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Fraud and White Collar Crime

Bribery and Corruption

Bindmans is known for expertise and experience in the field of Bribery and Corruption. We regularly receive referrals to act for individuals in high profile SFO investigations into allegations of bribery and corruption by large corporates and our lawyers are able to advise organisations and individuals under investigation for offences created by The Bribery Act 2010 and preceding legislation.

If you would like advice in relation to a Bribery or Corruption matter contact us now on +44 (0)20 7014 2020.

The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1st July  2011 and applies to offences on or after that date. The law it replaced continues to apply to offences before that date. Companies and individuals can be convicted of bribery and corruption offences. The Bribery Act 2010 covers a wide range of actions such as giving and receiving bribes to people like employees, trustees and public officials. A bribe extends to ‘other advantages’ and therefore does not have to be financial and it can be paid directly or through intermediaries, such as agents acting on behalf of companies. In some circumstances, a person or company can be prosecuted for bribes paid overseas. 

The Bribery Act 2010 also introduced a new corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery and corruption.  

Concentrates on high-exposure fraud matters with a wealth of experience in jury trial work. Experienced across the full range of criminal fraud and regulatory investigations. Also adept at bribery and corruption cases.

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You may first become aware of allegations of bribery or corruption during an internal investigation or when you are contacted by an investigator from a law enforcement agency such as the police, Serious Fraud Office or the National Crime Agency. 

It is important to seek legal advice as soon as an internal issue arises so that additional problems are not created as a result of poor internal regulation or failure to comply with obligations to prevent bribery either by an employee or associated person.

If an external law enforcement investigator makes contact it is important that you take legal advice before answering questions or providing information. Our lawyers have experience of dealing with allegations of bribery and corruption. 

We are able to attend interviews under caution, and, in some cases, negotiate successful non-prosecution outcomes. We can also advise in respect of corporate liability, self-reporting and deferred prosecution agreements. 

We also act for people compelled to attend interviews under s2 Criminal Justice Act  1987 or persons required to produce material under s3 Criminal Justice Act 1987. We can seek pre-interview disclosure and attend the interview to advise and can also advise about the scope and suitable response to s3 notices. 

To get in touch with our solicitors please complete our enquiry form here or call us on +44 (0)20 7014 2020. If you need emergency assistance outside of office hours please contact us on +44 (0)20 7305 5638.

Meet the team

Katie Wheatley
Partner

Head of Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Tayab Ali
Partner | Deputy Managing Partner BD

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory | Political, Diplomatic and International Law

Kate Goold
Partner

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Catherine Jackson
Associate

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Jude Lanchin
Associate

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Hester Cavaciuti
Solicitor

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Hannah Cheesebrough
Solicitor

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Ella Jefferson
Solicitor

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Claire Hann
Trainee solicitor

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

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