Corporate Crime lawyers

If your business faces allegations of illegality or other wrongdoing, whether from whistle-blowers, regulators or other authorities, you will need to act quickly to investigate and protect your corporate reputation. You will need to know how to respond to the issue in the minutes and hours after it has arisen, both internally and externally, in order to protect the business and avoid exacerbating the problem. You will also need to know how to investigate the issues, while protecting the integrity and confidentiality of the process and maximising the protection of legal privilege where available.

We work with clients of all sizes in the UK and beyond, from household names to SMEs, to resolve these difficult issues wherever in the world they occur. This may include conducting confidential internal investigations and responding to investigations by prosecutors and regulators, such as the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and environmental agencies in the UK and many others worldwide.

If there is a risk of criminal liability, we will help you protect your legitimate interests throughout the process, including on issues such as legal privilege, data protection and transfer, metadata preservation and employment issues. We help clients by managing the matter, including managing, where appropriate, other service providers such as forensic accountants, private investigators and foreign law specialists.

Through CMS Evidence, we have our own in-house data collection and hosting capability to enable fast data gathering, processing and review, and allow significant time and cost savings compared to third party providers.

We understand how stressful and time-critical these matters are, with individuals facing the prospect of losing their livelihoods or even their liberty, and we are available 24 hours a day to support you when required.

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Steven Corney
Steven Corney
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Steven is a commercial litigation partner with 20 years’ experience in advising domestic and international clients on commercial disputes in the High Court, before arbitration tribunals and the Copyright...
Karen Denny
Karen Denny
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Karen covers all areas of corporate disputes, particularly those with an international law and cross border emphasis. Her experience includes advising on matters of sovereign immunity, freezing injunctions,...
Neal Gibson
Neal Gibson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Neal is a Partner in the Commercial Dispute Resolution team. He is dual qualified, having successfully completed his American Bar exams (Colorado) in 2001. Neal has extensive experience of handling both...
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Omar Qureshi
Part­ner
Head of Corporate Crime
United Kingdom, London
Omar is partner in the Dispute Resolution Team.He joined CMS in 1998 and became a partner in 2008. He advises on all aspects of disputes and risks issues, including domestic and international litigation...
Louise Boswell
Louise Boswell
Part­ner
Solicitor Advocate
United Kingdom, London
Louise Boswell advises on disputes and dispute risk areas in a range of sectors.  She regularly acts on complex commercial contractual disputes including post-acquisition and on termination, and disputes...
Eoin O'Shea
Part­ner
Head of White Collar Practice
United Kingdom, London
Eoin helps clients to thrive by dealing decisively with the most high-risk issues faced in business. Eoin also advises on government and regulatory investigations, corporate crime issues, civil disputes...
Amy Wilkinson
Amy Wilkinson
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Amy Wilkinson is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Department.
Anuj Moudgil
Anuj Moudgil
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Anuj Moudgil is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Department.Anuj has a broad base of contentious experience, having acted for clients in litigation before the English High Court and the...
Rachel Ormsby
Rachel Ormsby
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
(Solicitor Advocate)
United Kingdom, London
Rachel Ormsby is a Senior Associate and Solicitor Advocate in the litigation and arbitration department. Rachel regularly assists clients with disputes via litigation, arbitration, expert determination...
Jacqueline Redares
Jacqueline Rédarès
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Jacqueline is a Senior Associate in the Environment and Health and Safety team.  She advises clients on criminal and civil matters arising from health and safety incidents.  She is experienced in defending...