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Companies Act 2006

At Libra Solicitors, we can provide expert advice and representation to individuals and companies that are being investigated or prosecuted because of an allegation that they have committed an offence under this Act.

We can also use our expertise to review existing corporate compliance programmes to ensure they remain effective, and when instructed do so, we can provide expert guidance on how to implement preventative policies that could help reduce the risk of transgressions.

For a confidential discussion about the issues that may be concerning you, call us today on 01223 632420 to arrange an appointment.

The offences that can be committed under the Act vary considerably and they range from issues such as, failing to register the allotment of shares Section 554 (3), which could result in fines be imposed, to fraudulent trading Section 993 (1), which could result in a custodial sentence for those individuals found guilty.

It is the officers of a company, for example the directors, as well as the company itself and its senior employees, who have a responsibility to discharge their duties correctly. Failing to do so could, under the Act, constitute an offence and those found guilty may well face substantial penalties being imposed.

At Libra Solicitors, we believe that if you or your business are facing an investigation or have been charged with an offence under the Act, it is essential that you know what your rights are, and are aware of the options available to you. Our expertise could help you in these difficult circumstances.

Whether we are assisting you in implementing policies that help ensure duties are responsibly carried out, or if you instruct us to make expert representations on your behalf because a breach has occurred, you can be sure we will give you clear, practical advice that you can trust. For a confidential discussion about your needs, call us on 01223 632420 and arrange an appointment.

Preventative company policy

At Libra Solicitors, we believe accusations of this nature can be avoided and we can conduct a thorough review of your company’s existing policies and advise you as to whether or not they are ‘fit for purpose’.

We can advise you if changes need to be made, and if necessary, we can draft new policies that are designed and tailored to meet your company’s specific preventative needs.

We also believe that implementing effective preventative policies makes excellent business sense as they project the company’s values and business standards, both within the company itself and to those who deal with it from a business standpoint. For a confidential discussion about how we can help your company implement preventative policies, call us now on 01223 632420 and arrange an appointment.

Going to court

Whether you are an individual or a company charged with an offence under the Act, our expertise could help you. We will thoroughly examine every aspect of the available evidence, meticulously prepare your case and give you clear, practical advice that you can trust. If there are defences to the charge or charges you or your company faces, we will advise you accordingly.

We will also advise you if we think forensic accounting experts or investigators could assist you with your case. In such instances, we will work closely with a leading consultant firm such as Emmerson Associates, to ensure you have the right expertise supporting your case. In some circumstances, it may be appropriate to request the Crown to review the prosecution, and if so, we will advise you accordingly and we can make representations on your behalf.

Should your matter proceed to court, an experienced QC, barrister or solicitor-advocate will lead your case so you know the advice and representation we provide, is of the highest quality. For a confidential discussion about the issues that you or your company may be facing, call us now on 01223 632420 and arrange an appointment.

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