Kingsley Napley has been expert in the field of white collar crime and fraud defence for more than 50 years. The firm has an unrivalled reputation and one of the largest, most experienced and respected teams in the City.
We act for companies and individuals subject to investigation and prosecution by agencies including the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), City of London Police, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Insolvency Service and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Some of our lawyers have worked for these organisations in the past, so have knowledge of the process from both sides of the fence. We are also regularly instructed in multi-jurisdictional investigations conducted by overseas agencies such as the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and FBI. We also act as independent legal advisers for witnesses.
Kingsley Napley can assist at all stages of the criminal defence process, from arrest, detention, interviews under caution or attendance at compelled interviews, to conducting internal investigations, advising whether to self-report to the authorities, negotiating settlements right through to supporting clients during criminal trials.
You can find more information about our services below:
BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION
We have a long track record of defending and advising in bribery and corruption investigations, acting for both individuals and corporates. Find out more about how our specialist bribery and corruption lawyers can help.
Defending complex serious fraud cases successfully is where we have an unparalleled track record. Find out how our specialist fraud lawyers can help.
The UK’s anti-money laundering (AML) regime is amongst the most stringent. We represent both individuals and organisations in AML matters. Find out more about how our lawyers can help.
Corporate crime is under the spotlight more now than ever before with an increasing appetite for corporate prosecutions. Find out more about how our specialist corporate crime lawyers can help.
When an individual or company is faced with a criminal or regulatory investigation we manage every step of the process. Find out more about how our expert investigations lawyers can help.
A tax investigation by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) could have serious implications for you and your business. Find out more about how our tax investigations lawyers can help.
CARTELS, COMPETITION, PRICE FIXING AND ANTI-TRUST
Our top ranked cartels team is extremely well placed to provide advice to individuals and companies who are caught up in cartel activity. Find out more about how our specialist cartel lawyers can help.
PROCEEDS OF CRIME INVESTIGATIONS
Recent years have seen considerable growth in this practice area, following the introduction of new measures designed to tackle illicit finance and the increased attention of enforcement agencies. Find out more about how our proceeds of crime team can help.
INSIDER DEALING AND MARKET ABUSE
We have extensive experience in representing individuals who have become embroiled in insider dealing investigations. Find out more about how our insider dealing team can help.
Whether allegations of criminal wrongdoing are against a company or an individual we understand the pressures and consequences involved. Clients want a trusted adviser who can identify the best strategy, mount a robust defence and guide them through the process.
Our experience spans the most high-profile cases in recent years through to advice on matters less in the public eye, and covers work for corporates and individuals in cases involving allegations of bribery and corruption, fraud or tax evasion as well as associated proceeds of crime issues.
Increase in investigations
Despite the well-rehearsed resourcing issue within UK law enforcement agencies, investigations into serious white collar, fraud and corporate criminal offences are on the increase. Without exception, the relevant agencies have extensive legislative and enforcement powers at their disposal, not to mention ambitious enforcement plans, making them forces to be reckoned with.
We help clients navigate through the intricacies of the legislation that underpins criminal enforcement action: not just the various offences, but also the rules governing the conduct of investigations, such as those concerning search and seizure and disclosure, where the origins of successful defences are often found. We also have an in-depth knowledge of agencies’ priorities and current focus. What really sets us apart, however, is our skill in providing both strategic and practical advice which helps us to secure the best possible outcome for our clients.