Jim Meyer consistently ranks as a leading solicitor for “business crime”, which in this context is used to refer to a criminal offence that is committed by a person (including natural persons and corporations, unincorporated bodies, partnerships, limited liability partnerships and trusts) which is associated with the connection of that person to a business. Note this is to be distinguished from the definition adopted by the National Business Crime Forum, the Home Office, and the National Retail Crime Steering Group which refers more generally to any criminal offence that is committed against (rather than by) such a person. The range of potential liability for such a person is huge but can be broken down into the following broad categories of offences committed under:
- Bribery and corruption legislation;
- Companies and insolvency legislation;
- Health and safety legislation;
- Environmental protection legislation;
- Consumer protection legislation;
- Financial services legislation;
- Money laundering legislation;
- Data protection legislation;
- Tax legislation; and
- Modern slavery legislation.
Jim combines expertise and experience with excellent value for money
Jim’s clients include companies, unincorporated organisations, government departments and charities, as well as company officers (directors and company secretaries), managers and employees referred to Jim by their company’s lawyers for specialist advice and assistance. He is often asked to advise individuals on potential liability that is secondary their company’s, for example when there is an allegation that a company’s offending was caused by a director’s or manager’s consent, connivance, and/or neglect, or it may be to advise more genuinely in relation to an investigating authority’s request for assistance, or a request made compelling the provision of information.
If you, an employee or a client are being asked to speak to a regulatory body or enforcement agency then Jim has the expertise and experience to assist. Much of his work is funded by insurance, but if you do not have such a policy or you wish to seek advice from a lawyer “off-panel” then you will find Jim’s rates reasonable and excellent value for money. He can work for a fixed or graduated fee, or he can charge on a time spent basis; whichever payment scheme suits your circumstances best. The bottom line is that Jim’s clients (or their employers) are provided with a certainty of budget, with no hidden costs or expenses.