ABR are routinely instructed as defence solicitors in large complex serious fraud and money laundering matters both nationally and internationally.
We are one of the leading business defence teams in the country ranking as tier 1 in Yorkshire and the North East.
We adopt a robust and pro-active approach to our representation of both individuals and companies at all stages of proceedings. Our team of expert fraud defence solicitors ensure that you obtain the best form of defence.
All of the serious fraud lawyers in our team have extensive experience of dealing with the various prosecuting agencies nationally and internationally.
A corporate criminal investigation can be particularly difficult for individuals or companies to navigate and manage. Not only is your liberty at risk but also the finances of the individual or business. An investigation of this nature can have wide reaching financial consequences for other family members. We are experienced in dealing with applications to vary restraint orders which are a common tool used in these kinds of investigations. You need to ensure that you place yourself in the best possible position from the outset by having ABR on side.
With a team of experienced serious fraud lawyers we defend people accused of all types of fraud investigated and prosecuted by the Serious fraud Office (SFO), The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and its predecessor the FSA, The City of London police, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the department for Business Innovation and Skills(BIS) and its predecessor the DTI, and the National Crime Agency(NCA).
Such cases include but are not limited to the following:
- Acting as a director whilst disqualified
- Advanced Fee Fraud
- Banking fraud
- Benefit Fraud (including alleged use thereof in Human Trafficking cases)
- Boiler Room Fraud
- Bribery and corruption
- Carbon Credits fraud
- Cheating the Revenue
- Company and insolvency offences
- Computer Fraud
- Conspiracy to defraud
- Construction Industry fraud
- Credit Card Fraud
- Creditor fraud
- Deferred Prosecution arrangements(DPAs)
- Duty Evasion
- False Accounting
- Fraudulent Trading
- Identity Fraud
- Insider Trading
- Insurance fraud
- Investment Fraud
- Land Banking Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Mortgage fraud
- Ponzi schemes
- Property fraud
- Proceeds of Crime
- Red Diesel Fraud
- Revenue fraud
- Scrap metal Fraud
- Section 2 notices
- Tax Fraud
- VAT fraud
ABR has extensive experience dealing with these matters and our expert fraud defence solicitors will ensure that you have a real grasp of the allegations which you are facing and how best to defend them. We work as a team with you and expert barristers and accountants to ensure that your case is defended every step of the way.
From the minute you know you or your company are under investigation you need a robust proactive team on board ensuring that the right tactical decisions are taken and challenges made to the process.
We are recognised by the Legal Aid Agency (Ministry of Justice) as an expert legal firm able to handle the largest fraud cases prosecuted as we are a member of the Very High Cost Case panel.
We hold the following awards:
- Criminal Law firm of the year 2017 (Corporate Insider Business Excellence)
- Regional Criminal Defence firm of the year 2017 (ACQ5 Awards)
- Fraud law firm of the year 2017(Corporate Intl Global Awards)
- Fraud law firm of the year 2017 (Global Law Experts)
We are described in Chambers as “extremely proactive and the solicitors really fight for their clients”.
Rob Rode who leads the team is described as “an extremely impressive and dynamic team leader” who “combines fearless tenacity with an exceptionally personable attitude”. He is an “experienced charismatic fraud lawyer”.