Fraud & business crime defence - case studies

Our team of serious fraud lawyers have dealt with cases at every level requiring significant knowledge of how to pro-actively defend an individual or business facing allegations of financial irregularity. We have detailed below just a few of the many cases we have been involved in giving you an idea of the level of expertise. We have chosen cases from all around the UK to give an indication of how widespread our practice is.

Our experienced team of serious fraud lawyers has the expertise and knowledge to look at the required level of detail to defend you. Contact our expert fraud solicitors on 0203 816 9274 or complete our online enquiry form.

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Case studies

Harrow Crown Court – successfully defended a Financial Director facing an allegation of conspiracy to defraud. This was an £18M alleged fraud brought by trading standards.

Birmingham Crown Court – defended a company director accused of being involved in a £50M Vat fraud (MTIC fraud). We had the assistance of many experts in this case including specialist barristers, forensic accountants and handwriting experts.

Blackfriars Crown Court – successfully defended a Company Director facing allegations of a corrupt tendering process for multi-million pound contracts.

Preston Crown Court - defended a man accused of being involved in a crash for cash insurance fraud. We instructed specialist road traffic accident consultants to assist in the defence.

Leeds Crown Court – successfully defended a professional accused of mortgage fraud. There was an allegation of deliberately falsifying information on a mortgage application.

Newcastle Crown Court – defended a businessman accused of breaching waste regulations to the extent it was prosecuted as a fraud. The defendant was acquitted of the more significant part of the allegations and other parts were dropped by the prosecution. The end result was for the more minor elements to be dealt with by financial penalties reflecting the minor level of offending.

Leeds Crown Court – defended a business owner accused of a significant mortgage fraud. 

Liverpool Crown Court – defended a senior employee accused of being involved in a corrupt tendering process. Our skilful representation meant that this defendant avoided a prison sentence.

Carlisle Crown Court – defended an employee accused of conspiring with his employer to falsify tachograph records. We successfully managed to keep this defendant from a prison sentence.

We're widely accredited for our work - regulatory & criminal justice

  • Legal 500

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf. Over the years our regulatory and criminal justice team has been recognised by industry awards and accredited for their excellence.

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