SFO Investigations.

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is a specialist prosecution authority tackling the top level of serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption.

If you are involved in an SFO investigation then you should seek expert legal advice to help guide you through the process.

Crucible regularly deals with investigations by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and we are currently6 instructed in some of the largest scale national investigations.

We have been instructed in multiple SFO investigations relating to potential Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs). To date, there have been five prosecutions brought against individuals after their parent company had agreed to a DPAs. Crucible members have been instructed and acquitted in 2 of the 5 (Neil Hawes QC & Henry Grunwald QC). We are also instructed in multiple SFO investigations involving DPA’s.

Our financial crime team led by Neil Hawes QC has been and are involved in some of the most serious and complex SFO investigations including;

Neil Hawes QC and Henry Grunwald QC securing acquittals for the individuals charged after Sarclad agreed a DPA – 2019

Neil Hawes QC securing an acquittal for the individual charged after Guralp Systems agreed a DPA – 2019

Currently instructed to represent an individual after G4S have agreed a DPA.