Expert criminal lawyers

Providing advice in response to allegations of white-collar crime

White-collar crime legal expertise

Our white-collar crime solicitors have extensive experience of defending clients in both criminal and regulatory investigations. Our work is often high profile, complex and has an international dimension. The right advice at the outset of an investigation is critical. We understand the impact an investigation can have on our clients and that is why we ensure we are there to support them at every step of the investigation.

We pride ourselves on our proactive and individual approach to each case. Our white-collar crime experts are able to quickly assimilate the facts and advise clients not only on the nature of the immediate investigation but also on long-term strategies to effectively deal with the issues faced. As a full service law firm we are able to call upon sector experts to assist clients as part of the specialist investigations team.

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Main Areas Of Practice

Criminal investigations

Our criminal lawyers offer expert advice to public officers and individuals under investigation for a criminal offence.

Investigations by Trading Standards

Trading Standards enforce criminal laws and regulations intended to protect consumers, businesses and the general public. If you or your business is under investigation our white-collar crime solicitors can help.

Investigations by government agencies

If your business activity is being investigated our expert regulatory lawyers will help advise on all aspects of co-operating with public external investigations undertaken by domestic and foreign authorities.

Investigations and prosecutions by regulators

Our regulatory lawyers are experienced in defending individuals in cases brought against them by industry regulators including HMRC, HSE, CMA, NCA, SFO and the FCA.

Dawn raids

HMRC has the power of search or to gain entry to premises without notice as well as make arrests. If you have been subject to a 'Dawn Raid' our expert Regulatory Law team will advise you on next steps.

Global investigations

Our regulatory and white-collar crime solicitors advise clients who face investigation not just in the UK but also overseas. Our membership of TAG law gives us access to experts across all jurisdictions.

Our Clients

Our clients are corporates, company officers, public officials and individuals. Our expert white-collar crime solicitors represent clients at interview, throughout the investigation process and in criminal trials and contentious regulatory proceedings. Our extensive knowledge of criminal and regulatory investigations enables us to quickly focus on the issues that matter and to robustly defend our clients.

"Mark Jones leads a niche practice within Blake Morgan which brings strength and depth to the firm’s strong reputation in disciplinary and financial services matters. Mark has a strong white-collar fraud background and has taken Blake Morgan’s team forward into this field. He has some impressive instructions including a high-profile anti-competition investigation."
- Legal 500, 2022

"The team have a growing reputation in representation of individuals who are suspects or defendants."
- Legal 500, 2022

"Synergy of legal expertise. Creative thinking. Commitment to client."
- Legal 500, 2022

"This team is relatively new to the market with Mark Jones really setting it up. It has been able to draw on its internal commercial clients but as a result of Mark attracted individual clients outside of this sphere. They have really stepped up in this area; Mark Jones is a real feather in their cap."
- Legal 500, 2022

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