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 a barrister law firm led by Jonathan Fisher QC, one of the UK's leading barristers in white collar crime cases, which provides specialist advisory, advocacy, litigation, policy and strategic services. If you require specialist advice on a criminal fraud matter, please contact Jonathan Fisher QC directly at jf@brightlinelaw.co.uk or another member of our team or telephone us on + 44 (0)203 709 9470.

Jonathan Fisher QC
Lead Counsel

Email jf@brightlinelaw.co.uk
Telephone + 020 3872 2852

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