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Caroline specialises in complex fraud and financial crime. She acts in cases of serious fraud, money laundering, corruption and cartels and has advised companies and individuals subject of investigations and prosecutions by various agencies including the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA, formally the Office of Fair Trading).

Caroline acts for corporates in complex investigations. She has conducted numerous internal investigations on behalf of companies and has a particular interest in cross border cases. Her experience extends to Mutual Legal Assistant (MLA) requests and extradition.

Caroline also specialises in representing individuals subject of a broad range of criminal and regulatory investigations. She has extensive experience representing clients in compulsory interviews with regulators, internal investigation interviews and interviews with the police, often leading to successful outcomes for her clients at an early stage of a case.

Alongside her fraud and general crime practice, Caroline represents members of the Chief Police Officers Staff Association facing disciplinary inquiries. She also has public law experience; she represented a number of military witnesses before the Baha Mousa Public Inquiry, and is currently advising in in connection with the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, led by Hon. Dame Lowell Goddard DNZM.

Notable cases

Internal investigations

  • Conducting a number of internal investigations on behalf of corporates in relation to allegations of financial crime and misconduct including fraud, theft, corruption, money laundering and environmental crime.

Fraud, financial crime and regulatory cases, and cartels

  • Advising an individual in relation to an on-going FCA insider dealing investigation
  • Advising individuals in the FCA/SFO Libor and FX investigations
  • Advising a number of individuals in relation to FCA compulsory interviews
  • Advising a number of individuals in relation to multi-jurisdictional SFO investigations, often including the involvement of overseas regulators
  • Acting for a number of Chief Constables in relation to allegations of corruption and misconduct in public office and disciplinary issues
  • Advising an individual in relation to an investigation by the OFT and EC involving allegations of alleged cartel activity. 
  • Advising in a case brought by the Italian authorities into allegation of fraud

Public Inquiries

  • Advising clients in connection with the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, led by Hon. Dame Lowell Goddard DNZM
  • Acting for a number of military witnesses in the Baha Mousa Inquiry investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an Iraqi citizen under the care of the Armed Forces

General crime

  • Acting for a high profile individual in an Operation Yewtree investigation in allegations of historic sex abuse
  • Acting for a member of the Armed Forces facing an allegation of rape. The client was acquitted.

 

Published articles and presentations

 

Professional societies and memberships

 

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We have a long track record of defending corruption investigations for individuals. Our expert lawyers can also advise on internal investigations.

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Our experienced lawyers provide strategic and pragmatic advice in complex business crime cases and circumstances.

Cartels, Competition and Price Fixing

Our top ranked cartels team is extremely well placed to provide advice to individuals and companies who are caught up in cartel activity, whether through uncovering the activities internally, or as a result of an investigation.

Corporate Crime

Corporate crime is under the spotlight more now than ever before with an increasing appetite for corporate prosecutions. Our lawyers frequently represent and act for corporate clients in the most complex and fraught situations.

Dawn Raids, Search and Seizure

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Dealing with an Investigation

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Defending an Allegation

Someone has made an allegation against you. What is the first thing you do?

Fraud

When fraud occurs the first steps are critical. Our unparalleled expertise will show you how to act.

Fraud and Financial Crime

Defending complex white collar cases successfully is what we are known for. The firm has the largest team of specialist criminal lawyers in the UK.

Internal Investigations

Corporate clients require sophisticated and sensitive advice when they encounter internal crises which have the potential to escalate.

Investigations

We guide clients through the options before them and give advice on the best course of action to take.

Money Laundering

Whether you have been accused or under investigation, we have advised and defended in a wide range of money laundering related cases.

Mutual Legal Assistance

Robustly defending requests from foreign jurisdictions is not for the faint-hearted, nor for the inexperienced. Our lawyers have unparalleled experience and are recognised leaders in the field.

Witnesses

We act for witnesses at all stages in criminal investigations.

Victims

Our experienced and empathetic lawyers provide legal advice and guidance to individuals and companies who are victims of crime.

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+44 (0)20 7814 1278

cday@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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