BTO’s Financial Crime team make it their business to protect your business.
We are frequently called upon by our clients on a 24 hour basis to reactively provide coherent and strategic advice on complex issues. Our vast experience of dealing with CEOs and boards of blue chip corporations, as well as Managing Directors and Senior Managers of SMEs means that we understand the pressures created reputationally by any form of investigation by the police or regulators into any alleged financial impropriety. We understand the requirement of must win cases.
In fraud, embezzlement, bribery, corruption and other related financial crime investigations, numbers matter. Led by a team of 3 Partners and 2 Associates; 4 of whom are Solicitor Advocates. Supported by 2 other Assistants. With 2 former prosecutors in our team. We have a collective experience of over 80 years in dealing with criminal investigation. We cover the whole of Scotland. As a result we are capable of rapid deployment of a skilled team to your case should the need arise.
We have successfully steered clients through the investigative process whereby they have avoided criminal prosecution by prompt tactical advice and engagement with the authorities at the appropriate time. If it’s a trial, our track record confirms we know what is required to win such cases.
We can also provide specialist advice to corporate clients and other law firms and accountants who find themselves the unwitting victims of such crimes, and assist them in their investigations and in their requirements, potentially, to self report under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
The corporate landscape for directors’ duties and potential personal criminal responsibilities has been transformed by legislation over the last 2 decades, as have the powers and resources provided to dedicated regulators and criminal investigation agencies. You need to ensure you have someone equipped to guide you successfully through this new landscape – that’s where we come in.
Please get in touch if you require training or legal assistance with any financial crime matters.