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Bribery & Corruption

The Bribery Act 2010 came into force in 2011 and affects all UK businesses and organisations where a bribe is paid between two individuals or there is bribery involving foreign public officials.

Hodge Jones & Allen has a wealth of experience defending clients accused of bribery and corruption allegations. Our serious fraud solicitors have drafted anti-bribery compliance procedures and provide training seminars on the Bribery Act.

Our solicitors have a fearsome reputation for robustly challenging investigations by the Serious Fraud Office and the City of London police. We understand that serious accusations of this kind can put you under enormous strain. You will find our solicitors to be friendly, approachable and highly professional. We always go the extra mile for our clients and we will be at your side to provide advice throughout your case.

This is a highly complex area of law and penalties for an offence can be a hefty fine or even imprisonment. We have represented a range of clients from individuals to companies.


Raj Chada is an expert on bribery and corruption and is currently co-writing a book on bribery law. He represented defendants in the high profile BAE corruption enquiry, as well as several on-going Serious Fraud Office investigations.

Raj Chada represented the Managing Director of a company supplying IT contractors to an international law firm. It was alleged that the IT Director within the law firm conspired to give preferential treatment, and in turn contracts, to our client and others. The value of the alleged fraud ran into millions of pounds.

Raj Chada is representing a client accused of conspiracy to bribe public officials in Nigeria. It is alleged that the bribes were in excess of £1million. Our client is in South America and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is seeking his return to the UK. We have been representing our client in relation to SFO enquiries and defending our client to avoid extradition.

Raj Chada represented a senior executive during the BAE bribery investigation.

Raj Chada represented a senior employee who allegedly received bribes whilst working for a major FTSE company.

Phone Hacking

Hacking into voicemail messages on mobile phones is covered by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) 2000. This makes it an offence for anyone to intercept calls, with the exception of members of the police or security services acting with a Secretary of State’s warrant. Phone hacking hit the headlines following widespread allegations of voicemail messages being intercepted by journalists and investigators working for media organisations.

Our Serious Fraud Solicitors are backed by nearly four decades of experience with Bribery and Corruption cases. Our legal practice and team of Serious Fraud Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving the best possible results. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.