Considered to be ‘always calm in a crisis’ and ‘extremely experienced in the criminal enforcement regimes’ (The Legal 500, 2015), James Carlton is a partner at Fox Williams LLP specialising in all areas of business crime and regulation.
James has been instructed in a number of the largest and most complex white-collar investigations and prosecutions brought by the UK regulatory and prosecuting authorities, including the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority, relating to, among other things, allegations of fraud, money laundering, insider dealing, market abuse, bribery and corruption. Increasingly these have significant international dimensions and considerations.
James also has great expertise in the conduct of public inquiries. He has been instructed by interested parties in a large number of the most high-profile public inquiries, including, among others, BSE, The Marchioness, Leveson, Pollard and Victoria Climbié.
He has been instructed on a number of complex and cross-border regulatory investigations for senior executives. He has also been instructed in relation to the regulatory investigations into the manipulation of LIBOR, EURIBOR and FX. He has extensive experience of high-profile corporate investigations involving complex issues of financial crime; bribery and corruption; employee fraud and significant acts of dishonesty.