Fulcrum has a strong commitment to its Corporate Social Responsibility and works on various projects with local communities, charities, and organisations.

Some of our recent projects include:

STRIVE Consultants

We are proud to work with Strive Consultants, a diversity and social mobility initiative which is committed to making a career in the legal profession more inclusive and accessible, and which views the definition of diversity as extending beyond the confines of race and gender to include disability, individual personal circumstances, educational backgrounds, and socio-economic status.

The organisation is passionate about addressing the imbalance of diversity in City Law, identifying and nurturing potential, and ensuring that there is an equal playing field. Our most recent collaboration, a webinar on Demystifying White Collar Crime, was a great success and gave students an insight into a career in the practice area.

Ark Globe Academy

Fulcrum hosted a workshop at its offices as part of Ark Globe Academy’s Future’s Week, in which students were given an insight into the legal profession, the opportunity to interact with our lawyers, and to debate a topical legal issue.

The Social Mobility Foundation

The Social Mobility Foundation is a charity which aims to improve the social mobility of young people. A number of Fulcrum’s lawyers act as mentors to students from underprivileged backgrounds seeking a career in law, offering advice on the drafting of personal statements, university and job applications, and interview practice.

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Frequently asked questions

Genuine Expertise: We have been, and continue to be, involved in many of the most significant and high profile international white-collar crime and regulatory investigations of the last decade. We have acted for, and currently act for, governments, listed multinationals, top-tier banks, and C-suite executives.

Vertically Integrated: We provide everything from initial due diligence and compliance advice through to acting as trial counsel for companies and executives facing prosecution.

Bespoke: We build the right team to suit the specific needs of our clients on a case-by-case basis.

International: We work where our clients work and have real, on-the ground experience in over 20 jurisdictions across the globe, including conducting long-running projects with teams based within our clients’ offices, and have conducted effective, technology driven remote investigations in relation to dozens of others.

Conflict-free: The exclusive and specialised nature of our practice means we are generally conflict-free.

Flexible Fee Structures: Our years of experience operating on fixed fee and flexible pricing models means that our clients benefit from transparency, certainty and the ability to budget regardless of the complexity or size of the matter.

We pride ourselves on being able to deliver flexible, tailored pricing models to suit our clients’ businesses. Some clients prefer hourly rates, but much of our work is also undertaken on a fixed fee basis, so that our clients can benefit from transparency, certainty, and the ability to budget, regardless of the complexity or size of the instruction.

None of our lawyers have billable hour targets because we don’t believe that this delivers the best efficiencies, service, or value for our clients. We believe that the most important thing we can deliver to our clients is the quality of our advice and not just the number of hours that our lawyers work.

We are based on London but we operate across the Globe. We work wherever our clients need us to work and have significant experience of overseas investigations and litigation. Almost all of our work involves international elements. More details of our international work can be found here.

Our origins are at the English Bar, having been founded by two barristers (David Williams QC and Ivan Pearce) and the ‘Chambers’ in our full name is a nod to this history (which you can read more about here). Whilst we continue to employ a number of barristers, we are not a Chambers or ’Set’; instead we are regulated by the SRA and now employ solicitors, investigators, compliance experts, and other professionals, alongside our barristers. This means that we are perfectly positioned to assist our clients with every aspect of their compliance, investigations, defence, and disputes needs. Most people now know us simply as Fulcrum.

Fulcrum Diligence is our sister company who specialise in delivering due diligence reports and training, and advice on Counter-Party (or Third-Party) due diligence systems and controls.

The two companies often work together on a variety of matters including internal investigations and compliance.

You can learn more about our due diligence offering and Fulcrum Diligence here.

The practice areas and sectors listed on our website are illustrative of the type of work we do, and the sectors we operate in, but they are not exclusive.

If you are seeking assistance in relation to compliance, investigations, white-collar or regulatory criminal defence, or disputes, it is likely that we will be able to help.

Please do contact us.

Yes. Most of our work is for international clients or clients with a significant presence overseas.

The nature of modern commerce means that transactions often cross borders and involve multiple jurisdictions. The first, important step, is to understand which jurisdictions’ laws and regulations are applicable. We can advise on that.

Criminal law is becoming increasingly extra-territorial in its reach and you might fall within its jurisdiction in circumstances that may surprise you. The jurisdictional reach of the bribery offences under the UK Bribery Act, for example, extends to offences that are committed or partly committed in the United Kingdom and offences committed abroad by persons with a close connection to the United Kingdom.

We also work closely with carefully selected partners across the Globe whom we can call upon at a moment’s notice to advise on matters of foreign law and procedure.

Yes. As well as acting for corporates, we frequently represent and advise individuals who find themselves subject to document requests, questions, or interviews by regulators, prosecutors, or other government agencies. In recent years we have represented senior executives in some of the most high profile SFO investigations, including Rolls Royce and Rio Tinto.

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