All forms of business face a myriad of regulations and statutes, and failure to comply with the requirements of such regulations can often result in prosecution.
HM Customs and HM Inland Revenue have exceptional powers to investigate irregularities within their remit. Similarly, such powers are reserved to the Health and Safety Executive and Trading Standards Department. Prosecutions can range from a breach of Health and Safety regulations to corporate manslaughter, infringement of copyright to tax evasion.
We have considerable experience in advising and defending such prosecutions and have a track record of success in resolving such investigations by way of agreement rather than prosecutions.