Cartel & Illegal Price Fixing

Cartel illegal price fixing
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If you’re accused of cartel or illegal price fixing allegations, having the right legal advice and guidance is crucial to clearing your name. Cartwright King’s specialist solicitors have a proven track record in helping clients avoid a cartel and illegal price fixing sentence, while protecting their financial future.

Get in touch now to speak to a specialist fraud solicitor.

How Cartwright King can help you

Cartel and illegal price fixing allegations can damage your personal reputation and destroy the public image of your company. With so much at stake, experienced legal guidance counts when it comes to navigating the complexities of your case. Cartwright King gives you access to the legal advice regarding:

  • Allegations of bid-rigging
  • Accusations of dividing markets between parties
  • Allegations of limiting or preventing the supply of products among others
  • Accusations of involvement in a price fixing ring
  • Allegations of sharing commercially sensitive information
  • Insider trading accusations

Our Advocacy Services

Our advocacy services provides you consistent and reliable legal representation, at any stage of your case.

We can provide legal representation from initial arrest at the police stationthrough to the Higher Courts. When needed most, our experienced solicitors can advocate for you, guiding you through your legal proceedings.

Get to know the corporate and financial and criminal defence team.

Benefit from a free, initial telephone conversation

If you suspect you will face investigation, or you’re already under investigation for cartel and illegal price fixing, having the right legal representation can make all the difference when it comes to clearing your name. 

Starting with a free initial phone discussion, Cartwright King can take instructions for your case, anywhere across the UK. 

There’s no substitute for speaking to a specialist fraud solicitor when you’re facing cartel and illegal price fixing allegations or charges. For immediate action, call us on 03458 941 622 or email us for your free* initial discussion. 

For out of hours 24 hour emergency solicitors, follow the link here.

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Agree how you want to proceed

*Please be aware that this is a ‘get to know you’ call and therefore, our solicitors will not provide legal advice at this point.

Why Choose Cartwright King’s Cartel and Price Fixing Defence Solicitors?

We know that allegations of cartel and illegal price fixing not only affect you, but impact your family and your financial future. Our commitment is to defend your legal rights and ensure fair treatment throughout your case.

When needed most, we will be there to offer expert legal advice and sure guidance. We are a trusted, Legal 500 law firm with industry leading defence solicitors, experienced in handling complex fraud cases.

Frequently asked questions.

What is price fixing?

Price fixing is often deemed to be taking place when businesses, who are normally in competition against each other, agree to raise, lower or fix prices as part of a competitive agreement. Therefore, this behaviour is something that goes against anti-trust and anti-competition laws.

Why is price fixing against the law?

Price fixing is considered detrimental to consumers, while going against anti-competition and anti-trust laws. Consumers tend to face higher prices as a result of price fixing.

What are cartels?

Cartels are businesses that collude to fix prices, bid-rig or divide the market up between them or share commercially sensitive information. Business cartels are illegal because they contravene anti-trust and competition laws.

What is insider trading?

Insider trading is often an individual who uses their ‘inside knowledge’ to abuse or manipulate the market. As a result, price fixing is often a result of insider trading. Insider trading is illegal under the Criminal Justice Act 1993.

What sentence could I face?

If convicted of involvement in a cartel and illegal price fixing, you could face a hefty fine or up to five years in prison, plus disqualification from being a company director.

Legal Fees

Cartwright King acts on a private fee paying basis for cartel and price fixing cases. However, you may be entitled to Legal Aid through your company’s insurance policy. We can advise you if you are eligible for Legal Aid, and if you do qualify, we can apply for funding on your behalf.

To ensure that you get value for money, we will always advise you of your likely legal costs and we can arrange payment plans.

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