Fraud Defence Solicitors
All prosecuting authorities, including the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Trading Standards have the power to bring prosecutions under the Fraud Act 2006.
Being found guilty of a fraud offence, whether as an individual or as a business, leaves you at risk of serious fines, considerable periods of imprisonment and severe damage to your reputation.
When faced with accusations of fraud, it is highly advisable to work with experienced, specialist fraud defence solicitors to avoid prosecution or, if a prosecution cannot be avoided, to make sure you have the best possible representation to clear your name or minimise any penalties.
At ABR Solicitors, we have a team of expert fraud defence solicitors, all of whom have substantial experience and expertise in preparing cases, with a strong track record of success to support this.
Our expert solicitors can carefully guide you through every stage of your case, making sure that you receive prompt and practical advice and guidance during the course of proceedings.
We understand exactly how devastating the consequences of being charged with fraud can be and what a difference proper advice and early action can make.
Our fraud solicitors are leading experts in matters including:
- Serious Fraud
- Tax & Financial investigations
- Money Laundering
- Trading Standards
- Bribery & Corruption
Our fraud solicitors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can be at your side for every stage of a fraud investigation and/or prosecution.
How our fraud solicitors can help you
Advice on whether fraud has been committed
Given how complex the law is regarding fraud, both on an individual and commercial scale, it is vitally important to understand whether an offence has been committed and, if so, what this might mean for you and/or your business.
If you have any reason to believe that fraud may have been committed in any capacity, our fraud defence solicitors will be able to carefully review your situation and advise you on your legal position. It if appears as though fraud has been committed, we can then guide you through your options and provide you with the best opportunity to avoid prosecution or minimise penalties.
In certain situations, where fraud has been committed, it may be in your best interests to self-report the matter to the relevant agency. If this approach is taken, this could potentially allow you or your business to avoid a prosecution or keep any penalties to a minimum. Self-reporting fraud also means that your matter has the potential to remain private, which will help to protect your reputation, as well as minimising any disruption to your business.
Our fraud solicitors can work alongside you to advise if self-reporting is a sensible approach for your situation. If you decide to pursue this route, we can guide you through the process, keeping you and/or your business well protected.
Dealing with fraud investigations
Being investigated for fraud can be very disruptive and difficult to manage, especially as the potential consequences can be severe for you and/or your business. Where an investigation has been launched, it is critical to get the right legal support at every stage.
Our fraud solicitors can represent you at every stage of a fraud investigation, ensuring you meet you receive the correct advice as to how to deal with the investigation.
Representation for prosecutions
If you and/or your business are facing a prosecution for committing fraud, it is essential that you have the very best legal representation on your side. Being prosecuted for committing fraud can lead to serious penalties, such as fines or prison sentences.
Our specialist fraud solicitors have an excellent success rate in defending clients prosecuted for a wide range of fraud offences. No matter what your circumstances may be, we will strive to ensure your defence is meticulously prepared, with no detail or potential angle being overlooked.
Over the years, our fraud solicitors have established excellent working relationships with a number of highly regarded specialist defence barristers, which means that we can ensure that you receive first-class representation during court proceedings.