Our Services
Corporate and Financial Crime
Working across jurisdictions on all areas of corporate and financial crime, we regularly advise on issues such as fraud, bribery and corruption, economic sanctions and money laundering.
Our partner-led ethos has seen us act successfully in many of the country’s highest profile cases – including taking instructions from governments to defend international criminal allegations.

Bribery and Corruption
We provide strategic legal advice to multinationals, individuals (both in the UK and overseas), at all stages of an investigation, as well as in the defence of criminal proceedings where prosecution is inevitable. We also regularly advise on multi-jurisdictional issues across anti-bribery and corruption compliance requirements, involving both international and domestic legislation, regulators and enforcement bodies.
Cartels and Price Fixing
Our team members have years of experience advising in investigations and prosecutions for cartel and price fixing offences. Our practice draws heavily on our wider business crime and international expertise, coordinating with overseas legal teams to respond swiftly and effectively to such investigations.
Cyber Crime
Cyber crime is becoming increasingly sophisticated and international in nature, posing a greater risk to corporations, their data and their reputation. With our specialist advice, clients can respond quickly to any breach to mitigate the impact on their business.
Extradition and MLA
PCB Byrne has extensive experience representing high-profile individuals facing extradition, often in politically-sensitive matters. While our dedicated MLA team regularly advises clients who may be suspects, or simply witnesses, in transnational criminal cases.
Money Laundering
With compliance and disclosure requirements under anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing varying between jurisdictions, it’s essential to engage a firm with international expertise. At PCB Byrne, we’re experienced navigating cross-border issues for global clients.
Sanctions and Export Controls
Domestic and international sanction regimes are fast-evolving and navigating this moving landscape takes global expertise. Our team of specialists regularly advises clients on their possible exposure, putting in place the proactive strategies to prevent breaches before they happen.
Serious Fraud
Our criminal fraud team is regarded as one of the market leaders. We pride ourselves on our pragmatic and proactive approach, as we draw on all of our expertise and experience to get our clients operating on the ‘front foot’.
Tax and Revenue Investigations
We’re highly experienced in defending HMRC criminal investigations and Code of Practice 9 civil investigations. We regularly advise on Code of Practice 9 interviews and work alongside tax accountants who negotiate settlement agreements.
‘Matthew Frankland is a pleasure to work with; tactically astute, he brings his wealth of experience to bear in all his cases.’
Legal 500
‘Michael Potts possesses excellent judgement and applies sound strategic thinking to cases.’
Legal 500
‘Sara Teasdale is stand out; practical, smart and someone you want on your side if the chips are down.’
Legal 500
‘Emma Brooks is a clever, determined and savvy solicitor who is a future heavyweight of the criminal fraud world.’
Legal 500
Civil Fraud and Commercial Dispute Services
Asset Recovery and Enforcement
We have decades of expertise working across complex international fraud and asset recovery cases – delivering creative solutions, at pace.
All Asset Recovery and Enforcement Services
Civil Fraud
Regarded as a leader in the civil fraud space, our team is experienced representing both claimants and defendants in all areas of fraud litigation.
All Civil Fraud Services
Commercial Litigation
We have a wealth of experience in dealing with high-value, complex and heavily contested commercial litigation cases – often against large City and international firms.
All Commercial Litigation Services
Insolvency and Restructuring
With wide-ranging experience acting for corporations and individuals alike, members of the PCB Byrne team have dealt with some of the largest insolvency cases to reach the English Courts.
All Insolvency and Restructuring Services
International Arbitration
We have worked with clients from around the world, who seek us out for our outcome-driven approach and pragmatic advice. We ensure every case is tailored to meet the needs of each client – often leaning on our litigation colleagues to support arbitration proceedings, for example in the case of interim relief applications.
All International Arbitration Services
Business Crime and Regulatory Services
Asset Seizure and Forfeiture
With one of the most experienced teams in the country, we routinely tackle asset seizure and forfeiture investigations for a wide range of clients. We have established a number of legal precedents in this space, and have become the go-to firm for proactive, expert advice.
All Asset Seizure and Forfeiture Services
Corporate Investigations
With extensive disputes experience behind us, we offer the strategic advice to address all legal, procedural, operational and reputational aspects of any corporate investigation.
All Corporate Investigations Services
Regulatory and Disciplinary
Whether clients are facing investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Dental Practice Board, we bring a wealth of international experience across regulatory and compliance enquiries.
All Regulatory and Disciplinary Services
Serious and General Crime
We bring our criminal defence expertise to bear across a range of general crime issues, from theft and fraud to sexual and violent offences.
All Serious and General Crime Services