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High Value Civil Fraud

What is civil fraud?


Civil fraud is a term used to describe a range of claims where one party uses misrepresentation, deception or dishonesty to obtain an advantage over another party.

  • The following causes of action fall under the umbrella of civil fraud: Tort of Deceit/fraudulent misrepresentation
  • Unlawful means conspiracy
  • Unjust enrichment
  • Dishonest assistance
  • Knowing receipt

The following causes of action often feature allegations of fraud:

  • Breach of trust/confidence
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty

Civil fraud litigation is complex and expert representation is vital to ensure that a party achieves its desired outcome  is We have considerable experience representing claimants and defendants in civil fraud claims, and act for both corporate clients and individuals.

What remedies are available in civil fraud claims?


Civil fraud claims are usually brought by a party to recover losses that they say they have incurred due to the fraud.  There are a wide range of remedies available to successful parties including:

  • Recovery of assets
  • Account for profits where there has been a breach of fiduciary duty or confidence
  • Rescission of contract
  • Damages

We are regularly instructed in cases involving:

  • Defendants/claimants across multiple jurisdictions
  • Worldwide freezing injunctions
  • ‘Boiler room’ fraud allegations
  • Unauthorised collective investment schemes and other investment fraud allegations
  • Supplier fraud allegations
  • Procurement fraud allegations
  • Invoicing/double-invoicing allegations
  • Mortgage fraud allegations
  • Advance fee fraud allegations
  • Breach of trust/confidence in context of employment/partnership/deputyship.

Why should I instruct Brett Wilson LLP?


In short, to ensure that you have the best team fighting for you and to maximise your prospects of success. Our work and client care is of the highest standard.  Every matter has partner involvement. Where it is necessary to go to court we work with a range of the top KCs and junior barristers.

At the outset of your case we will conduct a cost benefit analysis with you and talk you through your options. We offer honest and pragmatic advice to our clients.

Our civil fraud solicitors act for both corporate clients and individuals

How do I instruct Brett Wilson LLP?


You should contact one of our team to discuss your case and arrange a preliminary consultation.  At the consultation, we will advise you on the proceedings, talk through the relevant practical and legal issues, and set out your options.  We will review relevant documentation ahead of the consultation.  The consultation will help you understand your position and allow you to make an informed decision about what action to take.

Consultations take place in our London office or by Teams, Zoom or telephone.  To request a consultation please send us an emailcomplete our online enquiry form or calling us on 020 7183 8950.  If emailing or using the online form, please provide a short outline of your situation.

Where possible, we recommend that you contact us before asserting any claim.

Details of the cost of a consultation will be provided following your enquiry.

Please note that we do not undertake civil fraud work on a contingency basis and no public funding is available.  We generally only act in high value disputes (where the value of the claim exceeds £100,000).  We regret that we are unable to assist where you are not in a position to fund litigation.


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