Wilford Smith's Criminal Defence Team has an enviable reputation for successfully defending clients accused of engaging in financial misconduct.
In recent years there have been record levels of fines handed out to those operating in the financial services industry for regulatory misconduct and disciplinary breaches. In serious cases where criminal wrongdoing has been shown, substantial custodial sentences have also been handed down. If there are grounds to believe that tax has been evaded, investigations will be led by Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC), which is responsible for ensuring the highest possible levels of compliance with the UK's laws and tax regulations. Our solicitors are well versed in HMRC's investigation procedures and can guide you through these with advice that is clear, straight-forward and free of jargon.
Other bodies with prominent roles to play in combatting breaches of the UK’s financial regulations are the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The City of London Police may also carry out investigations when concerns are raised about illegal practices in the financial sector due to their proximity to the London’s financial district. If you are the subject of a tax or financial investigation, the specialist Criminal Defence Solicitors at Wilford Smith are on hand to ruthlessly develop a top-level strategy on your behalf.
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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.