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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will pursue prosecutions against individuals and companies who fail to meet the obligations placed upon those working in the banking, insurance and investments industries by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA).

An example is those who operate collective investment schemes without authorisation from the FCA, something that is required under the FSMA. Recent high-profile cases have seen defendants who have engaged in these practices given custodial sentences and told to repay millions of pounds. With the potential for such serious consequences, it is vitally important that anyone who finds themselves under investigation for allegedly operating an unauthorised collective investment scheme speaks with an experienced Fraud Solicitor at the earliest opportunity.

At Wilford Smith, we have the required skills, knowledge and determination to ruthlessly develop a top-level strategy on our client’s behalf. Our team of solicitors appear in court regularly, providing representation from the investigation stage through to trial, dealing with a full range of cases involving accusations of fraud. We will work tirelessly on your behalf, meticulously preparing your case. Our Fraud Solicitors have a thorough understanding of the commercial and financial sectors and can work with you to challenge any allegations made regarding an authorisation offence. We will support you to demonstrate that all reasonable precautions and due diligence were carried out regarding the activity, and that all reasonable steps were taken to rectify any mistakes made.

Contact our Fraud Defence Solicitors Sheffield and London

Our Criminal Defence Lawyers are based in Sheffield and London and advise and represent clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 01709 828 044 to find out how we can help.

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