Fraud Solicitors in London
|Who can our fraud solicitors represent?|| |
Individuals and companies involved in fraud cases
Defence for bribery cases (YES/NO)
Defence for money laundering (YES/NO)
|Defence for corruption cases (YES/NO)|| |
|Representation in the court of law (YES/NO)|| |
|Types of evidence solicited by a lawyer|| |
- witness declarations
|Investment fraud legal advice offered|| |
Advice for further business operations until representation in the court of law
|Defence strategies for online fraud|| |
- evidence review,
- video and photo materials verifications
|Appealing the verdict||Yes, our fraud solicitors can manage the formalities|
|Witness declaration implications||We can discuss with witnesses part of the case|
|Support for reopening the fraud case (YES/NO)|| |
|Free case evaluation|| |
|Appointment with our fraud solicitors||Yes, by email, phone, or online|
|Legai aid offered||Depending on the case and circumstances|
|24/7 legal support (YES/NO)||Yes|
|How can we help you make a scam claim?||
- verifying the financial transactions that took place,
- if specific policies have been breached,
- making a complaint to relevant banks to recover personal funds
Can forensic fraud investigations take place?
|Yes, our fraud solicitors can analyze company financial statements to identify if there are any tax frauds, or money laundering involved.|
What is serious high value fraud?
Financial crime cases involving a substantial amount of money
|Representation in the court of law for tax evasion (YES/NO)||YES|
|Representation for mortgage fraud (YES/NO)||
|What is benefit fraud?||
Specific financial crimes where individuals obtained more governmental benefits than they were supposed to.
|Representation for bank fraud accusations||
For persons who have been accused of obtaining money from a bank or its clients
|Recommended first step as a fraud victim||
Specialized help from a fraud solicitor with experience in the field
|Fraud penalties in UK||
Up to 10 years of imprisonment, community orders, fines
|Legislation applied for fraud cases||Fraud Act, Bribery Act, Theft Act, etc.|
|We can apply for bail (YES/NO)||
|What happens to offenders due to lack of evidence||
The charges can be dropped, however, investigations can continue.
|Can fraud victims benefit from legal aid?||
Yes, fraud victims can apply for legal aid, and if they are eligible, they can receive free legal advice.
|When should you ask for legal advice?||
When being under investigation, accused of fraud, facing a prosecution
|Why choose our fraud solicitors in UK?||
- affordable costs
Defence for bribery accusations provided by our fraud lawyers
Bribery cases involve offenders who promise a certain amount of money or any kind of assets in exchange for special requests or benefits. As it is known, bribery is a serious crime for which, if found guilty, a person can face penalties and/or imprisonment if the case is severe. Offering bribes in order to solve a commercial purchase or contract is definitely against the law. There are situations in which public officials take bribes for varied settlements like intervening in cases of elections or any kind of business deal.
The Bribery Act 2010 is a set of laws of high importance in UK, and it covers all the crimes and the penalties imposed, condemning the act of bribery. Our fraud lawyers in London will have to properly analyze the bribery case and the accusations and ask for a plea bargain or a lighter verdict if it is the case. Let our serious fraud solicitors take care of your case and provide you with complete legal advice if you have been accused of fraud acts like bribery.
A good defence method in fraud cases can be offered by a specialist with experience in the field. Thus, people who are accused of crimes can ask for the help of our fraud solicitors in London. They can represent the offenders in the court of law, not before analyzing the presented case and verifying the chances of success. Contact us for legal counseling.
If you cannot afford the costs of a lawyer you might be eligible for legal aid. Victims of violence, persons who are about to lose their homes, or minors involved in criminal cases might solicit the support of our legal aid solicitors in London. It is good to know that the Legal Aid Agency in UK is the authority that verifies every case presented and accepts them if the eligibility criteria are respected. We also like to mention that if you have been implicated in domestic abuse, legal aid can be offered.
What is the defence for money laundering cases in UK?
Illegal activities are a serious threat not only in UK, but on an international scale, for which the defence might be complex and might prolong. Companies or business persons accused of money laundering should seek immediate legal advice and representation and get in touch with our fraud solicitors in London. Shell companies, black salaries, transaction laundering, and many more are serious frauds for which criminals can be sent to jail for a long period of time. Our fraud lawyers in London are at the disposal of persons accused of money laundering within the UK territory and are ready to assist them in front of the authorities, starting from the police station and ending in the court of law. Determining the circumstances and the facts of a money laundering case is the first thing to consider by a serious fraud solicitor.
