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THE SFO PROCESS AND HOW YOU CAN DEFEND ACCUSATIONS

THE SFO PROCESS AND HOW YOU CAN DEFEND ACCUSATIONS

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has had its critics, yet it remains the foremost agency for investigating the most serious and complex allegations of fraud, business crime, bribery and corruption. It is also the lead agency dealing with so-called ‘Deferred Prosecution Agreements’.  The SFO is a ...
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IDENTIFYING AND INVESTIGATING INVESTMENT FRAUD

The former chief financial officer of Autonomy has been indicted in the US for allegedly defrauding investors and Hewlett-...
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BRINGING A PRIVATE PROSECUTION

Fraud is estimated to cost the UK economy £193 billion a year. And yet this is not reflected in the volume of fraud prose...
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THE YEAR AHEAD IN BUSINESS CRIME

2016 has been, it’s fair to say, fairly eventful. The Mossack Fonseca scandal put financial crime high on the authoritie...
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THE JP MORGAN SCANDAL AND THE DEFINITION OF BRIBERY

United States prosecutors and regulators recently announced that the bank JP Morgan and its Hong Kong subsidiary is to pay...
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POLICE SURVEILLANCE & HUMAN RIGHTS

Surveillance across the UK has reached such a point that the authorities can now gain access to personal data without any ...
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CHALLENGING PROSECUTION ALLEGATIONS AT THE INVESTIGATION STAGE

After a year and a half of investigating, the SFO will not prosecute Soma Oil and Gas and some associated companies regard...
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CORPORATE FRAUD AND WHISTLEBLOWING

Deciding to report fraudulent behaviour in the workplace is not a decision to be taken lightly. The ...


PREVENTION OF BRIBERY

Prevention is better than cure. And nowhere is that more obviously the case than with bribery. If yo...


BRIBERY – FAILING TO PREVENT IT

The authorities are looking very closely at allegations that Rolls-Royce used teams of agents to hel...


FRAUD AND SME’S

SME’s are not reporting more than £260m of fraud each year because they believe it is not worth ...


EXECUTIVES AND FRAUD RISKS

Some big retailers have been facing major legal problems. Tesco is facing a claim of more than £100...


FCA AND MONEY LAUNDERING

Firms are to be randomly investigated to make sure they are complying with their legal obligations r...