Fraud Defence

When you or your business is faced with allegations of fraud or breach of your corporate duties, your livelihood and reputation are immediately at stake. There can be no compromise in your defence as there will be no compromise in the attack. The opposition often has months to plan their first move and will use tools such as Search Orders and Asset Freezing Orders in an attempt to overwhelm you. Your immediate response is critical and unless properly advised could severely damage your case and assist any parallel criminal or regulatory investigation.

Why we are different

Our Fraud Defence group has a unique practice in that we have strong experience from both defence and claimant aspects. This means we understand the steps that the claimant might take against the defendant and use these to protect our clients. We are experienced in working in "pressure cooker" situations.

Our Fraud Defence team are defence strategists who use their experience gained from working for claimants to anticipate and undermine the potential points of attack that the defendant may face. The team has vast experience in working for clients who face the parallel attack of a civil claim and criminal regulatory investigation both in Britain and abroad.

The Group's delivery and success is complemented by its immediate access to the whole spectrum of related and supporting legal services internal to the Firm: Reputation Protection; Employment; Insolvency; Matrimonial; and Regulatory.

Services

Our team represents those requiring advice in relation to:

  • Civil Injunctions - including freezing orders, search orders and disclosure orders
  • Disciplinary investigation/sanctions by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority
  • Investigations by other professional regulators and Government bodies
  • Money laundering compliance issues
  • Restraint and confiscation proceedings
  • Investigations by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
  • Requests for disclosure by prosecution authorities in the UK and abroad.

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