Civil Fraud

Our expert team has an excellent track record in advising on high profile and complex cases. Civil fraud is a multifaceted area of law, often involving high-value disputes that are threatening to businesses and their reputations.

Fraud claims are challenging and particularly stressful for clients. Our experienced team is focussed on providing clear, strategic, and solution-focused advice.

Our skilled solicitors investigate, initiate, or defend claims involving fraud and recovering the proceeds of fraud in this jurisdiction and overseas. We have extensive experience in dealing with all types of fraud claims including conspiracy, deceit, breach of fiduciary duty and dishonest assistance.

Our fraud practice complements our general litigation and insolvency practices. Where necessary, we coordinate teams of external consultants, including asset tracers, enforcement agencies, process servers, forensic IT experts, and lawyers outside the jurisdiction.

Our expertise includes:

  • Fraud
  • Interim remedies
  • Disclosure
  • Expert evidence
  • Enforcement
  • Conflict of laws/Jurisdiction

Examples of fraud cases include:

  • Acting for successful defendants in a High Court fraud claim brought in by the sovereign wealth fund of Libya in relation to a failed joint venture to develop a hotel on the outskirts of London. The claim against our clients was successfully defended in all respects, with indemnity costs awarded against the claimants
  • Acting for an investment fund against its former director and solicitor, their spouses and a number of corporate entities in which they held interests
  • Obtaining worldwide freezing orders in London and enforced internationally
  • Acting in a case involving serious allegations of conspiracy, intimidation, and deceit against a firm of solicitors and a senior politician
  • Acting for franchisees against a multinational fast-food brand and a national bank in a case involving non-contractual promises made to franchisees
  • Acting in a dispute regarding breach of trust and fiduciary duty in connection with a loan
  • Acting for a minority shareholder in claim against shareholders involving allegations of conspiracy and deceit

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