Trusted experts in civil fraud defence
Our team of fraud defence lawyers has decades of experience, market-leading expertise and reputation defending individuals and corporates from all varieties of civil fraud allegations.
We fight to protect our clients, their businesses, and reputations from the serious and sensitive impact of allegations of dishonesty, deceit, misrepresentation, conspiracy, and breaches of fiduciary duty and trust.
Our fraud defence specialists are frequently instructed by defendants to high-profile and complex disputes before courts and in arbitrations. We are trusted to coordinate their defence strategy in litigation across multiple jurisdictions and in parallel criminal proceedings.
Our multidisciplinary offering enables us to act seamlessly for those accused of wrongdoing, including specialist capabilities in business crime, employment, and public relations.
We are uniquely placed as market leading specialists with the depth of resource required to optimally respond to the typical court injunctions served on fraud defendants, such as asset freezing orders, search orders, and disclosure orders (we also act as Supervising Solicitors). We regularly defeat orders where it can be demonstrated they have not properly been obtained by claimants.
The largest dedicated group of international injunction specialists
Our strength lies in being part of the largest dedicated group of international injunction specialists in the UK. We assist clients globally via our founding membership of the International Fraud Group. This gives us a critical edge when defending injunctions and other types of enforcement action in over 50 jurisdictions around the world.
Defendants benefit from our vast experience acting for claimants against alleged fraudsters. This includes our deep understanding of the opponent's injunctive strategy and end game approach to a fraud claim. Wherever possible we seek to leverage this to achieve confidential, swifter, and less expensive resolutions for clients than legal proceedings.