From the headline grabbing multimillion pound investigations of fraud and corruption, to the dreaded letter from the authorities advising that they are investigating an individual who has been navigating through a minefield of rules and compliance, but may have erred; White Collar crime covers a vast array of differing scenarios. Whatever the circumstances which may have given rise to an investigation into financial affairs, we can help.
White Collar Crime, Investigations and Regulatory
Whether an individual or a corporation, being the target of any investigation or prosecution can be a very stressful and daunting experience.
As an individual, the decisions made and steps taken in defence to an investigation or prosecution can have life-changing consequences. As an individual or corporation, being the subject of an investigation will often involve demands from multiple agencies collaborating across multiple jurisdictions. In these complex circumstances it can feel like international bombardment from all angles and early decisions can have far-reaching consequences and a critical affect on the overall outcome.
It is therefore of paramount importance that a reassuring, experienced and expert advisor is appointed who has experience of the affect early decisions will have on the wider investigation and the wider investigative process. This will ensure that early decisions are made correctly and effectively, investigative steps are challenged appropriately, an effective strategy is put in place and, if necessary, the appropriate tone is adopted with all relevant agencies.
Our team comprises highly regarded and experienced white-collar crime and financial crime lawyers, who have experience as both leading defence lawyers and leading investigative lawyers at investigation and prosecuting agencies. We are able to view investigations and prosecutions and the accompanying decisions, from both a defence and multi-agency, investigatory and prosecution perspective. We can additionally call on assistance from an extensive network of international lawyers to strengthen a team where necessary.
Gherson is therefore ideally suited as a first point of call to provide strategic advice and if necessary a robust defence in relation to all aspects of investigations and prosecutions for financial crime matters against both individuals and corporations.
Gherson is able to provide specialist advice in relation to the following areas:
- Fraud and Financial Crime
- Bribery and Corruption
- Deferred Prosecution Agreements
- S2 Notices and Compelled Interviews
- Money Laundering
- Internal Investigations
- HMRC Investigations
- Coronavirus Fraud
- Blockchain and cryptocurrency regulation
- Private Prosecutions
Gherson is also able to provide expert advice on extradition and sanctions issues
The expertise which our team have amassed through many years of defending allegations of white collar wrongdoing, together with leading positions when advising on investigations, allows us to focus our efforts on targeting a favourable resolution for a client as quickly as possible. There are a number of considerations which must be advised upon, and by developing a targeted strategy encompassing a number of factors, this ensures that clients are positioned well to ensure that an investigation will be resolved as expeditiously as possible.
Founder and principle of Gherson Solicitors.
Solicitor in our White-Collar crime and Extradition team