We understand the invidious position you find yourself in. The decision as to whether to write off fraud losses or to invest in the cost of instructing lawyers and investigators is very hard, and the answer will depend on the specific circumstances of each case. We are used to working with victims of fraud to set and work to a budget and we constantly review the chances of a successful outcome weighed against the expense in achieving it.
Our considerable experience in pursuing fraud related claims means that we understand the need to act swiftly to provide strategic advice enabling you to trace and freeze stolen assets. We know which of the many tools available in the civil courts will be best suited to enable you to recover your losses effectively and efficiently.
How do I defend my business against a fraud investigation?
The Fraud Act 2006 was drafted with the very clear intention of making it easier for government agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to prosecute individuals and businesses for a variety of fraudulent practices. However, it’s important to understand that a wide range of agencies pursue prosecutions under the Fraud Act 2006, including everyone from the Trading Standards Institute to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
That may go some way to explaining why significant prosecutions under the Fraud Act 2006 are now almost routine to a number of Government agencies, and why the need for defence lawyers with the experience to handle such difficult and complex cases has never been greater.
It’s also worth noting that investigations involving allegations of fraud may continue for many years before ever reaching court, if in fact they ever do. We believe it’s therefore essential that in order to minimise the on-going stress and uncertainty such cases inevitably bring – not to mention helping to mitigate the risk of an unproven fraud case ever reaching a courtroom – you receive expert legal advice from the outset.
Common types of fraud
The most common types of offences we have provided advice, assistance and representation for individuals and businesses include:
- Advance fee fraud
- Boiler room fraud
- Carousel/MTIC/VAT fraud
- Charity fraud
- Conspiracy to defraud and
- conspiracy to commit fraud
- Credit/debit card fraud
- Diversion fraud
- False accounting
- Forgery and counterfeiting
- Fraud against a financial institution
- Fraudulent investment schemes
- Income tax fraud
- Insider dealing and market abuse
- Insurance and benefit fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Pensions fraud
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