Corruption Lawyers

Edmonds Marshall McMahon’s founding partners have a combined total of 70 years’ experience in criminal justice and the firm offers a novel service to victims of crime – that is, of course, the ability to bring a private prosecution. While the firm investigates and prosecutes the full range of offences under the criminal law, we have particular expertise in bribery and corruption offences. Although the first attempt to legislate on bribery was in 1889, the law on this subject remained complex and confused for much of the twentieth century. Eventually, the Bribery Act 2010 was passed, putting bribery offences on a fresh statutory footing. The Bribery Act 2010 is among the world’s strictest legislation on bribery and, despite its relative newness, we have a wealth of experience in its enforcement.

We are a unique firm made up of former investigators and prosecutors from the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) and other government agencies. As such, we have extensive experience from some of the UK’s leading bribery cases – these include the prosecution of Innospec Ltd and the investigation of Rolls-Royce PLC, which led to a record breaking Deferred Prosecution Agreement between the manufacturer and SFO in 2017. Our work in this area has also led to us being instructed by foreign governments to assist in their fight against corruption. Therefore, we now have a wealth of experience in complex, multi-jurisdictional, anti-corruption prosecutions.

With the assistance of our dedicated investigations team, we work tirelessly to gather the best evidence to take cases forward. We do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to prosecuting offences and pride ourselves on our imaginative approach to cases, which yields exceptional results for our clients.

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