White Collar

We have experience in providing advice and representation to clients prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and other regulatory authorities. Prior to any Court proceedings, we provide advice and representation during the investigatory stage of your matter.  We know it is essential to have a solicitor who is experienced in defending large scale, complex and serious fraud.

Serious Fraud

Serious fraud and financial crimes are commonly known as ‘white collar’ crimes which are pursued by prosecutors and regulators. If you or your business is suspected of financial crime then you will need specialist advice so that you are in the best position to deal with the authorities. Our serious fraud lawyers understand the damage that can be caused to a person’s reputation and discretion is important.

Our crime team can advise on an extensive range of fraud and regulatory matters including large scale fraud and money laundering.

Money Laundering

Allegations of money laundering arise in respect of the concealment, disposal, transfer and removal of property derived from criminal activity or the laundering acquiring, using and possessing any such property. Such an offence is punishable by up to 14 years imprisonment.

Money Laundering Prosecutions have increased since the introduction of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and the Money Laundering Regulations 2003.  It is likely that those facing Prosecution in relation to criminal activity will also be subject to a Money Laundering Investigation and Prosecution associated with the benefit from criminal conduct.

Experts

We have a range of independent experts to assist in the defence of these allegations including forensic accountants, computer analysts, handwriting experts and many others to assist with your matters. We only instruct the very best.

It is not always a criminal matter you may have to deal with.  Frequently agencies try to settle matters out of criminal courts and if you need civil law assistance, we have a range of experts who can assist.

Counsel

We match our expertise with the selection of Barristers and Queen’s Counsel with a proven track record in these areas. We have direct access to Queen’s Counsel who are specialised in these areas of law and who will be happy to have an initial consultation with you.

Fees

We recognise the importance and security that fixed price legal services provide and our comprehensive range of fixed fee and free value added services are designed to help you to resolve any legal issue in the most cost effective manner. For more information on the services available, please contact us. 

Contact us

It is important to those the subject of an investigation or prosecution, that you are confident in the Solicitors you instruct and that you consider those acting for you are doing everything we possibly can to assist.  Call Gurney Harden now on 01233 624488.

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