Blackmail and Extortion

Our criminal law team includes specialists in all areas of criminal investigations and police station advice.  Our reputation is based on over 75 years of providing quality advice and representation to our clients, protecting their rights and interests, holding the police to account and striving for the best result.  

Our size and breadth of experience explains why we were named Firm of the Year: Crime, Fraud and Licensing 2015 by Legal 500. Our experience allows us to tailor your representation to your specific needs combining our regulatory, civil and criminal expertise to find a solution to your problem.

Allegations of blackmail or extortion made as a result of perceived threats and intimidation can lead to a great deal of alarm and distress irrespective of whether you are the alleged perpetrator or the victim.  Should you find yourself the victim of extortion or are accused of making threatening communications towards someone, you should seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity. We can advise on the nature of the communications and assess whether they actually amount to blackmail.  By getting involved at the beginning, we are often able to deal with the matter quickly and discreetly, dispensing with the need for the police to be notified and criminal proceedings brought.

If the matter has already been notified to the police, we will ensure that we have all the information necessary to advise you on the best course of action from responding to police enquiries to providing detailed strategic and pragmatic advice on how to manage the allegation.  We work closely with our Dispute Resolution team.

Kingsley Napley is ranked in Band 1 for General Crime by both Chambers  and Partners and Legal 500.

"The ‘first-rate’ team at Kingsley Napley LLP is ‘efficient, strategic, committed and able to handle the most complex of criminal cases as well as more general crime cases’. It advises corporations and individuals on sexual offences, violent crimes, drug offences, firearms offences, extradition and high-profile matters with an international element."

Legal 500 UK 2019 

"They very much embrace the need to look at the whole situation; they look at the media exposure - for people in the public eye and for a particular type of high net worth individual, that's very important and I've seen them handle that side of things very well. They're one of those few firms that would give clients a genuine round-the-clock service, seven days a week"

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018

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