Corporate Defence Solicitors

Business Defence Solicitors

In your corner…


With unrivalled experience in both commercial and criminal law, it is no wonder that our business defence team has been recognised by the Legal 500 as a ‘leading team’ and a ‘very professional team’.

When your business is facing an investigation or prosecution, your livelihood and even freedom could be on the line, so you need a legal team that is firmly in your corner.

Here at Smith Partnership, our defence services team fearlessly protect your interests, working to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

Supporting clients at all times, a member of the team will 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, a member of the team can represent you during any court proceedings through our team of specialist advocates.

On hand to support you and your business through those trying times, our specialist skills include offering advice and representation on areas including:

  • Fraud
  • Prosecution of a director 
  • Breach of director’s duties
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Trading Standards
  • Corporate manslaughter
  • Inquests and public inquiries
  • Fire safety and health & safety
  • Food and product defects
  • Local authority investigations and prosecutions

Our broad range of legal knowledge and expertise in both commercial law and criminal law ensure that, whatever issue you are facing, from false accounting to tax evasion or implementing health & safety practices, we can help. As a result, the team is described in the Legal 500 as:

"(...) 'nothing short of excellent and brilliant at delivering a great quality service’. Its recent caseload includes a wide variety of work including corruption, conspiracy to commit fraud, VAT fraud and benefits fraud. As the team is part of a full-service firm, it is able to leverage the firm’s expertise in other departments such as property, corporate and commercial or employment in order to advise on issues arising as a consequence of facing a fraud case. ‘Straight-talking’ practice head Kevin McGrath ‘has a calm, methodical and reassuring approach’ and is especially noted for ‘his ability to understand complex tax issues’. (...)”

To find out more and to discuss your specific requirements, contact us.

The Team


Our team of experienced business defence solicitors offers exceptional legal guidance to commercial organisations of all shapes and sizes. The team includes:

  • Kevin McGrath
    Kevin McGrath
    Managing Partner, Head of Business Defence
  • Neil O'Driscoll
    Neil O'Driscoll
  • Beth McGovern
    Beth McGovern
  • Andrew Oldroyd
    Andrew Oldroyd

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