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Business Crime

Our business crime barristers have vast experience in advising on all aspects of crime involving business, acting for both the defence and prosecution.

Our barristers are frequently instructed to assist in internal investigations and to advise in transactional work where issues of money laundering or other financial misfeasance (including previous bribery and corruption by an earlier Board) is suspected.

Members of Chambers have experience of advising the Board of Directors of PLCs as well as smaller corporations in jurisdictions throughout the UK, Europe and all over the world. Our barristers frequently advise individual Directors where the interests of each Director on a Board requires separate representation.

Chambers frequently assist by advising on matters that relate to corporate governance, directors’ liability and corporate criminal liability.

Members of Chambers are ranked in the legal directories in this field as well as in the “Chambers 100”, a guide to the top 100 lawyers for business across all specialisations of law.

Members of Chambers have extensive experience of advising businesses in the banking and financial, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, shipping, insurance, mining, aviation and retail sectors but have also advised companies from many other sectors of industry and business.

Chambers have been involved in most, if not all, of the major high profile investigations of the last ten years (Innospec, BAE and LIBOR to give but three examples), either advising a suspect, appearing at trial and advising those who are witnesses who face interviews under compulsion, particularly under the Serious Fraud Office section 2 powers.

Chambers has expertise in advising in relation to proceedings that relate to Data Protection and media issues and have often advised Company officers compelled to attend before Parliamentary Investigations before Select Committees as well as those requested to assist US Senate investigations.

In addition to a long standing expertise in matters related to all aspects of fraud, Chambers have unrivalled experience of advising Companies in corporate manslaughter investigations and trials.

Get in touch

For further information and enquiries please contact our clerks team.

Call: +44 (0)20 7440 8888
Email: clerks@2bedfordrow.co.uk

Paul Rodgers

Clerk: Paul Rodgers
Telephone: +44 (0)7894 125 434
Email: Click here


Latest Business Crime news and publications

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Cases 21st Mar 2019

Environment Agency confiscation proceedings

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Blog 12th Sep 2018

“Business as usual?”

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News 16th Aug 2018

Fraud Acquittal

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Cases 22nd Jun 2017

Barclays Bank Investigation

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