Investigations into serious fraud can be long and protracted; and in some cases years can pass before a decision is made as to whether the case proceeds to court. During this time it can be extremely disruptive and the uncertainty can be distressing for your personal and family life as well as your career.
My experience as a Serious Fraud Barrister shows that the decisions suspects make during this investigative process can have a crucial impact on the decision to prosecute, and if a prosecution does indeed take place, it is equally important that the correct tactical decisions take place at an early stage. It is never too early to seek expert legal advice if you are suspected of any type of serious fraud.
I have over 15 years experience in representing clients unfortunate enough to face prosecution in this complex area of criminal law.
Once instructed, I can assist in pulling together a strong defence team tailored specifically to the needs of your case, I also have an excellent relationship with a range of external experts – from accountants to technology specialists to ensure that you have the best possible team proactively working on your defence.
Serious Fraud can cover a variety of allegations in which businesses and individuals can become embroiled.
- Advance fee fraud
- Banking fraud
- Boiler room fraud
- Charity Fraud
- Computer fraud
- Conspiracy to defraud
- Copyright fraud
- Credit card fraud
- False accounting
- Fraudulent investment schemes
- Identity fraud
- Insider dealing
- Insurance and benefit fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Pension fraud
These offences can be investigated by a range of prosecution and investigative agencies, which have increasingly broader investigative powers.
- Economic Crime Units of the Police
- Financial Services Authority (FSA)
- Fraud Prosecution Service (FPS)
- Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
- HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
- Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
- Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
- Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)