Leading solicitors with decades of experience in serious fraud prosecutions

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is a specialist prosecuting authority dealing with the top level of serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption.   Often the offences investigated involve white collar crime and cases relating to market abuse or market manipulation. 

When considering whether to authorise an investigation the SFO will consider the actual or intended harm that may be caused to:

  • the public, or
  • the reputation and integrity of the UK as an international financial centre, or
  • the economy and prosperity of the UK

and whether the complexity and nature of the suspected offence necessitates the SFO’s involvement. 

As you can see the SFO are a very specialised team of investigators. The SFO will only engage with cases that they feel merit their involvement. Once an investigation has begun the SFO will carry out both the investigation and, if applicable, the prosecution.

If you or your business are under investigation by the SFO, or are being prosecuted, it is essential that you get in touch with Walker Law Ltd as soon as possible. In many cases self-reporting can avoid criminal charges and deferred prosecution agreements can be entered into.

Our Director, Mr Alan Walker, has expertise and experience of defending and advising against Serious Fraud Office prosecutions and investigations. Where appropriate our firm will instruct counsel from top London Chambers to assist you from the very beginning.

Walker Law Ltd will advise you across a range of matters including:

  • The initial investigation,
  • Any interview under caution
  • Forfeiture orders
  • Deferred Prosecution Agreement
  • Limiting Directors liability


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