Fraud and investigatory work

We help our clients take a comprehensive approach to fraud prevention, detection, investigation and resolution – because even as organisations become more sophisticated in preventing fraud, so do the fraudsters.

Fraud is an ever-increasing problem, evolving and becoming more sophisticated in how it is perpetrated. As organisations grow, so do the opportunities for fraudsters.

Most businesses have safeguarding policies and procedures in place but there is also a balancing act between fraud and other commercial concerns. The key question is: is your organisation doing enough?

What sets us apart is our holistic approach – working closely with clients, we help put effective fraud prevention strategies at the heart of their business. We also act quickly, to safeguard the interests of organisations already exposed to fraudulent activity.

Our lawyers

Our expert team is very experienced in handling complex, high value cases for a wide range of private and public sector clients.

Our experience

We have vast experience acting for clients to trace assets and bring enforcement proceedings in the UK and in foreign jurisdictions, and in both the public and private sectors.

We have also acted for a number of leading composite insurers over many years defending fraudulent motor, employer, public, product and property liability claims.
 
Examples of the most complex types of fraud investigations our team has undertaken include:

  • Carousel frauds
  • Alcohol and other excise frauds
  • Acting for liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy pursuing antecedent transaction claims, including fraudulent trading
  • Transactions defrauding creditors and misfeasance
  • Acting for Proceeds of Crime Act interim receivers
  • Fraudulent diversion of EU funding
  • Theft of intellectual property and client databases

We can assist you by preparing evidence packs for referral of a criminal case to the police, including counsel’s advice on the satisfaction of the Full Code Test. 

We also help clients to embed fraud prevention strategies in their businesses and provide bespoke training on all aspects of fraud prevention, detection and resolution.

Our clients

We act for a range of clients, including:

  • Major corporates and SMEs
  • Public sector organisations, including educational institutions and NHS bodies
  • Brokers and loss adjusters
  • Household name composite and London market insurers

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