Bexleyheath, Blackheath & Petts Wood
There are numerous types of fraud, including business fraud, false accounting, share fraud, VAT fraud, Ponzi schemes, mortgage fraud, credit card fraud, counterfeit goods fraud, money laundering etc.
The prosecution may be through the criminal courts or the civil courts or both. Investigation or prosecution may be instigated by Government agencies such as Financial Services Authority, Serious Fraud Office, Crown Prosecution Service, HM Revenue and Customs.
We understand that where an allegation of fraud has been made against an individual or company it will be a very stressful time and the support of an experienced and proactive lawyer is essential. Our lawyers will ensure that where possible early action is taken to resolve matters before criminal or civil proceedings are pursued.
We have the resources and professional contacts to deal with the simplest to the most complex cases. We have access to a variety of experts, such as forensic accountants, telephone and computer data analysts etc, so that we can explore every avenue on your behalf.
Although no criminal offence is justified, in cases where the offence was carried out by someone in a state of desperation due to financial or emotional difficulties and a guilty plea is made, we may be able to assist you in persuading a Judge to use their discretion when sentencing, for example where there is evidence of physical or mental illness, where money taken has been repaid etc.