Conspiracy to Defraud
Facing prosecution or investigation for conspiracy to defraud? We can clearly explain your rights and provide expert legal defence.
Worried you might have committed conspiracy to defraud and not sure what to do? We can provide proactive advice to help you avoid criminal proceedings or secure the minimum possible penalties.
Suspect someone else within your business has committed conspiracy to defraud? We can advise you on your options to avoid being held liable for someone else’s criminal activity.
Conspiracy to defraud is a very serious criminal offence and it is possible to be caught up in charges even if you did not directly participate in criminal activity. If you have been arrested or charged in relation to conspiracy to defraud or are concerned about potential charges, it is essential to get expert legal advice as soon as possible.
Potential consequences for conspiracy to defraud include:
- A substantial term of imprisonment
- An unlimited fine
- Director disqualification
- Proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA)
As well as the potential criminal consequences, your business could also suffer serious damage to its reputation if a prosecution for conspiracy to defraud is brought.
ABR Solicitors is highly experienced in supporting clients facing investigation or prosecution for all types of fraud offences, including conspiracy to defraud. As such, we are well placed to advise and represent businesses and individuals facing accusations of conspiracy to defraud.
We represent clients all over the UK, regularly handling cases involving many millions of pounds. Our expertise can give you the best chance of avoiding charges or securing the best available outcome where prosecution is unavoidable.
Our conspiracy to defraud defence lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can be at your side for every stage of an investigation and any subsequent prosecution.
We are one of the leading business defence teams in the country. The prestigious Legal 500 client guide ranks us Tier 1 for General Crime and Tier 2 for Fraud in Yorkshire and the North East, while Chambers & Partners ranks us Band 1 for Crime and Band 2 for Financial Crime.
If you are facing investigation or prosecution for conspiracy to defraud, having ABR on your side from the outset will put you in the best possible position to protect your business and yourself.
Get immediate expert representation for a conspiracy to defraud investigation or prosecution
What our specialist conspiracy to defraud defence lawyers can offer you
ABR Solicitors has advised businesses, company directors, senior managers and self-employed people for many years in relation to various types of fraud offences, including conspiracy to defraud.
Our serious fraud defence solicitors can quickly assess your situation and provide clear, realistic advice on your legal position, the likely outcomes and your options.
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.
ABR Solicitors holds the following awards:
- Fraud Law firm of year – UK (M&A Today Global Awards 2020)
- Fraud Law firm of year – UK (ACQ5 Global Awards 2020)
- Fraud Law firm of year – UK (Global Law Experts 2020)
- Best Specialist Fraud and Regulatory Defence Solicitor – UK (SME news 2020), Rob Rode
- Leading Specialist Criminal Defence Solicitor of Year (Lawyer International Legal 100 2020), Rob Rode
- International Advisory Experts Award – Criminal Defence – UK (2020), Rob Rode
- Monthly-Fraud Lawyer of the year – UK (Dealmakers 2020), Rob Rode
We are independently recognised as one of the leading business defence teams in the country. We are ranked Band 1 for Crime and Band 2 for Financial Crime by leading client guide Chambers & Partners, while the prestigious Legal 500 client guide ranks us Tier 1 for General Crime and Tier 2 for Fraud in Yorkshire and the North East.
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”.
How we can protect your business against a charge of conspiracy to defraud
Advice on whether an offence may have been committed
Given the complicated nature of these types of offences, it can often be hard to know whether a crime has been committed and how to assess your own liability in relation to any offences that may have occurred.
Using our specialist knowledge and decades of experience, our fraud defence solicitors can swiftly review your position and provide clear guidance on whether an offence has potentially been committed, your legal position and what you need to do to protect yourself and your business.
Self-reporting conspiracy to defraud
If you believe a conspiracy to defraud offence may have happened within your business, self-reporting may be the best option to avoid or minimise any criminal penalties.
Our conspiracy to defraud defence solicitors can advise you on whether self-reporting is likely to be appropriate for your circumstances. Where required, we can guide you through the process and give you the best chance of avoiding criminal proceedings.
Conspiracy to defraud prosecution defence
Should you be prosecuted for conspiracy to defraud, you will need the best possible defence team. Conviction carries very serious penalties, including the potential for up to 10 years’ imprisonment, an unlimited fine and director disqualification.
Our specialist fraud defence lawyers have an excellent track record of successfully defending clients during prosecution for serious fraud offences. We can offer seasoned expertise for every stage of a prosecution, ensuring your case is prepared effectively and that you know exactly what to expect.
Applications to vary restraint orders
If the Serious Fraud Office, HMRC, the police or another investigating agency believes that you have taken part in conspiracy to defraud, they may apply to a court for a restraint order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA). This could see you losing access to your personal property and bank accounts, as well as your business assets.
Our team has a very good track record of success in challenging restraint orders, including with having the conditions varied to match our clients’ needs. Where you have been made subject to a restraint order, we will do everything we can to get you access to any property and assets you need for yourself, your family and your business.
Speak to our conspiracy to defraud defence solicitors today
If you need immediate expert advice and representation for a conspiracy to defraud investigation or prosecution, please contact your local ABR Solicitors office in Leeds, Liverpool, London or Nottingham.