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Bribery and Corruption Defence
If you have been charged or arrested for bribery and corruption, or if you or your business is under investigation, JMW can provide the expert legal advice and representation that you need. It is vital that you seek legal help as soon as possible and here at JMW we have a specialist business crime department and an unrivalled legal team with the experience and knowledge to successfully fight your corner.
For more information about our specialist legal services for those facing bribery and corruption charges, contact our team today. Either call us on 0800 652 5559 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will give you a call back as soon as possible.
Bribery and corruption are umbrella terms that cover a variety of different crimes. At JMW, we are able to provide services to help defend against allegations of all such crimes, which can include:
- Extortion (when someone demands cash payment or other assets and threatens harm if these demands are not met)
- Kickbacks (when an official figure demands a portion of the value of a contract as a bribe)
- Corporate espionage (theft of trade secrets and intellectual property)
- Illegal gratuities (giving or receiving payback after a business transaction)
Bribery and corruption charges are very serious and if you have been accused or charged with an offence of this kind, it is essential to have the right legal representation from the very beginning.
We are able to defend and advise in corruption investigations and, in instances where a company suspects bribes may have been paid on its behalf - by employees or agents, for example - we can advise regarding internal investigations.
It is important that all businesses have an understanding of the 2010 Bribery Act, which provides a corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery. JMW can help you understand the risks involved and ensure businesses realise what the Act covers, such as public and private corruption, and not allowing for facilitation payments.
JMW has defended companies in all sectors against charges of bribery and corruption. We work thoroughly and passionately to fight your corner, and our main focus is always limiting the damage charges can have on your business.
Why Choose JMW?
Most cases of bribery and corruption are investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. The sentences for crimes of this nature can be severe - those found guilty are at risk of prison sentences of up to a decade, as well as hefty fines. It is therefore imperative that should you be accused of such crimes, you have access to the right legal team. Our expert solicitors have the working background and legal knowledge required to deal with charges brought by the body.
JMW has a specialist team of bribery and corruption solicitors here in Manchester; we have helped many businesses secure positive outcomes from what can be particularly testing cases, and we will guide you through the process from start to finish, offering our expertise every step of the way. Although based in Manchester, we are able to represent individuals and businesses in London and from right across the UK.
We are renowned for our professionalism and our commitment to working as efficiently as possible at all times.