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Downgraded sentence for company director

01 January 2010

Our Business Crime & Regulation team represented a company director who was subject to a fraud investigation and subsequently prosecuted by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills for fraudulent trading. The client accepted he had sold goods belonging to his customers without accounting to them for the proceeds of the sales and pleaded guilty to the charge.  We were successful in persuading the court not to impose an immediate custodial sentence.