Bribery & corruption solicitors: aLLEGATIONS OF cORRUPTION & bRIBERY iNVESTIGATIONS
Our team of Bribery & Corruption Solicitors are available to provide specialist legal advice to anyone accused and facing bribery investigations of bribery or investigation following allegations of corruption.
If you have been accused of bribery or corruption, or are facing investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), it is essential that you seek advice from experienced Business Crime Solicitors as early as possible. If found guilty of bribery offences, the punishment for the business or the individual owners can be very severe - and include unlimited fines or imprisonment.
At Draycott Browne Solicitors, we have a nationally recognised team of criminal defence solicitors with a strong track record surrounding 'white collar crime'. We have represented a whole range of corporate clients in high value fraud cases since 1998, and we have the knowledge required to get the best possible solution for you.
Contact us today by calling +44 (0)161 228 2244 or fill out an enquiry form and our specialist fraud solicitors will be in touch at a time that is suited to you.
How we can help
With over 20 years’ experience helping companies and individuals accused of bribery or corruption offences, our team of Bribery Lawyers are in the best-possible position to assist you.
We will help you deal with all aspects of the process, including:
- Responding to dawn raids
- Helping you prepare for police interviews
- Negotiating with prosecutors
- Preparing you for trial
- Representing you in court
- Managing the appeals process
- Advising witnesses and other connected parties
Our team has provided legal advice in even the most complex bribery and corruption cases. We know exactly what to expect and will act proactively to defend you throughout. Although the process will be stressful for you, our work will help to limit this and ensure you can live as normal a life as possible throughout proceedings.
If you’re looking for Bribery and Corruption Solicitors with decades of expertise who will fight your corner throughout, get in touch with our team today.
About bribery and corruption
Bribery refers to a specific offence that involves the practice of offering something - usually money - in order to gain an illicit advantage. Corruption is the abuse of a position of trust in order to gain an advantage. Corruption includes any illegitimate use of office, and often includes a range of different types of crime. Bribery is limited to the giving or acceptance of payment of other illegitimate advantages.
The landscape of the UK’s anti-bribery and corruption law changed dramatically in 2011 when the Bribery Act came into force. At Draycott Browne, we understand that any investigations launched in recent years can be deep rooted, with much of the conduct in question pre-dating the Bribery Act, requiring in depth knowledge of the Bribery Act regime. We have a wealth of experience advising in investigations and prosecutions relating to bribery and corruption, dating both pre and post the introduction of the Bribery Act.
We can help businesses and corporate bodies that are:
- Looking for advice on whether they have “adequate procedures” in place to prevent bribery and corruption by employees or others associated with them.
- Of the belief that their employees or people associated with them may have been involved in bribery and corruption, and wish to carry out internal investigations.
- Of the belief that individuals associated with them have been involved in bribery and corruption, who wish to consider self reporting to the Serious Fraud Office with the aim of negotiating a Deferred Prosecution Agreement.
We can also offer assistance to individuals who are:
- Subject to internal disciplinary investigations by their employer and who are concerned about potential crime consequences.
- In receipt of notices under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 to deliver documentation to the Serious Fraud Office, or to attend for interview under compulsion.
- Approached to act as a prosecution witness in large-scale Bribery and Corruption proceedings.
- Accused of political corruption
Political corruption involves the use of powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain. If an officeholder takes part in an illegal act, the activity is classed as political corruption if their action is directly related to their official duties or involves trading in influence.
Our highly qualified solicitors have helped numerous clients who have been accused of political corruption. If you are under investigation, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible.
When should you seek legal advice?
You should contact Draycott Browne immediately if you:
- Have been informed that you are under investigation
- Have been asked to speak to the authorities
- Are facing a prosecution
- Have been charged with fraud
By seeking legal advice from the very start, your case is much more likely to be successful. We recommend speaking to a legal advisor from the moment you are told you are under investigation. However, at Draycott Browne, we will provide advice and representation at any point during your case.
CONTACT Draycott Browne's Business Crime team
Draycott Browne is highly regarded across the legal profession and recognised as experts across all matters of financial and business law. Our specialist Business Crime Lawyers possess a breadth of knowledge that is unrivalled in the industry and we take great pride in our dedication and professionalism.
We are relentless in the pursuit of achieving the best result possible for all of our clients and will continuously work hard on your behalf with an attention to detail and tenacity that is second to none.
Our solicitors have practised within the area of business crime for over 25 years and their experience and expertise are guaranteed to give you the best possible chance of a successful case.
Draycott Browne is one of Manchester's top firms of business crime lawyers. We provide specialist criminal defence representation regularly to clients in Manchester, Liverpool and London. We offer our services to clients throughout the whole of England and Wales.
When facing such serious allegations of bribery and corruption, you cannot afford to settle for anything less than Draycott Browne. Call our business crime team today on +44 (0)161 452 7675.