Business Crime

The main investigating authorities have massive resources and astonishing power to enter, bug and search every aspect of a business.  Their powers to freeze and seize assets are extensive.  The investigation will also cast a shadow across the lives of senior staff, threatening directors with personal liability.  The ongoing reputational damage to the “suspect” can be considerable.

Because a criminal investigation can have a major impact on a business it is important to bring in legal help as quickly as possible.  The business crime team at Hickman & Rose have wide experience in advising commercial clients on how to respond effectively to a criminal investigation.  Our advice ranges from discouraging prosecution to designing a media strategy that limits reputational damage.  We can offer a service that is quick, responsive and accurate at any stage of an investigation.