The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) routinely relies on the Fraud Act 2006 to achieve convictions for fraud across a range of sectors.
Such investigations and the prospect of a subsequent prosecution can be damaging to your career and reputation, but Wilford Smith's Fraud Solicitors can provide you with exceptional legal guidance on how best to proceed. We regularly support clients to negotiate with investigators in circumstances when Deferred Prosecution Agreements may be reached. Our knowledge, skills and experience in this area can prove invaluable when seeking to protect your reputation and personal position.
A Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) may be reached in situations when the SFO is in possession of sufficient evidence that a conviction is a realistic prospect, but when it is decided that it may be in the public interest to suspend prosecution on the condition that the defendant organisation satisfies certain requirements. This will often involve the paying of substantial fines and costs but will avoid the time and expense of a lengthy trial, as well as protecting the jobs of innocent company employees. A DPA will apply to a company or organisation, and prosecutors will expect full cooperation from the company in question. Wilford Smith's Fraud Team can advise on when it is appropriate to seek a DPA, and to reach consensus on the terms of such an agreement.
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