Defence for investment frauds in UK
UK is an important business hub that offers a multitude of investment openings for both local and overseas market players. Even though the legislation is strict and protects businesses from fraud, there are certain arrangements or illegal deals that can affect and/or involve specific companies. We are talking about investment frauds like fraudulent manipulation of the stock exchange, bank investment schemes, illegal insider trading, and many more.
Persons found guilty of investment fraud in UK will have to ask for urgent legal representation from our fraud solicitors in London who know the applicable legislation and who can prepare a suitable approach in such cases. Even in cases involving large sums of money, a strong and well-prepared defence can be the right answer, therefore, do not hesitate to get in touch with our team of serious fraud solicitors as soon as fraud accusations have been brought to you.
What is the defence for benefit fraud?
Benefit fraud involves the involvement of a person who acquires and accesses certain rights, to which he is not entitled to. This type of crime can be found in many areas, and below we will provide some examples in this regard, noting that our benefit fraud solicitors can provide legal advice for this type of accusation:
- Declaring a false disability in order to receive social assistance from competent institutions.
- Declaring a higher rent payment amount to receive various financial benefits at the end of the year.
- Failure to declare the number of people at home, in order not to pay more for utilities.
- Providing false information about a person's health in order to benefit from social welfare.
- Declaration of false personal data to access the pension in exchange for another person.
These are some of the examples of benefit fraud that may come to the attention of our specialists. Whether you are charged with such crimes or want specialist advice in such cases, it is important to seek help. Our benefit fraud solicitors can advise you and adopt the necessary strategies in order to offer a correct solution.
The benefit fraud defence will mostly depend on the seriousness of the case and on the related consequences. Using false identity or any kind of fake documents to claim certain benefits like pension funds or social funds enters the benefit fraud category for which persons accused will have to face the penalties imposed. There are complex cases in which the prosecution will have to discover if the person accused of benefit fraud was aware of the acts or if he/she had the intention or not. As for the defence, our benefit fraud solicitors will have to analyze every aspect of the accusations, in order to build the case and provide in-depth support in front of the authorities. We recommend you get in touch with our serious fraud solicitors and ask for complete legal advice if you have been accused of benefit fraud. Also, you can view the video presentation below:
Investigating a benefit fraud case
People suspected or accused of benefit fraud rise the attention of the authorities that have to start the necessary investigations. During the verifications, the authorities stop the payment of the respective benefits, gather facts and evidence, and the accused person can be called to the investigation office dealing with the case. Fraud Investigation Officers will initiate an interview under bail, which is usually registered. If the verified evidence shows that the accused is guilty of benefit fraud, the authorities may oblige him/her to pay the respective amounts and even penalties. The case can also go to court.
Our benefit fraud solicitors can explain your rights in such cases and can represent you during the investigation, so do not hesitate to contact us.
What is business rate fraud?
Business rate fraud is the same as evasion and involves non-payment of taxes for local services by a company. In addition, companies that make false claims to receive discounts or do not notify the institution called the National Non-Domestic Rate in the UK in time can be held liable before the law. Also, setting up false companies to transfer assets to another legal entity and avoid debt is part of the category of fraud for which those found guilty can pay penalties or go to jail. You can talk to our benefit fraud solicitors for guidance in cases like these.
Our drug solicitors can propose a series of defence strategies if you are implicated in a serious case like this. Drug accusations are quite severe and require specizlized help and representation in the court of law. Even minors can be represented in cases like this, mentioning that parents or tutors will know each step of the process. Whether you have been accused of drug supplies or consumption, feel free to get in touch with our specialists and find out how you can be helped or represented from a legal point of view.
Defence for corruption accusations in UK
Corruption is a worrying phenomenon at an international level and can have serious consequences anywhere in the world. This is another type of fraud that refers to the cases in which a public official or other individual is financially rewarded in return for a specific favor. There are many cases of corruption that are subject to millions or even billions of dollars, however, such accusations need to be highly and attentively measured, thinking that a serious fraud solicitor can provide complete legal assistance comprising of a proper legal approach, depending on the circumstances of the case.
Companies accused of corruption in UK should ask for immediate legal advice and support, as such cases are extremely severe and need to be treated in accordance. Our corruption solicitors in London are at your disposal from the very beginning, especially if the case has an unwanted social impact. If you need legal services in other UK cities, such as Manchester, we can put you in touch with our local partners.
Can I receive the legal support of an insurance fraud solicitor in London?
