The number of individuals and companies who are questioned about financial crimes has increased due to the rise of investigative authorities. Defending allegations of fraud is complex and it is imperative that you take expert advice from specialist fraud defence solicitors. We have acted for individuals and companies in complex and serious fraud, including advanced-fee fraud, boiler room scams, mortgage fraud, tax fraud, immigration fraud, Ponzi schemes, investment-related fraud, electoral fraud, fraudulent trading, phishing fraud, insurance fraud, benefit fraud and all manner of conspiracies to defraud.
Those facing allegations of fraud or financial crime will invariably have to deal with specialist prosecuting bodies such as the Serious Fraud Office, National Crime Agency, HM Revenue & Customs and/or the Financial Conduct Authority. We regularly act for professionals and business owners facing allegations of fraud, including accountants, financial advisers, insolvency practitioners, politicians and public figures. We are here to offer our expert advice and support for these processes.
At Eldwick Law, we have successfully defended numerous clients at the outset of an investigation, from dealing with ‘dawn raids’, challenging the legality of searches and the retention of documents/data, through to representing clients at trial. Together with our Asset Recovery department, we can advise you on the full range of powers available under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the Fraud Act 2004 and the Criminal Finance Act 2017.
If you have been questioned or convicted of allegations of financial crime, contact our white-collar crime team for expert advice.