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Rhys Novak writes for Solicitors Journal on what legal advisors need to know about dawn raids

In an article for Solicitors Journal, Rhys Novak, Partner, explains how the SFO's intensified use of dawn raids under new leadership signals a robust investigative shift.

The recent surge in dawn raids signifies a clear message from the SFO: it is prepared to flex its muscles and root out wrongdoing using perhaps the most invasive of its tools. Over the past few months, the SFO has conducted as many dawn raids as it did in the preceding three years. This looks rather like a deliberate strategy and underscores the importance for those advising corporates and other organisations to be vigilant and prepared.

So how can practitioners and solicitors best advise clients in the case of a dawn raid, and should they really be concerned?

In the article, Rhys covers:

  • Giving robust legal advice
  • Preparing for dawn raids
  • Practice scenarios
  • A proactive approach

Read the full piece in Solicitors Journal here.

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