Stokoe Partnership Solicitors is a leading law firm for business crime. Our firm specialises in highly complex financial and white-collar crime, often involving hundreds of millions of pounds.
The Firm’s expertise in business crime is recognised by both of the UK’s leading legal directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. The Legal 500 has characterised the Firm as being “involved in the full-range of white-collar crime”.
Our expert lawyers are highly experienced at dealing with investigations and prosecutions for a wide range of business offences, including bribery and corruption, conspiracy to defraud, fraudulent trading, cyber fraud, insider dealing, investment fraud, market abuse, money laundering, MTIC, VAT fraud, payroll fraud and revenue offences.
We are used to representing both individuals and companies and understand that the interests of the company and its directors are not always the same.
Our business crime lawyers have considerable experience working with leading barristers and experts to ensure that every client receives a bespoke service focused on ensuring the best possible outcome. We often advise and make representations during the investigations stage (including interviews) to avoid charge and prosecution. Where appropriate, we are also involved in effective negotiations with the investigating or prosecuting agencies to minimise the damage to our clients’ reputations and assets.
We understand that reputational damage to individuals and businesses can potentially occur as a result of an investigation or prosecution, and we have substantial experience advising clients on how to manage and minimise this damage.
We are used to dealing with investigations and prosecutions by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), National Crime Agency (NCA), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the City of London Police.
Our lawyers increasingly handle cases on an international scale. These involve overseas jurisdictions, regulators and legal frameworks. Stokoe Partnership Solicitors has strong links with leading international experts and law firms abroad to handle these matters efficiently and effectively.