Fraud - Defendants

"They're good at dealing with the client and fighting the case. I'd certainly recommend them."

Chambers and Partners

Because we regularly act for individuals defending fraud claims and challenging injunctions, we understand the constraints of being a defendant to an injunction and the impact it can have on your ability to carry on your normal way of life and with your business. We have developed tried and tested strategies to enable us to work with you to discharge injunctions and to defeat fraud allegations.

We understand the pressure that can be exerted by Claimants who have obtained a freezing injunction.  We are able to quickly assess the strategy to be employed and whether and to what extent the injunction or its enforcement should be resisted.

We have successfully defended defendants who are accused of contempt of court and who are facing proceedings to commit them to prison.

We have the advantage of being able to work alongside our top ranked criminal and reputation management teams to avoid (or if relevant defend) a criminal prosecution and to avoid or deal with adverse publicity.

For more helpful information, read our frequently asked questions for defendants of fraud.

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