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. Our experienced Serious Fraud Solicitors are efficient and effective. We’ll  scrutinise the evidence against you closely and do everything we can to clear you of wrongdoing.

To speak to a specialist Serious Fraud Lawyer, get in touch with Cartwright King now.

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 you will need. We can help with:

  • 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

Unique advocacy services

Our unique advocacy services give you constant and consistent legal representation. Cartwright King can represent you at every stage of your case, giving you reliable, professional and effective legal guidance whenever and wherever you need us.

We can provide legal representation from the police station through to the Higher Courts. When you need us most, we will be there with the legal know-how and calm head to guide you through your case.

Benefit from a free, initial telephone conversation

If you suspect that you’re going to be investigated, or you’re already under investigation for cartel and price fixing crimes, you can benefit from a free, initial telephone call with a Cartwright King Serious Fraud Lawyer.

Early intervention is often key to your defence in such cases, which is why there’s no substitute for speaking to a specialist solicitor.

For immediate action, call us or email us for your free* initial discussion. 

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 no advice will be given.

Why choose Cartwright King cartel and price fixing defence solicitors?

We listen, we understand and we care about what happens to you. We know that allegations of cartel and price fixing crimes can tarnish your personal reputation, destroy your business, ruin your career and affect your future prospects. 

That’s why we’re committed to defending your legal rights and ensuring that you’re treated fairly throughout your case. When you need us most, we’ll be there to offer sound, sensible legal advice and sure guidance.  

We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you defence counsel that you can count on, no matter how complex your case.

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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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. 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. 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.

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