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Insider Trading

Duncan Lewis Business Fraud Solicitors – Insider Trading


Insider trading not only skews the market but can also result in investors losing considerable sums of money through not having access to the same information as “rogue” traders.


Insider trading allegations may affect an individual trader, a company or a group or ring of traders working together.


Insider trading allegations will usually involve “tipping” or dealing shares as a result of tipping.


If insider trading is suspected or uncovered, it is possible for traders who are innocent of any malpractice to face investigation also.


Any investigation into serious fraud and white collar crime is thorough and intrusive to those investigated, who are likely to face intense scrutiny until the investigation is completed.


It is vital to take legal advice from a specialist business fraud solicitor with expertise in defending insider trading allegations and tipping or dealing shares as soon as possible.


We can advise on insider trading offences at any stage, including if there is a possibility that an investigation might be launched, or allegations might be made and charges brought.


Allegations of insider trading need to be dealt with robustly, as serious fraud investigations can affect reputations, careers, future employment potential and ultimately, income and home life.


A conviction on charges of insider trading – or of being part of a cartel or insider ring – usually carries a lengthy custodial sentence. It is also likely that heavy financial penalties will be imposed on a trader convicted of tipping or dealing shares.


When an investigation is launched by investigating agencies such as the SFO or FCA, our business fraud solicitors offer expert representation for interview under caution, and can advise on compliance and any search of business premises.


Duncan Lewis can also liaise with the agencies which may be involved in a fraud investigation, including:


  • City of London Police
  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • National Crime Agency (NCA)
  • Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
  • Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
  • Solicitors’ Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Fraud and Confidential Intelligence Bureau

The Duncan Lewis business fraud team also has considerable expertise in handling very high court costs (VHCC) cases involving allegations of insider trading.


Duncan Lewis business fraud solicitors can also advise Confiscation Orders under Section 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), and civil asset recovery proceedings such as Restraint Orders under Section 5 of POCA.


Duncan Lewis Business Fraud Solicitors – Our reputation for excellence


Duncan Lewis' Crime department continues to be recognised as a Top Tier and recommended criminal defence practice by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 edition for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud work.. 


Our team have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system, and the ability to assemble compelling evidence and documentation in insider trading cases.


Duncan Lewis represents clients at police stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal, and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious fraud cases.


How to contact us


There are Duncan Lewis offices across England and Wales, and a business fraud lawyer from Duncan Lewis can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes to advise on insider trading charges.


We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing insider trading charges. Call Duncan Lewis during office hours on 0333 772 0409 for expert legal advice on serious fraud, financial fraud and insider trading.


For 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.


When to contact us


We advise clients who are facing business fraud charges or who may be interviewed in relation to insider trading to contact us as soon as possible.


We can advise even before a charge for fraud is brought, and a solicitor from our specialist fraud department can attend a police station fraud interview conducted by the police, Serious Fraud Office or HM Revenue and Customs.


Duncan Lewis Business Fraud Solicitors – Legal Aid & Private Client


Duncan Lewis is a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services. Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances.


Duncan Lewis can advise further on Legal Aid at the initial client meeting.


In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, our business fraud solicitors offer competitively-priced fee levels for private client representation, with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.


In some criminal cases, after the event (ATE) insurance may be an option and Duncan Lewis will advise on an appropriate level of insurance to cover the potential costs of defending a criminal case and to pay any costs imposed by the court.


Call Duncan Lewis Business Fraud Solicitors to discuss insider trading allegations or charges on 0333 772 0409.


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