St Pauls' Corporate Services is a bespoke facility offered by barristers from St Pauls Chambers. It provides the public and private clients with direct access to specialist counsel who can provide advice and representation across the full range of corporate activity.
St Pauls Chambers lawyers are recognised legal experts specialising in the defence and prosecution of allegations of serious fraud, proceeds of crime, vat and tax fraud and corruption and bribery brought by the SFO, FCA, Inland Revenue, BIS, OFT and Revenue & Customs. Our lawyers work alongside many of the leading fraud solicitors in the country to provide each client with a complete service. The barristers provide recognised expertise to assist corporates, individuals, regulators and government departments with their bribery and corruption challenges. Counsel have advised and appeared as trial advocates in a number of corruption cases to date. We have experience in negotiating settlements through the self-referral scheme.
Money laundering is the exchange of money or assets that have been obtained criminally for money or other assets that are 'clean'. The clean money or assets don't have an obvious link with any criminal activity. Money laundering also includes money that is used to fund terrorism, however it's obtained. The Money Laundering Regulations 2007 came into force in December 2007.All businesses that are covered by the regulations have to put in place suitable anti-money laundering controls. If the regulations apply to your business you must put these controls in place as soon as possible. Unlike many other jurisdictions, UK money laundering offences are not limited to the proceeds of crime, nor are there any monetary limits, indeed a money laundering offence under UK legislation need not involve money, and in consequence any person who commits an acquisitive crime in the UK will inevitably also commit a money laundering offence. Our Lawyers draw on years of experience in these matters to advise and provide representation when required.
The wrongful trading provisions of the Insolvency Act 1986 were introduced following the recession of the early 1980s, having been previewed in the Cork Report. Although new to English law in 1986, the concept of wrongful trading has not resulted in numerous cases against directors reaching court. Nevertheless, it remains significantly important, especially in today’s economically challenging environment, as it provides the benchmark against which directors can judge the extent of their duties when their company is in financial difficulties. Our Lawyers have been providing specialist advice on the Insolvency Act and connected matters regarding Wrongful Trading for a number of years. If you are in doubt, seek professional advice.
Recognised by The Legal 500 as leaders in their field, our regulatory lawyers have an enviable reputation in the area of compliance and regulation. Our broad client base of individuals and corporate clients gives us a great breadth of experience and key insight into this fast-moving area.Our work in compliance and regulation covers a broad range of areas, from financial services regulatory advice to advice on data protection, the Legal Services Act and general conduct of all business matters.The area of compliance and regulation is frequently updated with new legislation and best practice and a significant part of our work is spent on monitoring these developments and keeping our clients informed and updated with seminars and training programmes. This ensures that our clients receive the most appropriate guidance to achieve their future objectives. Whatever the area, you will receive personal attention from our barristers, who will assemble a bespoke team to attend to your requirements.