Criminal Fraud Barrister London
Those facing charges of criminal fraud risk serious personal and professional consequences. The UK government, Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and Her Majesties Revenue & Customs (HMRC) department are all committed to stamping out criminal fraud and prosecuting those who perpetrate it. However, in doing so, innocent people can become caught up in prosecution. Regardless of your role, everyone is entitled to an expert criminal defence. Listed in the Legal 500 as a barrister in the field of fraud, I will advise and defend you should you face allegations of criminal fraud and white-collar crime.
As a criminal fraud barrister with over 15 years’ experience, I regularly act in high profile cases both in London and around the country, as well as those with an international component. My clients range from those who are accused of minor fraud, to those who are believed to be part of international criminal gangs, who are accused of offences valued in the millions of pounds.
I make your problem my own, and my contacts and expertise mean many client’s cases are swiftly concluded, without them ever having to attend court. If appearing in court is inevitable, my style is vigorous, having full command of the facts, and preparing a strong, direct defence in your best interests.
“Tanveer Qureshi, I found to be a very professional and competent barrister very impressed with his work ethic and will recommend him in a heartbeat.”
What is fraud?
Fraud is defined as an intentionally deceptive act or acts designed to provide the perpetrator with an unlawful gain, or to deny a right to a victim. It can include false accounting, fraud by abuse of position, failure to disclose information, false representation, fraudulent trading, along with many other examples. I have extensive experience in defending all types of criminal fraud. What sets me apart from other barristers is my commercial acumen – I understand business and use this knowledge when constructing a persuasive defence.
My Approach to Serious Fraud Defence
Typically, criminal fraud cases are prosecuted by the SFO, the fraud division of the Crown Prosecution Service (the “CPS”) or FCA.
I provide a comprehensive, high-quality service from start to finish. Because I work so closely with clients, I care about not only them, but their families as well, who are often the silent victims of a criminal trial.
At the outset, I will create a strategy which includes limiting potential reputational damage. The outcome of criminal fraud prosecutions can turn on careful tactical considerations. Because I am often involved from the initial regulatory investigation stage of any potential prosecution, I will have a deep understanding of the prosecution’s motives having analysed their disclosure documents meticulously to spot any flaws in their case which can be used to my client’s advantage.
I have extensive experience defending allegations of mortgage fraud, advance fee fraud, land banking fraud, price ramping, internet fraud (including piracy), insider dealing, MTIC/carousel frauds, false accounting, fraudulent trading, and cheating the revenue.
Contrary to the Attorney-General’s guidelines, defendants often stand trial for the common law offence of conspiracy to defraud instead of, or as well as, substantive offences under statutes such as the Fraud Act 2006, the Bribery Act 2010, and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Serious fraud cases will often also include allegations of money laundering under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
I can also advise and represent individuals or companies facing allegations of fraud in the High Court. Typically, this will be either civil recovery proceedings brought by the National Crime Agency (“NCA”), an application by the Secretary of State to wind up a company in the public interest, or a civil claim for fraud brought by an individual or private institution such as a bank.
What I will provide as your criminal fraud defence barrister
My clients and their families benefit from not only my expertise, hard work, and commitment to their case, they are also confident they will receive:
- Expert legal advice regarding money laundering regulations and financial regulatory issues.
- Advice in connection with potential personal liability for fraud and money laundering offences.
- Advice and representation in proceedings for money laundering and fraud-related offences.
- In-depth analysis and scrutiny of the evidence relied upon by prosecuting agencies.
- A no-nonsense, jargon-free explanation of the legal issues in your case.
- Advice on how to plea.
- First class advocacy services.
- Applications to dismiss charges where appropriate.
- Reliable advice and expert representation in applications for bail including the removal or variation of conditions.
- Expert advice on matters ancillary to any prosecution including abuse of process.
- Advice and representation in relation to any restraint order obtained by the Crown.
- The preparation of documentary and other evidence in support of your defence case.
- The provision of quality expert witnesses to assist with the presentation of forensic and medical evidence.
- An experienced team who will conduct negotiated settlements with prosecuting authorities
Whether you instruct me directly, or through your Solicitor, you can be assured I will be on your side, ensuring your best interests are protected, not only in terms of the case, but regarding any media interest, throughout the whole lifecycle of your matter. I will leave no stone unturned to provide you with a direct and robust defence and am adept at succeeding in high-pressure situations.
To discuss how I can directly advise and represent you in a criminal fraud matter, please contact me on 07487 550 525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Always well prepared.”
“He, in my opinion, is a master tactician and grasps the most pertinent aspects of a case immediately which is of great help to his solicitors and clients alike.”
“Tanveer is a knowledgeable barrister and gets results.”
Awards & Associations
Tanveer has received several awards and is associated with many of the top legal institutions.
Criminal Fraud Lawyer
Why you should choose Tanveer:
- Over 20 years of experience
- Competitive prices
- Professional service
- Widely recognised and awarded
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