Fraud is rising dramatically. The cost of fraud to the UK economy runs into tens of billions of pounds every year and can have a devastating impact on companies and individuals.
If you or your business is caught up in a fraud, immediate action is essential to recover stolen money and prevent reputational damage.
Our rapid response team will act swiftly to identify the scale of the problem, ensure fraudulent activity is shut down and misappropriated assets are traced, safeguarded and recovered.
We will quickly take appropriate action in the civil courts against the perpetrators of the fraud and help victims recover their losses.
We have experience of advising on UK and international fraud litigation including corruption, misrepresentation, misfeasance, deceit, receipt of bribes and secret profits, money laundering, breaches of trust and fiduciary duty.
If there are criminal implications of fraud, we will work closely with our regulatory and serious fraud solicitors and we are experts in advising on reputational and crisis management.
Our civil fraud and asset recovery solicitors have represented both claimants and defendants in complex domestic and international fraud cases across a number of industries including:
- Acting for a company which suspected its financial officer of fraud. We conducted a full internal investigation, including suspect interviews, forensic analysis and securing data recovery. A ‘without notice’ freezing order was granted, all assets were traced throughout the UK and the full loss to the company was secured and recovered
- Acted for alleged ‘de facto’ director defending a claim for a multi-million pound sum brought by liquidators appointed by HMRC
- Acting for directors in relation to fraud, dishonest receipt and dishonest assistance claims in a supply chain fraud. The case included worldwide freezing orders and parallel criminal proceedings in Lichtenstein
- Represented company directors fighting a ‘just an equitable’ winding up claim in the High Court in relation to an investment company