Civil fraud and asset recovery

Our team reacts urgently to support insurers and their insureds in the investigation of fraud and the tracing, preservation and recovery of stolen monies worldwide.

We are experienced in all key procedural aspects in the tracing, preservation and recovery of stolen funds, including:

  • Regular appearances before the Court 37 urgent applications in London
  • Norwich Pharmacal claims to compel disclosure of accounts and information by recipients of funds
  • Freezing injunctions against people and entities in respect of their assets worldwide
  • Civil fraud proceedings against suspected wrongdoers and conspirators
  • Enforcement of civil fraud judgments domestically and overseas

Our experience also extends to many other aspects of financial fraud and asset recovery, from search orders to the development of fraud prevention strategies.

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Our team has streamlined processes tailored to our insurer clients, enabling us (and you) to deliver a swift and effective response to financial frauds against insureds.

Our experience

  • Acting for a Top 25 law firm and its insurers in the preservation and recovery of £1.4million stolen in a “Friday Fraud". We obtained a Freezing Injunction against “Persons Unknown” and pursued civil and criminal action in Turkey.
  • Acting for a public institution and its insurers in the investigation of a £1million employee fraud. We traced and recovered assets in the UK and US, created leading-edge law on obtaining Norwich Pharmacal disclosure orders against the police, and service by social media outside of the UK jurisdiction.
  • Acting for a music industry insured and its fidelity insurers in the recovery of sums stolen over a number of years. We traced and analysed via Norwich Pharmacal the disclosure of sums gambled away, with the potential to pursue recovery actions against a number of third parties. 
  • Routinely acting for law firms and their insurers in urgently responding to “Friday Frauds” and “Dreamvar Frauds” (frauds generally ranging from £100,000 to £3million+). We seek the preservation and recovery of sums stolen, identify conspirators to fraud and investigate and recover assets via civil and/or criminal actions.

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