Fraud - Victims

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

Chambers and Partners

Our considerable experience in pursuing fraud related claims means that we understand the need to act swiftly to provide strategic advice enabling you to trace and freeze stolen assets.  We know which of the many tools available in the civil courts will be best suited to enable you to recover your losses effectively and efficiently.

We understand the invidious position you find yourself in.  The decision as to whether to write off fraud losses or to invest in the cost of instructing lawyers and investigators is very hard, and the answer will depend on the specific circumstances of each case.  We are used to working with victims of fraud to set and work to a budget and we constantly review the chances of a successful outcome weighed against the expense in achieving it.

We have experience in conducting covert internal fraud investigations, to monitor and determine the way the fraud has been carried out, identify all those involved, and ascertain where the assets have gone.  The aim is to carry out the investigation without the knowledge of the perpetrators with a view to applying for and obtaining freezing injunctions without notice to them.

We have the advantage of being able to work alongside our top ranked criminal team to assist us in working with the prosecuting authorities to recover your losses by way of confiscation in criminal proceedings.  If the prosecuting authorities are not prepared to investigate or prosecute, we have a private prosecution team who can prosecute the fraudster on your behalf to recover your losses.  We can also work with our reputation management team to use publicity as a tool to assist in finding and recovering your stolen assets.

For more information read for victims of fraud in our frequently asked questions and Mary Young's Quarterly Fraud Round-Up 

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Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q1 2021

Current trends in fraud: Crypto scams

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q4 2020

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q3 2020

Court makes Search Order in COVID times

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q2 2020

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‘Courier’ Fraud Crackdown – Beware of fraudsters keeping it simple

Banks to tackle fraud by introducing extra checks on transfers

38% of businesses hit by internal fraud in the last year : Is your business prepared?

De-banking: what's the appeal?

Tackling fraud: more must be done

Insider fraud in charities: prevention is better than cure

PAC report confirms fraud is most prevalent crime in England and Wales

Fraud in your business: Would you know what to do?

Initiative to help fraud victims is step in the right direction

Correspondence between you and your solicitor: perhaps not as privileged as you think

Hidden flaws in proposed new “failure to prevent fraud” corporate offence.

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SFO is Failing the Victims of Fraud

Will Forgery Claims: The 2015 Lowdown

Do you want your money back?

Civil fraud - a claim for deceit

Fraud Advisory Panel’s report published today: obtaining redress and improving outcomes for fraud victims

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