Corporate defence & criminal law
If you or your business is facing a criminal investigation or prosecution because of alleged criminality or an alleged regulatory breach, it is essential that you know as soon as possible what your options are.
At Libra Solicitors we will provide you with clear, practical advice that you can trust, so you can decide how to proceed with confidence. We can assist you in respect of a wide range of offences and investigations and below is a non-exhaustive list. For a confidential discussion about the issues involved in your particular circumstances, call us on 01223 632420 to arrange an appointment.
How we can help you
Being involved in a criminal or regulatory investigation or prosecution can quickly become an extremely stressful and difficult time not just for you, but for those around you.
Our expertise is focused on helping our clients achieve a positive outcome and we take a proactive approach in respect of dealing with investigating authorities and prosecuting bodies.
In addition, whether we are –
- Attending the police station with our clients and giving them expert advice in respect of an interview under caution,
- Making representations to the Crown or a regulatory body on behalf of our clients when asking them to review the prosecution, or to review some other issue,
- Providing our clients with high-quality legal representation in court,
We vigorously protect our client’s rights.
From thoroughly examining the allegation itself and the available evidence, to taking witness statements and where appropriate, collecting evidence that the authorities may not have been aware of, you can be sure that we are working hard for you.
If there are defences to the allegation available, we will tell you. If there are options to your being prosecuted, such as deferred prosecution agreements, we will explain what they are and advise you accordingly.
We will also advise you if we believe that industry-specific expert analysis, such as forensic accounting, will benefit your case. Such analysis is sometimes necessary and can prove to be invaluable, both during the investigation and especially during a prosecution should one be started.
For a comprehensive and confidential discussion in respect of any criminal or regulatory issues you or your business may be concerned with, call us today on 01223 632420 to arrange an appointment.
Going to court
Should your matter proceed to court, you can be sure that regardless of whether you plead guilty or not guilty, our focus will be on helping you achieve the best possible outcome in the circumstances.
We will meticulously prepare your case and give you clear, practical advice that you can trust. Your case will be led by a QC, barrister or solicitor-advocate, so you can be sure that the advice and representation we provide will be of the highest quality.
For a confidential discussion about the issues involved in going to court, call us on 01223 632420 and arrange an appointment.
At Libra Solicitors we understand that sometimes, the consequences that can follow a criminal investigation or prosecution, even if guilt has not yet been attributed to any particular party, can be severe. The reputational damage that could occur, for example, may well cause a loss in investor or customer confidence and might even threaten the future of the business.
We believe, therefore, that the party being investigated or being prosecuted, should plan ahead to protect their interests. So if you or your business are facing an investigation or prosecution, our expertise in strategic planning could help protect your interests and limit any detrimental impact.
For a confidential discussion about the issues that may be concerning you, call us today on 01223 632420 and arrange an appointment.