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If you’ve been accused of fraud or a white collar crime, our expert criminal defence solicitors will take action efficiently and rigorously to protect your liberty, livelihood, and reputation.
We are experts in fraud, false accounting and forgery with substantial experience in these fields. We have represented a number of defendants in complex frauds involving very high values and multiple defendants.
Such cases often involve investigations and enquiries in different jurisdictions and across different specialities of law. We are well known for our eye to detail and forensic analysis of the substantial material usually served in these types of cases.
We understand the intricacies of the challenge you are facing, particularly in terms of defending your reputation (both publicly and personally amongst your friends, family, and colleagues) and preserving the career you may have spent much of your adult life striving for.
As well as our own expert advice, we can arrange for the instruction of specialist Counsel or in house advocate, with whom we’ve enjoyed close professional relationships for many years, to represent your position in court. We are well known for leaving no stone unturned in pursuing every aspect of our client’s defence. Within the firm we have technical specialists with substantial experience of dealing with this area of criminal defence.
For further advice from our fraud and white collar crime solicitors, get in touch today by calling our Head of the Fraud department Kirsty Bishop on 020 7790 4032, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or filling in our enquiry form.
Our fraud solicitors’ expertise
We have experience defending clients charged with a wide range of fraud cases including:
- Banking fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Land fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Investment fraud
- Tax and VAT fraud
- Boiler room fraud
- Diamond fraud
- Carbon credit fraud
- Goldmine fraud
- Money laundering
- Proceeds of Crime Act matters
Defending fraud and white collar crime cases can be complex, with investigations arising from of a number of different regulatory and investigatory organisations. Our extensive experience includes dealing with cases brought by:
- The Serious Fraud Office
- Financial Conduct Authority
- National Crime Agency
- Crown Prosecution Service
- Economic Crime Unit
- City of London Police
- HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
Our criminal defence solicitors understand the high pressures and regulatory burdens of corporate environments. We are quick to get to grips with the individual particulars of our clients’ cases, including complicated scenarios involving multi-jurisdictional issues.
Why choose our fraud and white collar crime solicitors?
We are recognised as one of the leading criminal defence firms in London and the UK by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. Just a few notable members of our team with significant expertise in fraud and white collar crime cases include:
Kirsty Bishop – Head of our Fraud Department. A Partner of over ten years with substantial experience dealing with complex fraud cases
Shila Keshvari – Managing Partner with particular experience in money laundering offences
Edward Preston – a Senior Consultant with particular experience in cases brought by various prosecuting authorities, including white collar crime, money laundering offences, and asset forfeiture. Edward is a Chambers and Partners ‘star individual’ and Legal 500 hall of famer, demonstrating his status as one of the leading criminal solicitors in the country.
As a firm we are also accredited by the Law Society in Criminal Litigation for our overall expertise at advising and representing clients across all stages of the criminal justice system. We can be by your side from the moment you are arrested or invited to the police station to interview under caution, to the conclusion of your trial if you are charged.
We understand how important it is for any publicity in your case to be kept to an absolute minimum in order to protect your reputation and career. Our strategic abilities mean we are often able to achieve a quick and effective resolution to an investigation without our clients even being charged with an offence.