Business Defence

Here at Askews Legal LLP our Solicitors in Coventry have experience in dealing with Business Defence and Corporations accused of Criminal Conduct such as:

  • Anti Bribery and Corruption – With the introduction of The Bribery Act 2010, a new offence under section 7 can be committed by commercial organisations which fail to prevent persons associated with them from bribing another person.
  • Corporate Manslaughter cases which inevitably end up being dealt with at a Crown Court. The aim of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CM & CH Act 2007) is to improve the protection of employees and the public from management failures by holding companies responsible and allowing companies to be punished rather than individuals. It is now much easier to prosecute companies when a senior management failure has resulted in death.
  • Trading Standard Offences – Breach of Trading Standards usually results in a regulatory breach but can often result in Criminal prosecution. Therefore compliance and an accurate defence is needed when you are accused of breach in Trading Standards.
  • Breach of food safety – The Food Standards Agency has a statutory objective to protect public health and consumers’ other interests in relation to food and the act is covered under The Food Standards Act 1999.
  • Environmental Offences – relates to offences of unathorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal of waste covered under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

In owner managed businesses, an individual could be at risk of prosecution if it can be determined that they had an active part in the day to day running of the business. Our aim is to vigorously defend businesses and companies accused of any such wrong doing.

If you have been accused of a Business related Crime, it is essential that you instruct an experienced firm of solicitors. Call our team of Business Defence Solicitors in Coventry on 02476 231000 and we will assign an experienced Solicitor and help assemble the appropriate business defence to proactively defend your case. In our experience, seeking advice at an early stage of an investigation can dramatically reduce the chances of a prosecution being brought against you.

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