Commercial Fraud

If you or your business is facing allegations of corporate fraud you need a legal team that fully understands this complex area of law and can defend your case with knowledge and skill, while being fully aware and sensitive to the fact that your reputation and business may be on the line.
Our commercial litigation team have many years’ experience advising and representing clients who have had prosecutions brought against them by:
    • HM Revenue and Customs
    • The Serious Fraud Office
    • Financial Conduct Authority
and many other regulatory bodies.

What Constitutes Commercial Fraud?

The recent case of Weavering Capital (UK) Ltd v Peterson Commercial [2013] showed that commercial fraud can take many forms. There is no single definition of commercial fraud, instead the law recognises certain actions to be fraudulent. Examples include:
  • Money laundering
  • Fraudulent trading
  • Insurance fraud
  • Tax, VAT and duty fraud
  • Economic torts of conspiracy (such as bribery and breach of contract)
  • Transactions which are committed with the intention of defrauding creditors
  • Deceit and misrepresentation
  • Breach of trust and/or fiduciary duty
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Why Choose Saracens Solicitors To Advise and Represent You?

Our specialist criminal and commercial litigators have vast expertise in analysing large amounts of information, and from there being able to advise clients if a case of fraud can be alleged in a Court.

If an allegation is made we can offer expert advice in all stages of proceedings, from interim applications through to summary judgments all the way to trial if necessary. Our team understands the complexity and lengthy process of commercial fraud trials and can guide you through any interlocutory proceedings or injunctions that can slow the process down even further.

When it comes to matters such as freezing injunctions we can act with speed to ensure your interests are protected as fully as possible.

We will commit the time it takes to prepare fully to defend any allegations against you. By keeping you fully informed throughout what can be a very long process, we will provide you with the confidence that you have an experienced, commercially-savvy, well-resourced team fighting in your corner.

If you would like more information regarding commercial fraud then please fill in the request a call back form on the right-hand side of this page. If you prefer to call please phone our London office on 020 3588 3500 to talk to one of our team in complete confidence.
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