Serious Fraud

Criminal Law Specialists

We have amassed a wealth of experience over the years in vigorously defending all types of allegations of complex fraud. The defence of such allegations requires a meticulous and intricate examination of large volumes of evidence. We regularly instruct leading experts to form part of the defence team. Due to our vast experience we have forged relationships with the most eminent experts in Forensic Accountancy, Disputed Handwriting, Telecommunications experts etc to assist our clients in the proper preparation and presentation of their defence before the courts. The most serious of these prosecutions are brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). We have defended in numerous such cases.

Serious Fraud We Have Successfully Defended

  • MTIC/CAROUSEL FRAUD

  • REGULATORY OFFENCES

  • FRAUDULENT TRADING

  • VAT, TAX AND EVASION OF DUTY

  • MONEY LAUNDERING

  • CARBON CREDIT FRAUD

  • BOILER ROOM FRAUD

  • MORTGAGE FRAUD

  • CREDIT CARD/INTERNET FRAUD

  • CONFIDENCE FRAUD

Notable Criminal Cases

Over the years, we have been instructed in many of the most serious and complex criminal cases throughout the country. Due to our vast experience and knowledge of the law, we have been able to challenge cases to the highest courts in the country including the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court). Below is a selection of our notable cases.

R v GPP

(Winchester CC) 

This was a complex investigation and subsequent prosecution brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Our client was an architect charged with Conspiracy to Defraud involving six construction projects. At the time, the trial was thought to be the longest in British history. 

R v J and DS
(Birmingham/Northampton CC)

A two-year operation which took investigators to Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Austria and France as they pursued the gang for flooding the Midlands with £35m contraband cigarettes. In total 18 people were charged. Our client was acquitted of all charges. 

R v C
(Manchester CC)

This was a complex international money laundering case involving Hundi/Hawala banking. The prosecution alleged that millions of pounds were laundered via Dubai and Pakistan. The defence necessitated detailed enquiries by travelling to Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. This followed a bail application which was successful in our clients release from custody.

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