Our regulatory & white collar defence team assists and advises clients on the risks and implications of government and regulatory investigations.

Our track record includes defending corporates and individuals in some of the most notable and high-profile prosecutions whilst guiding them through these proceedings when they arise.

Our experienced team has expertise in all areas of law connected with bribery and corruption, money laundering, corporate manslaughter and health and safety investigations and prosecutions, insider dealing, sanctions, fraud and complex internal investigations, public inquiries and inquests, as well as independent reviews.

We advise and represent public and private businesses, financial institutions, executives, senior management, boards of directors and other individuals.

We also have specialist knowledge in all aspects of professional regulation and discipline, including issues of probity and fitness to practice. Amongst others, we represent solicitors and barristers, accountants, those in the financial services sector and healthcare professionals facing investigation and disciplinary proceedings.

Our team is known for going the extra mile and for being calm, thorough and commercial in their approach.

Regulatory & white-collar defence expertise

  • Advising individuals as to the likelihood of the prospect of criminal investigations and/or prosecutions
  • Anti-Money laundering laws compliance
  • Assisting with related issues such as inquiries and inquests, civil proceedings and/or regulatory proceedings
  • Criminal investigations
  • Defending clients prosecuted by the law enforcement agencies
  • Professional regulation and discipline
  • Representing individuals required to attend interviews either voluntarily or under compulsion (such as under section 2 CJA)
  • Self-reporting
  • Unexplained Wealth Orders and Proceeds of Crime
  • Advising individuals as to the likelihood of the prospect of criminal investigations and/or prosecutions
  • Anti-Money laundering laws compliance
  • Assisting with related issues such as inquiries and inquests, civil proceedings and/or regulatory proceedings
  • Criminal investigations
  • Defending clients prosecuted by the law enforcement agencies
  • Deferred prosecution agreements
  • Financial services
  • Internal investigations
  • International sanctions laws
  • Liaising with regulators and law enforcement agencies
  • Professional regulation and discipline
  • Representing individuals required to attend interviews either voluntarily or under compulsion (such as under section 2 CJA)
  • Self-reporting
  • Unexplained Wealth Orders and Proceeds of Crime

Regulatory & white-collar defence experience

  • Acted for senior executives in relation to the SFO and FRC investigations into Serco.

  • Advised in relation to a high profile criminal investigation in the UK and the US relating to HP / Autonomy, together with related UK and US civil proceedings against various corporate entities and related UK executives.

  • Acted for a senior individual in relation to the SFO investigations into Rolls Royce Plc.

  • Acted for a number of individuals in relation to the international investigations into allegations of manipulation of LIBOR / EURIBOR.

  • Acted a senior individual in relation to the SFO investigations into Unaoil.

  • Acted for individuals in relation to the investigations and proceedings bought against Barclays Bank Plc and others relating to the 2008 capital raisings from the Qatar Investment Authority.

  • Defended a senior director of Alstom in relation to the largest ever prosecution for bribery bought by the SFO in the transportation industry. The senior director was acquitted of all charges.

  • Represented current and former senior executives of a retail bank participating in a high profile independent review being conducted by a High Court judge.

  • Acted for a senior individual in relation to a FCA investigation into alleged criminal breaches of the Money Laundering Regulations.

  • Acted for a senior individual in relation to the SFO investigations into ENRC.

"They're absolutely outstanding. They provide such a fantastic service."


Chambers UK 2020

"A boutique team that punches far above its weight, with experienced, hardworking and compassionate practitioners who go the extra mile for their clients."


Legal 500 2021

"One of the top teams for business crime: astute, commercially-focused and vastly experienced."


Legal 500 2021

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