Defence for Financial Crimes

Updated on Tuesday 21st April 2020

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Today is widely known that the occurrence of economically encouraged financial crimes in many societies is a considerable risk to the growth of economies and their steadiness. The authorities in UK continue to fight against money laundering, bribery, corruption, fraud and cyber crimes, as these offences are registered on a daily basis. If you are suspect of a financial crime in the UK it is recommended to ask for help from our defence solicitors in London.

What is a financial crime in UK

It is possible to split a financial crime into two fundamentally different, although closely combined categories of conduct. First, there are actions that deceitfully produce wealth for those involved in the behavior in question. As an example, the manipulation of the insider information or the acquisition of another individual’s property by dishonesty will consistently be done with the purpose of securing a material interest. On the other hand, an individual may get involved in deceit to secure material benefit for another person. Second, there are also financial crimes that do not include the dishonest taking of a profit but protect a benefit that has already been gained. An example of this kind of demeanor is when someone tries to launder criminal profits of another offence, in order to place the proceeds outside the reach of the rules and regulations.

Our criminal solicitors in London can legally represent you in case of financial crime and can support you and offer the contribution to any authority that is in control with investigation of a crime in the business area.

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Legal advice in financial crimes provided by our criminal solicitors in London

Financial crimes usually cover the following offences our defence solicitors in London can legally assist you in:

•    electronic crime;
•    money laundering;
•    terrorist financing;
•    bribery and corruption;
•    information security;
•    fraud;
•    market abuse and insider dealing.

By understanding what approach the prosecution is taking, our advisors can arrange a strategy intended to wrong-foot that line of attack. If the investigators and prosecution are unsuitably hostile and negative in the interviews and pre-trial relations, that might offer an opportunity to present a more attractive and positive case in the hearing. The interviews frequently point to ranges that come up later in cross-examination and deliver evidence as to what questions the defendant will encounter in the Court of Law. 

Defence for money laundering in UK

Money laundering is spread worldwide, including in the UK. The criminal offence involves persons who want to erase the track of the money gained through illegal methods by placing them in varied fields like real estate, financial institutions or all kinds of organizations. Billions of dollars are registered each year as laundered money, but the authorities in UK have implemented all kinds of strategies to stop such crimes from developing. If persons are accused of money laundering and detained for this reason, it is best to ask for complete legal support from our London criminal solicitors. Having experience in such field will lead to a suitable approach and a better understanding of the case, leading to a positive result of the case. 

Defence in bribery cases

The act of offering money, assets or other valuable things to a public official in exchange for all kinds of favors is called bribery. Just like in cases of money laundering but at a large scale, bribery is often met in all types of business fields or areas of interest. We remind that it is illegal to offer bribe to a public official who can offer benefits in different domains. Also, it is against the law to offer money as bribery in companies for commercial deals or purchase favors. Individuals who are found guilty of bribery can be sent to imprisonment for several years. If you have been accused of bribery and you need legal advice, we suggest you ask our criminal lawyers in London who can offer assistance from the moment you have become a suspect in a certain situation. Having a solid defence in front of the magistrates and also evidence that you are not guilty are the main objectives of our team of defence lawyers in UK. Our legal advisors will precisely read, analyze, compare and summarize the documentation upon your case so that the most significant features of your case are available in seconds if required.

What is the defence for fraud in UK?

Fraud by false representation, by failing to disclose information or by abuse of position are the most met financial crimes for which imprisonment is issued. The defence in this case will observe the following regulations:
  • your defence lawyer in UK will have complete access to the evidence in your case;
  • interviews and cross-examinations will be legally supervised by your solicitor in London;
  • the client will be supported and guided before facing the questions and the examination in the court of law;
  • the defence strategy has a clear target and that is to drop charges if the evidence is not complete or inappropriate.

Our criminal defence solicitors in UK can cover a wide range of financial crimes, among which the cases related to fraud.

Having a clear image of the individual accused of financial crimes

Any defence for financial crimes in UK will start with a complete verification of the client and his/her declarations, and the documents provided. The legal representation in the court of law will depend in a large amount on the relation between the lawyer and the client, on the approach in the case and on the evidence brought by the prosecution. The solicitor will know how to present the case and the offender in front of the jury, if a communication in legal terms is established from the beginning. Financial crime cases might be complex, but a defence lawyer in UK will need to have a clear idea about the business climate and the laws governing this area.

For extra information in cases of financial crimes, please feel free to contact our team of defence solicitors in London.