'Strong commercial lawyers
and litigators’
The Legal 500

Corporate Criminal Defence 

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Corporate Criminal Defence

Legal 500 Leading Firm 2016

 Our regulatory group have experience of and can advise on: 

    • Business crime
    • Business fraud
    • Carousel fraud (MITC)
    • Cash/money seizure
    • Copyright theft
    • Corporate enquiries
    • Corporate manslaughter
    • Director disqualification
    • Directors and Officers liability
    • False accounting
    • Fraud cas
    • HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs)
    • HSE (Health and Safety Executive) investigation
    • Money laundering investigation
    • Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority
    • POCA (Proceeds of Crime Act)
    • Trademark infringements
    • Trading Standards investigation
    • Regulatory investigation
    • SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency)
    • VAT investigation


The team have been successful in defending the interests of our clients against actions taken by many government agencies including; the Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), Office of Fair Trading (OFT), Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

We have helped many businesses and directors avoid prosecution, conviction and continue successful trading when they could have been forced to close. We will provide you with specialist commercial, pragmatic, clear advice. In doing so we will understand your objectives and your business. We will provide a fixed fee for the initial review and advice. Our hourly rates are flexible, we consider Conditional Fee Agreements.

We will seek to recover our costs whenever possible. We are transparent on costs and keep you updated on these. We will visit you at your premises and work with you to understand and achieve your ultimate objectives. We regularly visit London and will willingly travel to clients throughout the UK (in particular East Anglia (including Essex), the Midlands, London and Southern Counties (especially Kent). If your reputation or business activities are being wrongly called into question do not hesitate to give us a ring and we will try to help.

Peter Hastings is praised for his dedication, commitment, knowledge and efficiency "
The Legal 500