Lawrence Graham expands litigation with new group

Lawrence Graham has added a dedicated corporate governance arm to its litigation practice.

The team, which will operated under the moniker LG corporate investigations, is headed by the firm’s fraud specialist, Andrew Witts, will advise on a wide range of law, including white collar crime, health and safety, and environment.

The move follows continuing growth in legislation aimed at improving companies’ treatment of employees and shareholders, and placing tougher penalties on directors who breach the Companies Act and competition legislation.

Witts, who joined Lawrence Graham in 2001, will bring his experience of acting in large-scale fraud investigations, including for Polly Peck’s administrators and for the Cayman Island and English liquidators of BCCI, to his new role.