Defending civil fraud claims
We have extensive experience in defending individuals who are the subject of civil fraud claims.
'Civil fraud' is an umbrella term that can cover many different types of claims ('causes of action'), including:-
- Unlawful means conspiracy
- Money laundering
- Unjust enrichment
- Dishonest assistance
- Knowing receipt
- Breach of trust
- Breach of contract
- Breach of fiduciary duty
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 frauds allegations
- Procurement fraud allegations
- Invoicing/double-invoicing allegations
- Mortgage fraud allegations
- Advance fee fraud allegations
- Breach of trust in context of employment/partnership/deputyship
Many civil fraud claims begin with the claimant seeking and obtaining a freezing injunction. These orders can be particularly draconian, both in terms of limiting a defendant's access to funds and also in terms of the urgent disclosure obligations they may impose on a defendant.
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. Expert representation in this field is vital in order to formulate the appropriate strategy and achieving the most favourable outcome.
Our work and client care is of the highest standard. Every matter has partner involvement. We work with a range of top barristers, to suit most budgets.
In cases where there are parallel criminal investigations or proceedings, our knowledge of the criminal law means we are perfectly placed to consider:
- The potential prejudice to one (or both) sets of proceedings and the safeguards available to both courts.
- Representations/applications for stay/adjournment of civil proceedings pending the outcome of criminal proceedings.
- Any chilling effect on the right to silence, privilege against self-incrimination and burden on the Crown caused by parallel proceedings.
- The interplay between civil freezing injunctions and criminal restraint orders.
- The consequences of restraint orders and confiscation orders for civil claimants
How do I instruct Brett Wilson LLP?
Get in touch with one of our civil fraud solicitors by sending us an email, completing our online enquiry form or calling us on 020 3925 1318. If emailing or using the online form, please provide a short outline of your situation.
Where possible, we recommend that you contact us before responding to any claim.
Costs information will provided following your enquiry.