Insurance companies are the ones that report a big amount of money losses, especially if such fraud cases cannot be detected in time. The support of our serious fraud solicitors is needed in such cases, so it is recommended to get in touch with us and find out more about the legal advice they can offer, whether as a victim of insurance fraud or as a criminal accused of such offences.
Telemarketing frauds in UK
In any case, if your company is sued for telemarketing frauds, it is recommended to have the legal advice of a serious fraud solicitor as soon as possible. Also, in the case of persons who have been victims of telemarketing frauds, they should also ask for legal assistance and representation from an experienced lawyer in this field. We remind that scams over the phone can leave a person without money if he or she reveals personal information about bank accounts and related private matters.
Online frauds via email – What to do in such cases
The internet is vast and unfortunately home to numerous crimes among which, the ones referring to identity theft for accessing a personal bank account without permission. Hackers have different methods to defraud individuals on the internet, and false emails are highly used. Such an email can be quite persuasive, particularly if it contains sensitive information about social cases, accompanied by photos, videos, and other materials. In the end, the sender asks for a specific sum of money or for a personal bank account. This is nothing but an online fraud meant to leave persons without money in their bank accounts. The first thing to do in such a case is to report the email as spam and not give any personal information. This is probably the best way to protect yourself against online fraud, however, you should ask for support and legal advice from our serious fraud solicitors. Here is information and also statistics about fraud in UK:
- Around GBP 784 million represented the total losses for unauthorized financial fraud with remote banking and payment cards in 2020.
- More than GBP 1.6 billion was prevented from theft by UK banks in the same year.
- Losses of over GBP 479 million were recorded following Authorized Push Payment.
- Approximately 56% of the total financial frauds registered in UK in 2018 were payment card frauds.
Help from our doorstep fraud solicitors in London
Doorstep frauds are, unfortunately, widespread everywhere in the world. False sellers can knock at the door telling they represent a well-known company with different products for sale purposes. The fraud mechanism continues by persuading a potential client to give money for products of poor quality without having an idea about this aspect. Even a contract can be proposed in order to look genuine, a moment when future victims are requested to offer personal information like credit card numbers, bank, and many more. In the end, victims are required to pay a small fee and reserve their products which are supposed to be delivered at a certain date. Unfortunately, elderly persons are the ones who get trapped by such frauds and discover their bank accounts have been emptied.
More than that, victims will not receive any product or can find out that the products they bought are of poor quality. One of our doorstep fraud solicitors in London can give immediate legal advice in such cases. Moreover, persons accused of doorstep frauds in UK should ask for legal assistance from one of our serious fraud solicitors who can represent them in a court of law.
Mobile banking fraud, the most common method of fraud
Unauthorized payments made using online platforms are frauds that affect many people. There are quite a few who discover that their bank accounts have been broken and that they have run out of money. The most vulnerable people are the elderly, who can be easily fooled by fraudsters. Accessing an application or an unauthorized online site, where account data is required is the simplest method of fraud, being a safe trap for gullible people.
Support from our consumer fraud lawyers in London
Credit and debit card frauds, mortgage frauds, debt collection frauds, electricity frauds, and advance fee frauds relate to consumer frauds widely met in different fields. Criminals take advantage of innocent potential victims by introducing themselves as representatives of different companies that deal with the sale of products and other services. A serious example in this matter is advance fee fraud which involves an amount of money for a service or product. For instance, potential victims might be attracted by emails presenting the opportunity of winning a big prize for which, a small fee is needed.
The mechanism goes further and victims who believe this is a good chance for money do enter the game, send money, and even personal details like names, and credit card numbers. Unfortunately, this is just another type of fraud that makes numerous victims of any age, but mostly elderly persons. One of our serious fraud solicitors can give proper legal advice and represent you in the court of law, whether you are a victim of fraud or accused of fraud.
What is employment fraud?
Fake job offers presented on email or on the internet make numerous victims believe the change for a good workplace has been revealed. Such type of fraud normally involves false recruiters who can act on behalf of a well-known company and who present a lifetime job opportunity, well paid and with different benefits. In exchange for such a great job offer, fraudsters can ask for a specific fee that must be sent to a bank account. Fake job offers can also be presented on the internet or over the phone. The mechanism goes further online and offline by asking the potential victim to give all the personal details needed. In the end, victims discover that their bank accounts have been breached, and there is no job offer available. This is just an employment fraud case that makes numerous victims on a yearly basis, so legal support is needed as soon as possible. One of our serious fraud solicitors can give complete legal assistance and guidance when dealing with such crimes.
