Business crime and fraud

Our criminal defence team has extensive experience of representing individuals in cases involving a variety of business crimes, including regulatory offences, or fraud – sometimes described as ‘white-collar crimes’.

Whatever investigation you or your business is facing, our criminal defence experts will explain the process to you and help you to understand your options. We will also attend any formal interviews with you to ensure your interests are fully protected.

Our criminal defence specialists combine technical expertise with strong commercial understanding, drawing on the skills and experience of our colleagues in our corporate and commercial department.

We have experience of successfully defending clients in prosecutions by a wide range of bodies including:

  • VOSA
  • The Environment Agency
  • Cornwall Council
  • The Health & Safety Executive

Whatever the allegation, we will apply our strength in criminal defence to explore the prosecution case, obtaining the prosecution papers as early as possible and seek to identify weaknesses and flaws in the evidence. We approach business crimes and fraud cases with the same rigour and energy as we do all our criminal work, focusing on the principle that it is the prosecution’s job to prove guilt, not yours to prove innocence.

If you or your business is being investigated or prosecuted, early advice from our expert criminal defence team could save you time and money, and may even prevent the prosecution from being brought at all.


Our fees for business crime and fraud offences follow the same fixed-fee structure as all of our criminal work. Legal Aid is not available to limited companies but if you are a sole trader or a partner in a firm you may be eligible.


Chris Andrews

Head of Criminal Defence

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Chris Andrews

Head of Criminal Defence

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