Defending an allegation

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

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"They are determined to do the best for their clients at all times and leave absolutely no stone unturned. It is a brilliant defence firm."

Accusations of wrongdoing require strategic and timely advice.  We provide that advice to individuals, organisations, corporates and public bodies.

Early advice may enable us to prevent arrests or resolve an investigation quickly and discreetly.  The steps taken immediately following an allegation can dictate how well you are able to defend it later, if it develops.

Allegations can span a variety of regulators, national jurisdictions and legal disciplines and can often be conducted in conjunction with overseas investigators. The way in which a person or business responds to a request from a foreign jurisdiction may have profound consequences and it is crucial that you get specialist advice. 

We can provide you with the appropriate specialist advice in connection with any allegation you are facing.

Stephen Parkinson

Public Law

Criminal Litigation

Inquiries and Investigations

Senior Partner

Richard Foss

Dispute Resolution

Partner and Head of Department


Students and Universities

We are experts in disciplinary and fitness to practise investigations conducted by Universities, as well as in the associated areas of safeguarding and the application of the Equality Act 2010.

Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace

We advise organisations and individuals dealing with sexual misconduct in the workplace.

Prevention of Illegal Working

We advise on setting up fully compliant systems, policies and processes to prevent illegal working, and we can carry out compliance audits.


When an individual or company is faced with a criminal or regulatory investigation we manage every step of the process.

Reputation and Media

Protecting our clients’ reputation and maintaining control when they are the subject of media scrutiny is what we do.

Commercial and Contract Disputes

Corporate disputes can be stressful, disruptive and damaging. We provide tactical and strategic advice to businesses and individuals.

Fraud - Defendants

We have developed tried and tested strategies to enable us to work with you to discharge injunctions and to defeat fraud allegations.

Sexual Offences

We deal with the highest profile and most sensitive cases, providing expert advice and support to both individuals and companies.

White Collar and Financial Crime

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

Police Station Representation and Advice

Our team includes specialist police station advisers. We are proactive in achieving the best outcomes for our clients.

Domestic Abuse and Harassment

We are experienced in dealing with matters of harassment and domestic abuse arising in the context of a family dispute and can bring in support from colleagues in our criminal team if needed.

Defending Accountants and Accountancy Firms

We have experience of defending and prosecuting in regulatory prosecutions. Our approach to advising clients is both orchestrated and seamless.

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