Newport Office - 01633 251801
Pontypool Office - 01495 763333
Our team of criminal lawyers have had extensive experience dealing with regulatory investigations and prosecutions. We regularly act for individuals and companies facing regulatory investigations and prosecutions initiated by the Health and Safety Executive, Trading Standards and Local Authorities.
We also advice on compliance and can help your business design and tailor policies that can be implemented to reduce the risk of a breach.
Our lawyers have represented numerous defendants facing investigation or prosecution for so called white collar fraud, whether that is alleged tax or VAT evasion or financial frauds allegedly carried out during the course of a business.
We are able to call upon a wealth of forensic and accountancy experts who can assist in preparing a defence or finding alternatives to prosecution.
We are able to represent individuals who are being investigated or prosecuted for alleged benefit fraud. Within our Crime team a number of our lawyers have experience of both prosecuting for and defending against various public bodies. Although we no longer prosecute we have invaluable experience that we are able to use to our clients advantage.
Many people plead guilty when they should not. It is normally necessary to show either a dishonest intent or knowledge that any claim was misleading. It is often simply the case that an application has been allowed to continue for the client under the mistaken belief that they are entitled to benefit. Our experienced lawyers will be able to advise you whether you have a sustainable defence to any charge at an early stage.
In many cases free Public funding is available .
Public funding may be available for individuals alleged to have committed a fraud or a regulatory offence. Businesses are unlikely to be eligible for public funding, but fixed fee advice is available.