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We specialise in defending businesses and individuals when facing fraud allegations including allegations of bribery and corruption. Corruption offences have been brought against individuals for a long time now but Bribery Act 2010 created new criminal offences that can include corporations. Our experience of defending businesses and individuals gives us the edge over our competitors when it comes to defending this type of allegation.
The expectation was that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) would pursue these offences vigorously when the Act came into force, the reality is that they haven’t yet brought many charges but are still actively investigating a number of cases. There have been other cases brought by other prosecuting authorities though such as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
At Stephensons we have experience of large, sensitive cases with individuals charged with corruption. These cases always require an acknowledgement of the potential for destroying the reputation of those individuals. It is vitally important that a specialist solicitor is instructed at an early stage to limit any potential damage and to vigorously challenge the allegations.