Fraud - Supervising Solicitors

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

Chambers and Partners 2017

A search order is the most draconian order that the English civil court can make. Because of this an independent solicitor must be appointed by the court to explain the search order to the respondent, supervise the search, consider whether disputed documents can be provided to the claimant’s solicitors  and report to the court on the execution of the search.

At Kingsley Napley we have substantial experience of obtaining, executing and supervising search orders at commercial and residential premises.  At short notice we can assemble teams to attend at multiple sites to act as supervising solicitors.

Our experience in obtaining and challenging all types of injunctions means that when executing/supervising a search order we are able to anticipate issues which may arise and can deal with those issues practically and sensibly. 

We also have considerable experience of acting for the SRA over a number of years effecting Intervention Orders over firms of solicitors in London and the South East which require the same practical skills and need for care and tact.

We understand the sensitivities involved in the execution of such an intrusive order, particularly when the search is of a residential property.  We aim to establish a rapport with the respondent(s) in order to avoid, and where necessary defuse, antagonistic situations.  We also understand the unique issues which arise when females are respondents to search orders and where females or children are present at a search site.

Related pages

Civil Fraud and Investigations

The international nature of commerce and growing reliance on electronic communications mean that the number and value of fraud claims is rising.

Commercial and Contract Disputes

Corporate disputes can be stressful, disruptive and damaging. We provide tactical and strategic advice to businesses and individuals.

Fraud - Civil vs. Criminal FAQs

Read about the differences between civil fraud and criminal fraud in these informative frequently asked questions

Fraud - Defendants

We have developed tried and tested strategies to enable us to work with you to discharge injunctions and to defeat fraud allegations.

Fraud - Victims

Our considerable experience in pursuing fraud related claims means that we understand the need to act swiftly and provide sensible, strategic advice.

Financial Services Disputes

We represent individuals and businesses in high value and complex claims against banks and financial institutions.

Injunctions

If you need to prevent the loss of an asset, damage to reputation, or protect against personal harm, it may be necessary to apply for an injunction.

Insolvency

Our dispute resolution lawyers represent individuals, companies and insolvency practitioners on insolvency matters.

Litigation Funding Options

Funding litigation can be expensive and cause concern. We hope to alleviate these concerns by offering our clients a bespoke funding package.

Professional Negligence

Our experienced team of litigators act for claimants in bringing claims against professionals when they get it wrong.

Shareholder and Boardroom Disputes

When individuals fall out in business it can have devastating consequences. Our litigation team has extensive experience in resolving disputes.

Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Disputes

Bringing or defending disputes over wills, trusts and estates is especially demanding. Seeking expert legal advice at an early stage is crucial.

Fraud - Supervising Solicitors Comment

Close Load more

Let us take it from here.

+44 (0)20 7814 1200

enquiries@kingsleynapley.co.uk

Skip to content Home About Us Insights Services Contact Accessibility