Stokoe Partnership Solicitors’ financial crime lawyers are experts at dealing with advising and representing both individuals and companies facing criminal and regulatory investigations or prosecutions, for a range of allegations relating to market abuse, including:

 

  • Insider trading (including dealing in shares whilst in possession of confidential or ‘inside’ information, encouraging others to deal in those shares and disclosing inside information to another person);
  • Rate manipulation (e.g., LIBOR & FOREX);
  • Dissemination of misleading information to the market; and
  • Misleading behaviour

 

Our lawyers are experienced in dealing with investigations and prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) involving investigations and proceedings straddling the criminal, civil and regulatory jurisdictions.

Allegations of market abuse or insider trading invariably require representation by lawyers with extensive commercial understanding, and experience of the highly technical nature of the markets. Our experienced lawyers work with leading barristers and experts to ensure that our clients receive tailored, practical and realistic advice as well as a strategic approach from the outset, to ensure the best possible outcome in even the most complex of cases.

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors is rated as one of the leading criminal defence firms for Financial and white-collar crime by both of the main legal directories, Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.

 

Notable cases

Representing a client in a case described as the UK’s largest insider dealing investigation to date which is reflective of the FCA’s focus on taking aggressive action against insider dealing.


We represent a client, being prosecuted by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in an allegation of fraudulent trading contrary to section 993 of the Companies Act 2006.


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