Premier Defence, founded by Sohail Bashir, can provide you with the proactive legal advice and representation you need at every stage of a business crime prosecution. Sohail has worked for and with some of the UK's largest and most prestigious criminal law firms. When the stakes are high and your freedom and reputation are on the line, you can trust that Sohail has the commercial and legal expertise and agility to run a successful defence. He is adept at spotting and exploiting weaknesses in the prosecution's case and bringing trials to a swift conclusion.
If you have been arrested or asked to come to the police station to answer questions, please email Sohail immediately:
Sohail has a wealth of experience in advising and representing clients on:
Fraud is when a person uses deception to gain a dishonest advantage. The advantage is often financial. There are several subcategories of fraud, for example, mortgage fraud, benefit fraud, false accounting, and abuse of position to name but a few. Sohail has extensive experience in fraud cases and in-depth knowledge of the Fraud Act 2006 and Theft Act 1968. He can advise and represent you from the initial pre-charge stage to trial and will never give up until he achieves the best result possible.
Serious fraud and SFO prosecutions
SFO prosecutions are highly complex and almost always involve cross-border elements and dealing with international enforcement agencies. However, serious fraud is notoriously hard to prove. Sohail has spent part of his legal career specialising in business law, which means he can bring sharp commercial acumen to the advice he gives in serious fraud cases. He has the experience in UK and international law to robustly advise clients if they are offered a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DFO) and can instruct the country's top King's Counsel and expert witnesses if your case goes to trial.
Bribery and corruption
The UK has some of the broadest bribery and corruption laws in the world; therefore, if you or your organisation are facing prosecution for bribery and corruption offences, you must instruct a Business Crime Solicitor with a wealth of understanding regarding how to defend such cases.
Sohail will fiercely defend you if you have been accused of bribery and corruption. He has an extraordinary knowledge of the Bribery Act 2010 and international bribery laws. A fast operator, he will get to the heart of the prosecution's case against you and build a rock-solid defence.
Being prosecuted for money laundering offences can lead to imprisonment and/or a crushing fine as well as a destroyed personal and professional reputation. Sohail knows the high stakes involved and will use every tactic available to build an unshakable defence. He has extensive experience defending all money laundering defences, including failure to disclose.
The use of cryptocurrency is becoming increasingly common. The Courts in England and Wales have demonstrated in cases such as Jones v Persons Unknown  EWHC 2543 (Comm) and LMN v Bitflyer Holdings Inc  EWHC 2954 (Comm) that they will apply the law flexibly in cases involving cryptocurrency fraud.
Sohail has a comprehensive understanding of cryptoassets and the applicable developing law. You can be confident that he has the commercial and legal knowledge required to provide a robust, persuasive defence in all aspects of the case, including the mitigation and/or removal of any freezing injunctions which may be put in place.
Why choose Sohail?
Sohail is committed to ensuring everyone has access to justice. He never judges clients – his goal is to take away the stress and uncertainty of the situation and tenaciously work to ensure your best interests are protected. He understands the impact being accused of a crime can have on your personal and professional reputation as well as your family. He will therefore keep you updated on how your matter is progressing. You can be confident that Sohail has the experience, commitment, and expertise to provide best-in-class legal advice and representation in all business crime matters.
If you have been arrested or face prosecution for fraud, please email Sohail immediately:
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