What is Fraud?
Fraud is intentional and wrongful deception, that’s done for the prime reason of financial or personal gain. There are many different types of fraud, many of which can have devastating consequences for victims, ranging from a single transaction to complex dealings with criminal gangs.
Depending on the scale of the offence and type of fraud, the transaction(s) may be investigated by the police, HMRC, the Benefits Office or the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
If you’ve been accused of fraud, we strongly recommend that you enlist the help of our specialist fraud solicitors.
Serious Fraud Solicitors
Serious Fraud offences are usually handled by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), and refer to crimes of a more complex nature, such as investment fraud, large scale bribery and corporate fraud. For serious fraud cases, it’s essential to enlist the help of a specialist defence lawyer , so as to get you the best possible outcome.
If there are any specific issues that you feel you need to address, visit our dedicated serious fraud section here.
VAT and Excise Fraud
VAT and Excise Fraud is a serious offence, which is usually dealt with my HMRC. Tax evasion is taken very seriously by the authorities, and a HMRC investigation can result in bank accounts being frozen, unlimited fines and imprisonment. If you’ve been accused of VAT fraud, contact our specialist tax lawyers today.
Benefit Fraud Solicitors
The benefit fraud investigation process can be a daunting prospect, especially if you don’t feel you’ve done anything wrong. For benefit fraud legal advice and counsel, contact our specialist benefit fraud solicitors.
If a fraudulent act has been committed, the police may investigate it, no matter how large or small-scale. The fraud investigation process can be long and complex, so we highly recommend contacting our experienced team of fraud solicitors to advise you of your next steps.