Business Crime & Fraud
What is business crime?
Sometimes known as white collar crime, business crime is when companies or individuals within companies commit criminal offences, for which the punishment is a fine or, sometimes, prison. Examples of business crime are fraud, money laundering, insider dealing and tax evasion. The organisations which bring prosecutions for business crime include the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and HM Revenue & Customs Special Compliance Office.
The laws making bribery and money laundering criminal offences have been significantly tightened in recent years and apply internationally. Those found guilty of bribery can be sent to prison for up to 10 years, as well as fined. In recent years, as a result of measures designed to tackle terrorism, companies that breach sanctions are also liable to severe penalties.
If you think you may be the victim of a business crime, such as fraud, or if you have been accused of committing a business crime, myBarrister can put you in touch with a barrister who is an expert in the area and can assist you.
Why should I choose a barrister?
Barristers are experts in the law. They are best placed to advise you on your legal position, draft legal documents, advise on formal proceedings and use his or her advocacy skills to represent you to the highest standard in any court, tribunal or hearing. Your barrister will help you to prepare for interviews, if you are the subject of an investigation for a potential business crime.
Which barrister should I choose?
If you need expert advice on an issue that falls into the business crime category that is affecting you personally or in your business, choose a barrister on myBarrister. Barristers will provide you with guidance so you that you know where you stand and can take the right decisions about what to do next.
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