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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

If you are subject to an investigation or criminal prosecution by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Criminal Defence Solicitors at Wilford Smith Solicitors are the right choice when it comes to instructing the highest quality legal representation throughout this process. We are highly experienced in defending these complex investigations, providing clients with robust representation as a result of our meticulous analysis of financial records and other evidence.

An investigation carried out by the BIS may target a number of different criminal offences, however the four most common are:

Fraudulent Trading: conduct carried out by a business or company that seeks to defraud creditors, or any other fraudulent practices.
Undischarged Bankruptcy Offences: when someone acts as a company director, or is concerned in the promotion, formation or management of a company, despite being an undischarged bankrupt.
Breach of Disqualification Order Offences: when an individual has been disqualified from acting as a company director but subsequently breaches this Order.
Failure to Keep Accounting Records: when an individual acting as an officer of a business fails to ensure that a company’s financial transactions are accounted for.

While the BIS does not have powers of arrest, those under investigation may be subject to an interview under caution. Wilford Smith Solicitors’s Criminal Defence Solicitors can offer expert legal advice from the earliest stage of an investigation, helping you to conduct the most robust defence possible.
Contact our Criminal Defence Solicitors in London, Sheffield and Manchester

Our Criminal Defence Lawyers are based in London, Sheffield and Manchester and serve clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 0808 164 1349 to find out how we can help.

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