Criminal lawyers at Taylor Law can assist if you’ve been arrested, the Police want to talk to you or you’re due in Court.
Why Taylor Law?
Fraud is a serious crime with harsh penalties for those found guilty, including substantial fines and imprisonment.
If you are notified that you are to be investigated on suspicion of fraud you are advised to seek legal representation as quickly as possible. Fraud allegations can be damaging to your reputation and that of your business and errors made in defending yourself can have a serious negative impact.
Expert fraud defence and representation
At Taylor Law our fraud team have extensive and in-depth experience of representing clients during fraud investigations and trials across a range of sectors.
We will step in as soon as possible to offer guidance, attend any meetings with you and ensure that a strong case is put together on your behalf.
If your business is subject to an enquiry, it can be both disruptive and detrimental to your brand name and extremely lengthy in duration. We will work proactively to manage any investigation as far as possible and deal efficiently with enquiries raised by investigators to minimise the damage caused to you and your enterprise.
We have a wide understanding of the workings of various agencies and the often complex cases that they raise. We will defend you vigorously and where necessary call on the expertise of our contacts in adjacent professions such as forensic accountancy and advocacy.
Claims to recover funds obtained fraudulently
Our team has particular expertise in the areas of banking and insurance fraud and has acted in a number of multi-million-pound claims and high profile cases, many of which have been widely reported in the press.
As well as representing those undergoing investigation or charged with an offence, we have brought numerous successful actions for claimants who have lost money to fraudulent activity. These include claims against the gambling industry to recover hundreds of thousands of pounds fraudulently obtained by workers from their employers and lost in gambling as well as a case against a sovereign state to recover money stolen from a charity.
If you have been the victim of a fraud, we can act quickly to freeze assets stolen from you and take steps to recover funds on your behalf. Our advice is commercially focused and practical and we will discuss your options and likely chances of success with you honestly.
The Fraud Act 2006 categorises fraud in three main areas, being fraud by false representation, fraud by failing to disclose information and fraud by abuse of position.
The offence can be committed by possessing something which is used in a fraud, making or supplying something which is used in a fraud, participating in fraudulent business or obtaining services by deception.
Various agencies have the power to investigate fraud, including the Serious Fraud Office, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Financial Services Authority, the Revenue and Customs prosecutions Office, the Trading Standards Institute and the Health and Safety Executive.
Areas of fraud
Areas where prosecutions are most frequently seen including banking fraud, insurance fraud, credit fraud, confidence fraud, possessing, making or supplying articles for use in fraud, tax, revenue or VAT fraud, to include tax evasion and benefit fraud.
If you or your business are under suspicion of fraudulent activity, we will work closely with you to ensure that you have a robust case and that your defence and any mitigating factors are clearly set out.
We will ensure that we are always available to speak to you to discuss matters and to answer any questions that you may have.
Fraud is a serious offence. As well as imprisonment, the prosecution may seek to impose large fines and recover money under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
We have expert criminal defence solicitors in Leeds, Middlesbrough and London who can step in immediately to represent you and deal with investigators and police on your behalf. We provide a first-rate legal service and have an excellent track record of success.
For an initial discussion, ring us on 0113 532 8100 (Leeds), 01642 221 108 (Middlesbrough) or 0203 780 7646 (London) or fill in our Contact Form.
“I used Scott Taylor to represent me when I sued the Police and Successfully won my case. I felt confident going to court as Scott walked me through everything and engaged an amazing barrister on my behalf. It took a while to get there but by god did we get there. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Scott again he knows what he is doing and supports you at all stages.”
Valerie Ann Cadman-Khan