Fraud & Financial Crime

My impression remains that it is a firm which is leveraging its locations in London and in the West Country in order to break into the upper range of firms excelling in regulation, especially financial services regulation, including fraud.

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Under the leadership of Andrew Oldland KC, we are uniquely positioned to provide our clients clear insight into the functioning of regulators, prosecutors and investigators. Our Fraud and Financial Crime lawyers the highest quality advice from the outset of an investigation, and offer continuity of representation throughout the legal process.

Experience has shown that the steps corporates and senior executives take immediately following an incident or becoming aware of a situation which may attract criminal liability are crucial in determining the outcome of any investigation.

We offer the highest quality advice for internal and external corruption and money laundering investigations, as well as on implementing effective compliance programmes.

Recent experience

Financial crime investigations

Advising a number of companies on:

corruption investigations within and outside the UK

bribery allegations raised during employment disputes

money laundering offences

self-reporting to the SFO and seeking consent under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Advising fund managers in respect of potential charges under the Companies Act 2006.

Advising companies on compliance with the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in respect of international dealings.

Fraud prevention

Reviewing and re-drafting a company’s ABC policies and procedures so that these meet the requirements of the law, in particular the ‘adequate procedures’ defence under the Bribery Act.


Advising a third party affected by criminal restraint proceedings by virtue of an interest in the frozen assets.

Philip Ryley
Philip Ryley
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