Penman Sedgwick advises on investigations by enforcement agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), National Crime Agency (NCA) and the police.
We understand the need for individuals to be independently represented at the earliest stages of an investigation.
How we can help
- We advise on interview strategy, voluntary interviews or interviews under cautions, where individuals are called as a suspect or witness.
- We have experience of advising individuals through trial, both witnesses and suspects, where reputation or liberty is at stake. In some instances, it may be possible to negotiate plea agreements with the SFO under the terms of the AG Guidelines.
Since the introduction of the Bribery Act 2010, companies can be prosecuted and convicted for failing to prevent bribes paid on their behalf by employees, agents, intermediaries or subsidiaries, whether in the UK or overseas. The burden of proof is on companies to demonstrate they have adequate procedures in place to prevent bribery.
Penman Sedgwick's opening hours:
Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.30pm