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Stewarts Solicitors

Expert solicitors throughout Northern Ireland

Business Defence

Facing a criminal prosecution can be extremely traumatic and, potentially, devastating to your business or livelihood.

The sentencing powers for courts dealing with regulatory prosecution cases have increased over recent years, and most offences now carry significant fines and the potential for imprisonment of Directors. In some cases such as environmental prosecutions, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency may apply for a confiscation order to recover the “proceeds of crime” which can have devastating consequences.

If your business finds itself facing an investigation or prosecution you need to act quickly to limit both the financial and reputational impact. You need the support of expert solicitors and barristers to guide you through the process and protect the interests of you and your company.

We will work closely with you to understand your business and the issues you are facing. In the initial stages of an investigation we can represent you at the PACE. However, where criminal proceedings are unavoidable, we can represent you in the Magistrates or Crown Court and ensure that the proceedings have the minimum impact upon you and your business.

In particular, we can help you or your business with:

  • Commercial Driving Offences
  • Bribery & Corruption
  • Corporate Manslaughter
  • Environmental Prosecutions
  • Trading Standards
  • Health & Safety
  • Food Hygiene & Safety
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