Successive Governments have increasingly targeted the business sector with a range of laws, perhaps most obviously the Bribery Act, which has changed the landscape in which businesses must operate.
This has made it imperative for companies and their executives to ensure they are fully compliant with criminal and regulatory law when transacting business.
We have extensive experience of advising businesses and a range of executives both in responding to investigations by domestic and international enforcement agencies, and increasingly in devising bespoke compliance packages and training programmes.
The department is independently recognised as one of the leaders in its field. The Legal 500 2013 edition states that "Slater & Gordon Lawyers has an ‘approachable team’. Highlights included securing the discharge of a restraint order and the successful closure of a fraud investigation against a large company. Jeremy Summers heads the team". "Slater & Gordon Lawyers has been involved in some significant investigations recently, including an insider dealing/market abuse investigation. Head of department Jeremy Summers is ‘tenacious’". "At Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Jeremy Summers has an ‘incredible eye for detail’. The firm advised several individuals in the Libor investigation, and is also defending a trader under investigation by the FSA for insider dealing".
The team has been involved in a large number of recent high profile cases involving UK and overseas enforcement agencies including:
- Serious Fraud Office
- Financial Conduct Authority
- Crown Prosecution Service
- Office of fair trading
- Trading Standards
- Department of Business Innovation and Skills
- US Department of Justice
- European Enforcement Agencies
The reputation we have secured, has been built on over 30 years’ experience in this area during which we have won significant independent praise.
Our cases have included:
- Butte Mining
- Independent Insurance
- NHS Generic Drug Price Fixing – Operation Holbein
- Coal Miners Compensation Investigation
- Balfour Beatty
- Langbar International
- Torex Retail plc
- Beijing Olympics Ticket Fraud Xclusive
- Kaupthing Bank
Our large team of highly experienced and skilled solicitors are based in our London, Birmingham and Manchester offices, and our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you in your time of need.