Financial Crime

If you have been accused of fraud, asked to attend an interview under caution, arrested or charged, then our defence solicitors are here to help. With our experience in defending individuals accused of a range of financial and fraud-related offences, we understand how important early legal advice can be.

A lot can be at stake for individuals who have been accused of fraud offences. We understand that every matter is different and each set of circumstances will require a carefully devised strategy.

Financial offences can vary significantly and range from small financial matters to, multi-million-pound cases. They may also vary in the sense of domestic and international jurisdiction. However, most prosecuting agencies will conduct a robust investigation on anybody who is suspected of a financial crime and will typically take action to deter others and to make sure that any assets gained via fraudulent means are confiscated.

If you are being investigated or prosecuted for any type of fraud offence, we are here to provide you with the defence team you require.

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For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on 020 3383 0173 or email us at enquiries@fcos.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

Areas of Expertise

Our Financial Crime team have handled a range of fraud-related matters, including:

  • Boiler room fraud
  • Bribery
  • Cartels
  • Commodities and currency frauds
  • Credit card fraud
  • Fraudulent trading
  • Insider trading
  • Investment fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Pension fraud

Being found guilty of fraud can have serious consequences. Often fraud cases are complex and involve significant evidence or data. You will want a robust defence team that is on hand to defend your corner, instructing relevant expert witnesses as required.

The Fraud Act 2006 is used to determine fraud by establishing if there has been any of the following three:

  • Fraud by abuse of position
  • Fraud by failing to disclose information
  • Fraud by false representation

A prominent feature of identifying whether there has been fraudulent activity is to determine whether the defendant can be deemed dishonest and whether they have been implicit in causing a loss or risk of loss to another.

If you are under suspicion of fraud or any other financial crime, please contact our dedicated team of solicitors for advice and support.

No matter the subject of the allegation, a mishandled response can result in significant financial and reputational harm. When issues arise, it is important that the facts are quickly established, practical legal advice is given, and the correct action is taken.

Should you be asked to attend the police station or if a regulatory body has called you in for an interview, we can attend with you.

You should seek expert legal advice before speaking with the authorities. HMRC, FCA and the SFO, amongst others are often involved in financial related matters.

Typically, fraud can take on many forms and cases are likely to overlap with money laundering offences.

POCA (Proceeds of Crime)

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) allows courts to impose confiscation orders, restraint orders and issue enforcement proceedings in relation to property and assets. If an asset is believed to have been acquired from the benefit of criminal conduct, then potentially it could be confiscated by the authorities.

Often legitimately acquired assets are caught up in proceedings and it is imperative to separate out what is rightly yours.

We can also help you in POCA related matters, helping you to keep what is rightly yours.

Why Choose us

Using our wide range of legal knowledge and expertise, we have helped defence clients accused of serious offences. Our approach is to be proactive and work with you to defend your position as robustly as possible.

We can clearly explain the options available to you and the likely outcomes.

How to Get in Contact

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on 020 3383 0173 or email us at enquiries@fcos.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

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