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Business Crime Fraud Farleys Solicitors LLP

Business Crime

Business Crime Defence Solicitors

Here at Farleys we have a dedicated, experienced and expert team of solicitors who specialise in defending individuals and businesses under investigation or who have been accused of being involved in business or ‘white collar’ crime.

The department was established by partner Paul Schofield, who has over thirty years’ experience defending in the most serious and complex cases involving fraud and business crime. The team has grown significantly and is now an award winning and nationally renowned leader this field, recognised as such in independent guides to the legal profession Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.


What type of cases do we deal with?

Our team specialise in the defence of the most serious, complex and specialist business crime cases. We can provide advice and representation throughout a case from initial investigation to the conclusion of any proceedings or prosecution.

We can assist in most types of investigations and prosecutions including:

Why choose us?

With in-house corporate and commercial expertise and a network of skilled experts in accounting, telephony, forensic analysis and advocacy on hand to assist, you can be assured we will provide you with a bespoke service and create the best defence team available.

We understand that being investigated or charged with an offence can be a very stressful and daunting experience and we pride ourselves on providing a professional and personalised service, where you can feel safe in the knowledge that we will work tirelessly to get you the best outcome possible in your case.

Whilst our specialist team is predominantly based across the North West within several offices including Manchester, Preston and Blackburn, we also offer appointments at our London office. Location is not an issue to us; we have a national client base.

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Hereford: 52.055400, -2.715170
Worcester CC: 52.190698, -2.224215
Maidstone: 51.272178, 0.534691
Stafford CC: 52.848100, -2.176360
Harrow CC: 51.566670, -0.333330
Southampton CC: 50.941582, -1.472281
Nottingham CC: 52.974203, -1.164711
Southwark CC: 51.467160, -0.060600
Old Bailey: 51.515830, -0.101910
Blackfriars CC: 51.502428, -0.100116
Chester CC: 53.207393, -2.881343
Carlisle Cases: 54.889669, -2.934311
Newcastle CC: 54.987630, -1.633844
Colne - Murder Acquittal: 53.856800, -2.169120
Birmingham Cases: 52.481400, -1.899830
Preston Crown Court: 53.763934, -2.703710
Cases in London: 51.508500, -0.125740
Liverpool Crown Court: 53.410600, -2.977940
Burnley CC: 53.800000, -2.233330
Leeds Crown Court: 53.796200, -1.539850
Blackburn: 53.749700, -2.479750
Sheffield Cases: 53.383000, -1.465900
Manchester Crown Court: 53.479100, -2.244100
Bolton CC: 53.578700, -2.466970
Wood Green CC: 51.602200, -0.112568
Mold CC: 53.166700, -3.141430
Stoke on Trent: 53.018000, -2.164550
Bradford: 53.792856, -1.750259
Plymouth CC: 50.371300, -4.142570
Shrewsbury CC: 52.707900, -2.754010
Leicester CC: 52.636800, -1.131230
Lincoln CC: 53.233600, -0.539217
Barrow CC: 54.126500, -3.212340
Teeside CC (Middlesborough): 54.576000, -1.234400
Kingston Upon Thames: 51.409600, -0.306262
Derby CC: 52.921300, -1.476150
Dudley CC: 52.511500, -2.082010
Bristol CC: 51.453800, -2.597300
Northampton CC: 52.241300, -0.886896
Caernarfon CC: 53.139000, -4.269190
Hull CC: 53.744500, -0.332005
York CC: 53.958700, -1.061440
Swansea CC: 51.621100, -3.946780
Woolwich Crown Court: 51.482700, 0.062334
Cambridge Crown Court: 52.203000, 0.138251
Poole: 50.717900, -1.981520
Canterbury Crown Court: 51.280000, 1.080250
Norwich Crown Court: 52.628600, 1.292270
Coventry: 52.408200, -1.510480
Chelmsford CC: 51.734500, 0.472454
Swindon CC: 51.561400, -1.785690

Our promise to you

We will:

  • Deal with your case confidentially
  • Advise you prior to interview with the police, NCA, HMRC, Trading Standards or any other investigatory body
  • Attend with you at any interview under caution, usually free of charge
  • Guide you through the interview process including obtaining details of the allegation to be put to you and advising you on how to answer (or not) during interview
  • Represent you at Court
  • Instruct the best specialist barristers and experts available
  • Explain things to you clearly at every stage of the process
  • Prepare and collate all necessary documentation in your defence
  • Analyse and dissect the case against you
  • Be available when you need us by telephone, in person or electronic conference
  • Support you throughout – we are on your side!


Funding your Case

Farleys Solicitors have a contract with the Legal Aid Agency. Legal Aid for criminal matters is available in many cases, subject to your financial circumstances.

Find out more about how your criminal defence can be funded.


What should I do now?

If you are under investigation, have been arrested or charged with an offence you should contact our team without delay. We are available by telephone on 0333 331 5385, you can  email us, or  if you have an emergency situation you can contact us on our 24 hour emergency number – 01254 606050.

You can find out more about the rest of our team here

We also have other dedicated criminal defence teams dealing with other less serious types of investigations and prosecutions including allegations in relation to assaults, dishonesty and driving offences and more serious matters including drug conspiracies and murder. If you or one of your friends, relatives or employees are being investigated or have been charged with a criminal matter you should contact us immediately.

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