson Lissack in an advisory capacity to advise the directors on producing procedures and protocols to prevent them falling foul of Corporate Crime offences. Read more
Financial Crime can be committed in several different ways including, but not limited to, Fraud, Money Laundering, Bribery and Corruption.
Richardson Lissack are regularly instructed in some of the most complex cases. Read more
Civil litigation is a broad term that can cover a wide range of different disputes between two or more parties. Also known as ‘dispute resolution’, it’s a process where a dispute is resolved by use of the Civil courts, although at all times parties will be encouraged to engage in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), to find less costly and time consuming solutions.
Commercial litigation falls under the umbrella of civil litigation but more accurately describes disputes that arise in the context of business and other commercial activities. Read more
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the primary regulator for financial services in the UK. That role includes the regulation of corporate and individual conduct and the authorisation of financial service firms wishing to carry out regulated activity.
In addition, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) have statutory remits that extend to conduct and authorisation in the financial services sector. All three regulators have an increased appetite for enforcement activity. Read more
Many professionals are regulated by an official body which set the standards that must be adhered to within the profession and then monitor compliance.
Often the regulation of members’ behaviour will extend beyond the workplace and usual working hours. Read more
It is a criminal offence to breach any of the duties as outlined in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Regulations state that a company or individual, including employees as well as employers, have a duty of care in the workplace and all individuals must comply with the law in relation to Health and Safety. Both individuals and companies can therefore be prosecuted under Health and Safety legislation.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is more commonly the organisation who investigates and prosecutes breaches of Health and Safety Regulations; however, depending on the alleged offence there are other authorities such as Local Authorities who have the jurisdiction to prosecute. Read more
Our team at Richardson Lissack is comprised of former Tax Investigators and highly experienced and accomplished White Collar fraud lawyers. This combination of skills and experience provides our clients with the support needed to deal with any HMRC issue.
We act for individuals and companies across the whole range of regimes that HMRC regulate and take great pride in helping our clients find the right solution to their issues. Read more
At Richardson Lissack, our lawyers have experience with the full spectrum of criminal offences.
In recent years, our expertise has been tailored towards defending those under investigation or having been charged with the most complex and gravest of crimes. Read more
If you believe yourself to be a victim of crime but have been unable to secure justice through a police investigation, then you may feel that you have reached the end of the road.
This is not the case. There is the possibility of pursuing a private prosecution. This is by no means straightforward, and it should go without saying that success is not guaranteed, but it can offer the possibility of a satisfactory conclusion being reached for the prosecuting party. Read more