Neil Swift is a Partner in the business crime department at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP. He qualified in 1999 and became a Partner in 2010. He has a broad range of experience in the fraud area, advising individual and corporate clients in relation to investigations and prosecutions by all major law enforcement bodies, including in particular the Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue & Customs, and the Office of Fair Trading (now Competition and Markets Authority).
Neil has particular expertise in corruption inquiries, mutual legal assistance, cartel matters and tax delinquency, as well as investigations by regulators, including the Financial Conduct Authority. He also advises professional firms on their interaction with law enforcement. Much of Neil’s work involves him advising as part of multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary teams of professionals.
Neil’s current and recent case load includes a number of high-profile corruption cases, representing both company directors and companies in relation to enquiries being conducted by the SFO, often in conjunction with overseas law enforcement, particularly the US Department of Justice. Neil assisted the GC100 in their representations to the government at the committee stage of the Bribery Act. He was also a contributing author to ‘Blackstone’s Guide to the Bribery Act 2010’ and is a regular speaker on corruption, fraud and money laundering, both here and overseas. Neil’s FCA practice encompasses both individual and corporate clients.