Page 1

Business Defence The protection your business deserves

Because you never know when it might rain

At your service The last ten years have seen a vast increase in criminal legislation which directly affects business and greatly increases the risk of criminal investigation and prosecution.

When problems do arise the survival of your business and even your own personal liberty could well depend on your choice of representation. Our business defence team combines our extensive experience of commercial law with our acknowledged expertise in criminal law and gives us a unique ability to assist businesses in times of trouble.

Our Work

We can offer advice and representation in many areas including: Fraud and White Collar Crime

HM Revenue and Customs Health and Safety Environmental Law Trading Standards Corporate Manslaughter Food and Product Defects

DBERR and Directors Duty Local Authority Investigations and Prosecutions Inquests and Public Enquires. Transport and road traffic law Police investigations

both in the Magistrates Court and at the Crown Court through our team of specialist Court advocates. We will also advise on and where appropriate seek to challenge any statutory notices served upon you that try to restrict the way your business operates We also offer advice and training to businesses on how best to avoid falling foul of the criminal law.

Our Reputation

We pride ourselves on a no nonsense approach and are committed to working fearlessly to ensure that your case is brought to a successful and speedy conclusion. We are retained by a wide and diverse client base ranging from small privately owned businesses to multinational corporations. We are a legal 500 firm and one of a select number of firms approved to undertake very high cost cases on behalf of the Legal Service Commission. Over the years, we have developed a formidable reputation for defending the interests of our clients. If you would like more information about the work of our business defence department or would like to discuss an issue with us please contact Kevin McGrath the head of our business defence team

Our team

We offer a team of specialist Lawyers led by partners Kevin McGrath and Andrew Oldroyd, who have over 30 years experience between them in defending businesses against prosecutions. We are available at a moment’s notice to attend with you during any investigation at your business premises and advise and assist you during any formal interviews at the police station or elsewhere. If it becomes necessary we can represent you throughout any court proceedings

Contact Kevin McGrath Partner 0116 255 6292


25 Wardwick Derby DE1 1HA


10 Pocklingtons Walk Leicester LE1 6BN

Stoke on Trent

88/90 The Strand Longton Stoke on Trent Staffordshire ST3 2PB

Burton upon Trent

158 High Street Burton upon Trent Staffordshire DE14 1JE


22 High Street Swadlincote Derbyshire DE11 8HY

T: 01332 225 225 F: 01332 225 303 e:

T: 0116 255 6292 F: 0116 255 6294 e:

T: 01782 324 454 F: 01782 332 448 e:

T: 01283 742 020 F: 01283 742 040 e:

T: 01283 226 444 F: 01283 550 319 e:

Business Defence brochure  

Outlining the service offered by Smith Partnership in relation to business and corporate defence