Can fraud cases be reopened?
Yes, fraud cases can be reopened with the legal support of our fraud solicitors in London. In this matter, a totally different approach in a fraud case can be adopted by one of our serious fraud solicitors. More than that, an appeal to the verdict can be considered by one of our fraud solicitors in London who can prepare your case from another point of view. There are particular circumstances in which some fraud cases can be reopened by the Magistrates’ Court, and verdicts can be changed in favor of a person accused of fraud. The lack of evidence or proof that hasn’t been properly verified can be an important defence method used by a fraud solicitor in London. Also, some questions can arise at the time a case has lots of chances to be reopened:
- Was the first verdict correct?
- Are there any witnesses involved?
- Is the lack of evidence a starting point for reopening a case?
- Is the sentence accurately issued?
- Is it in the best interest of justice to reopen a case?
One of our fraud solicitors in London can give the proper answers to the above-mentioned questions related to the ways in which a case can be reopened.
The most common types of fraud in UK
According to Thesun.co.uk, the most common types of fraud are related to payment cards, with over GBP 107 million in losses recorded until mid-2021. This is followed by impersonation, with losses of over GBP 87 million, and invoice and mandate scams, with losses of over GBP 44 million in the same period of the year. Due to advanced technology, the number of people who fall prey to financial fraud has increased considerably, even if there are many who say that such things cannot happen to them.
Dishonesty offences with serious impact
Any verdict for a dishonesty offence can have a severe impact on everyone’s future and may put him/her at risk of a prison punishment. Here are a few examples of dishonesty offences in UK:
- False accounting is when an individual fraudulently wants to obtain something for himself or for another one or has the intention to cause damage to another person. In this situation, he/she destroys, hides, ruins or falsifies records or accounting papers made or make use of any account.
- Blackmail is when a person, who tries to gain something for himself/herself or for another individual, makes any unjustified request with threats.
- Conspiracy to defraud is a charge frequently used by the prosecution and can be pointed at any offence. Where two or more individuals decide to commit a criminal act, there may be a conspiracy.
- Burglary is committed if an individual comes into a building as an intruder and attempts to steal or intends to impose serious bodily harm or illegally damage the building or anything in there.
- Obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception means that a client - who is granted a bank overdraft on the base of false papers - obtains the pecuniary advantage from the moment the overdraft facility is settled, even if he did not really draw on the facility.
- Robbery regards a person who steals from another individual, with the use of force on any person or seeks to put any person in terror with the help of violence.
- The most frequently met offence of dishonesty is theft and attempted theft which are crimes that everyone sees on a daily basis. As an offence, theft covers such a wide-ranging of criminal behaviour that the series of punishments vary a lot.
If you are suspected of dishonesty offences above, you have the right to ask for a criminal lawyer in UK, our team being specialized in such cases. The verdict of whether a specific act or set of actions is dishonest remains distinct from the issue of a moral justification.
Legal advice if you are a victim of fraud
If you are a victim of identity fraud or identity theft, you should instantly take some elementary steps to avoid further crimes from occurring and to restore your good name and credit. Navigating through the scheme as a victim can be time-consuming and unclear, so it is necessary to ask immediately for legal advice and proper help from our team. Our criminal solicitors in London will accurately read, examine and review your situation, our team being specialized in a wide range of cyber stalking crimes, identity theft, and other cyber frauds.
Persons who consider that an offence related to abuse of position, or false representation took place should directly ask for legal support, as such cases are treated seriously by the UK authorities. Victims of fraud can be legally represented in the court of law by our team of advisors, regardless of the type of fraud detected.
Why choose our serious fraud solicitors in London?
Fraud accusations are serious and with severe consequences for both victims and offenders. It is important to have an experienced team of serious fraud solicitors by your side who can provide the needed legal support:
- A fraud lawyer in London has the necessary experience in severe or less severe fraud crimes.
- Our advisors will analyze your case in the first instance, in order to create the defence.
- Legal advice and representation are provided at the police station.
- All your legal rights are explained as soon as you get in touch with a fraud solicitor in London.
- The experience in fraud cases will play a major role in your situation and will help you benefit from a suitable and complete defence.
- Fraud accusations can be dropped if there is no serious evidence to sustain them, and offenders can be released from custody on bail.
- We know in detail the local regulations related to various frauds and can find the proper ways of defence in your case.
Contact us for details regarding our fees and the way we can represent you in front of the court. Our fraud solicitors in London will analyze carefully your case, let you know the risks and the chances of winning the trial.