Caroline Black


Caroline Black is a criminal defence and investigations lawyer focused on cross border regulatory or internal investigations. She advises organizations, boards and audit committees on conducting investigations and interacting with relevant national authorities, including the UK Serious Fraud Office, H.M. Revenue & Customs and the police (and their overseas equivalents). Ms. Black focuses her practice on the investigation and defence of business crimes, particularly matters involving corruption, money laundering, fraud and tax concerns. She has practical experience of advising clients on how to manage raids on corporate and personal premises and how to respond to and defend criminal or regulatory prosecution (including during interviews under caution and subsequent proceedings).

Ms. Black uses her experience of investigating and defending organizations to maintain an active compliance and advisory practice. She assists national and international organizations to recognize corruption and financial crime risks within their businesses, and to design and implement effective compliance measures.

She provides interactive and enjoyable client training on the UK Bribery Act 2010 (“the Act”), dealing with regulatory raids and on conducting investigations. She is also a frequent presenter of Dechert’s innovative corporate training film: A Price Worth Paying?, and helped create Dechert’s online employee tool Dechert Comprehend.

Ms. Black is recognized as a “Rising Star” in this year’s London Superlawyer’s publication and has received awards for training and management. She was also included in the 2015 edition of Global Investigations Review’s “Women in Investigations” profile that highlights 100 remarkable women from around the world for their accomplishments in this area of law.

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Year Qualified



Nottingham Law School, LPC, 2000
University of Birmingham, LL.B.


Fraud Lawyers Association
Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association
Female Fraud Forum