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Fraud and White Collar Crime

Dawn Raids (Emergency Service)

We offer immediate help to people and organisations who are visited or approached by police or other regulatory bodies such as the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, or HMRC.

They may execute search warrants or use statutory powers to search business and home addresses and they may arrest and detain people for questioning or require the production of material. If this happens it is crucial to seek expert legal advice at the earliest possible opportunity.

If you need to get in touch outside of our office hours contact us here.

Whether it is the police, NCA, FCA, SFO or HMRC who are acting, we offer an emergency service to our clients to advise them about their rights when a warrant is being executed. 

Bindmans LLP ‘combines high-level, specialist expertise with a passionate commitment to the interests of their professional clients’.

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Our lawyers are experienced in supporting clients during searches and advising how to deal with them. We can assist with:

  • Supervising a search – remotely or in person – we can take urgent calls at any time of day 
  • Safeguarding legally privileged or other forms of protected material such as journalistic material and confidential personal records of clients 
  • Advising about whether there are grounds for challenging the legal basis of the search or what has been removed 
  • Advising about how to respond to  any investigation related to a search
  • Assisting with reputation defence and providing advice on media relations
  • Advising on employment-related matters including suspension, misconduct and disciplinary processes
  • Business contingency planning – policies and procedures for the unexpected 

To get in touch with our criminal defence lawyers please use the details below. If you need emergency assistance outside of office hours please call our out of hours phone number.


+44 (0)20 7305 5638

Meet the team

Tayab Ali
Deputy Managing Partner

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory | Head of International Law

Kate Goold

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Katie Wheatley

Head of Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Hester Cavaciuti

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Catherine Jackson

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Jude Lanchin

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Ella Jefferson

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Ruaa Kamaran

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Shivani Soni
Trainee Solicitor

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

How can we help you?

We are here to help. If you have any questions for us, please get in touch below.