Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) investigations

Our lawyers regularly handle issues surrounding various prosecuting agencies including the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

BEIS bring a number of prosecutions every year into a broad range of areas including:- 

  • Bankruptcy offences
  • Company officer malpractice offences
  • Offences under the Insolvency Act 1986
  • Offences under the Fraud Act 2006
  • ‘Phoenix company’ offences relating to re-use of a liquidated company name by a successor company
  • Breach of directors disqualification orders, bankruptcy orders and bankruptcy restrictions orders
  • Fraudulent trading
  • Record-keeping offenses.

Whilst BEIS investigators do not have powers of arrest they will serve written requests on a suspect for an interview. Upon service of such a request it is important that you take legal advice on the correct response and approach to take. If you have been served a request or are the subject of an ongoing investigation or criminal proceedings, speak to our lawyers today to see how we can help you.

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Contact an expert BEIS investigation and interview solicitor

Janes Solicitors provides bespoke specialist advice on all areas of serious and complex fraudregulatorytaxation and serious financial crime matters. With extensive experience in all areas of fraud, corporate fraud and financial crime and a well-earned reputation as leaders in our field, our expert defence team take a proactive and pragmatic approach to legal advice and case strategy. We are committed to your successful outcome.  Janes Solicitors pride ourselves on our case tailored approach for each client in and our fearless commitment in each and every case we undertake.

We are there when you need us. We understand sometimes you may need urgent advice outside normal office hours. Available seven days a week, you can call us on our out-of-hours service number on 07789 622 430.

If you or your business have concerns, are under suspicion or investigation or have been arrested or prosecuted for any serious fraud or financial crime offence, contact us today on 020 7930 5100. Alternatively you can contact us via our online contact form, and one of our team will be in touch as soon as possible. 

David Janes | Partner

Head of Serious and Complex Fraud and Taxation
020 7930 5100 | Out of hours: 07789 622 430

James Mullion | Partner

020 7930 5100 | Out of hours: 07789 622 430

Fiona Gavriel | Partner

020 7930 5100 | Out of hours: 07789 622 430

Need advice? Call us now.
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Out of hours: 07789 622 430