MSB launches new department in response to industry demand

Liverpool-based MSB Solicitors has appointed an expert with more than two decades of experience, to head up its new Private Prosecutions department.

MSB is the first law firm in the country to have access to a ground breaking ethical funding model that is designed specifically to help open up access to justice for businesses, shareholders and associated professionals who have become the victims of fraud.

The new service has been designed in response to the criticisms made against the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), police and Action Fraud for their failure to prosecute in these circumstances.

Despite an increase in the number of crimes which damage corporate brand identity, Government is reluctant to pursue such criminal acts. Fraud, offences in relation to brand protection, and cybercrime, have increased significantly, with reports suggesting that fraud now costs the UK economy as much as £190 billion a year. This has resulted in numerous private prosecutions being brought by businesses and individuals unable to access justice where the police and other criminal enforcement agencies have taken no action.

Emma Carey, managing partner at MSB, added:


At MSB, we are incredibly passionate about ensuring that we can build on and develop our offer as a city region. As a firm, we never stand still and recognise that the law must change in order to meet the needs of an ever-changing society. That’s why we have taken action to create this new offer and change our services, in response to the increasing demand that we are seeing.

It is often assumed that private prosecutions are limited to London firms, but we feel strongly that we have a responsibility to do all we can to provide the services that are needed not just here in the Liverpool City Region, but across the country. By bringing experts like Jeremy into the team, we can help increase our national reach and provide our clients with a service that would not otherwise be available outside of the Capital.