Financial crime investigations in the workplace are extremely disruptive and unsettling for employers and employees.
Financial crimes at work may involve fraud, false accounting, theft, VAT fraud, tax evasion, computer hacking, embezzlement and white collar crimes. Any investigation will be thorough – and it is possible investigating authorities may carry out dawn raids or seize office equipment.
Duncan Lewis employment solicitors can advise employees on financial crime investigations at the start of an investigation and before charges are brought.
Duncan Lewis has a highly successful criminal law department, with in-house financial crime specialists able to attend interview under caution with investigating authorities such as City of London Police, NCA, SFO, FCA or HMRC – as well as advising on the legality of any warrant executed, co-operating with investigating authorities/regulators and plea bargaining.
In cases where individuals are facing investigation for financial crime in the workplace, Duncan Lewis offers expert legal advice at any stage of an investigation.
Duncan Lewis employment law solicitors can also offer legal advice on withdrawal of approved person status, disclosure and restrictive covenants.
Employees under investigation for financial crime are likely to be suspended and required not to communicate with colleagues – or may face dismissal or have financial and other assets frozen.
It is vital to contact Duncan Lewis employment law solicitors as soon as possible if there is any likelihood of being investigated for financial crime in the workplace or an investigation has already been launched.
Duncan Lewis employment lawyers act on behalf of claimants and respondents in all Employment Tribunal related matters.
Our employment team can represent all types of employers, both large and small – as well as advising individual employees or collective employees on matters relating to the Employment Rights Act 1996 – or investigations in the workplace by City of London Police, SFO, FCA, HMRC, or other investigating or prosecuting authorities.
Duncan Lewis operates a 24/7 emergency hotline for clients requiring urgent legal advice or legal representation for police interview under caution.
The Duncan Lewis criminal law department can also advise on miscarriages of justice and civil liberties matters such as wrongful arrest and false imprisonment in white collar crimes, as well as cross-border financial crime and extradition appeals.
Duncan Lewis employment law solicitors operate a transparent fee scale – and can offer a range of competitively priced funding options for claimants and respondents:
Some cases may be funded with Home Contents Insurance or Contents/Buildings Insurance with Employment Protection Cover.
In cases where criminal charges may be brought, some clients may be eligible for Legal Aid in a case involving financial crime in the workplace.
Duncan Lewis also has considerable expertise in representing clients in high-cost cases involving financial crime in the workplace.
Duncan Lewis believes clients should always know what they will be paying – and will advise on the best funding option at the initial client meeting or phone call.
Employees facing an investigation into financial crime in the workplace should take legal advice as soon as possible.
Duncan Lewis can offer clear legal advice on employment law at any stage of an employment matter, including investigations into financial crime at work or white collar crime.
Duncan Lewis also has a successful track record in advising companies and employers on employment matters and business crime.
The sooner you call us, the sooner we can help with a financial crime investigation.
Duncan Lewis has offices nationwide and in most major cities, with more than 20 offices across London and the southeast.
For expert legal advice on employment law, including financial crime in the workplace, call Duncan Lewis employment solicitors on 020 7923 4020.
For urgent legal advice or 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.