Criminal Fraud Proceedings

Advising individuals and companies on how best to defend criminal fraud proceedings is central to the work of Bright Line Law. Investigations of fraud occurring in a corporate environment are increasing and interactions with authorities which have the power to prosecute require careful management.

Our approach is one of rigorous examination and strategy. Our experience covers criminal proceedings for tax fraud, conspiracy, insider dealing, Deferred Prosecution Agreements and market manipulation. We can assist you or your company at every stage of the process, from the corporate investigation through to the negotiation and litigation phase.

As well as litigation and legal advice, we regularly lead, advise and are involved in investigations for fraud, advising on internal investigations from the point a company becomes aware that a potential wrong has occurred, to investigations conducted by authorities such as the Financial Conduct Authority, the Serious Fraud Office, the Police and HMRC. We advise on all aspects of investigations from dawn raids, searches, how to carefully respond and deal with requests for interview, the timing of any disclosure or reporting, and the provision of statements to the authorities, as well as guidance on how to frame an internal investigation and what to focus on at an early stage. 

Bright Line Law is highly regarded as a specialist provider, winning the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers of 2017 award, as well as being Top Ranked within the UK Bar Chambers for 2018 and 2019. Bright Line Law is a specialist provider in this area, contact a member of our team, call us on + 44 (0)203 709 9470, or fill in our online enquiry form.

Jonathan Fisher QC
Lead Counsel

Telephone + 020 3872 2852

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