Serious High Value Fraud Defence Solicitors - Manchester
If you or your business is facing allegations of serious high value fraud, it is essential that you contact a legal advisor before you make any important decisions. Draycott Browne has successfully represented and advised clients in serious high value fraud cases since 1998.
Allegations of this nature can be extremely damaging to a company or individual so immediate specialist advice is vital in order to protect your rights, your business and your reputation.
Our solicitors know how to approach to the complexities of each case and we will use our wealth of experience to gain the best possible result for you. We will deal with the authorities on your behalf and advise you on what to say during this critical time.
If you have been accused of serious fraud and need specialist advice from qualified solicitors, call Draycott Browne today on +44 (0)161 228 2244.
What is serious high value fraud?
Fraud is the act of deception for financial or personal gain. For high value cases, that personal gain must represent a substantial amount. This type of offence is typically at the expense of another individual, business or organisation.
Crimes considered serious high value fraud include the following:
- Investment fraud - such as share scams and pyramid schemes
- Corporate fraud - such as asset stripping and fraudulent trading
- Bribery and corruption - such as political or corporate corruption
High value fraud is committed though one of three deception methods:
- Providing false information
- A failure to disclose information
- An abuse of power
High value fraud cases are often high profile due to both the seriousness of the crime and the amount of money involved in the case. Our solicitors have first-hand experience of dealing with high profile cases of public interest and will work tirelessly and discreetly to protect your rights during this time.
Who will investigate your case?
If you are under investigation or are currently facing charges of fraud, your case will be dealt with by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), an independent government agency that works closely with the police. They investigate and prosecute serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption.
The SFO will look for any incriminating evidence that will support their case against you, and use any evidence found to prosecute you, so it is vital that you seek the immediate help of skilled legal professionals who have the technical expertise to deal with all the information as efficiently and quickly as possible.
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR SERIOUS HIGH VALUE FRAUD
In the most serious fraud cases, lengthy prison sentences can be given along with hefty fines. The court will take into consideration the financial harm and impact done to the victim. It will also consider any factors beyond financial loss that may have an impact. For example, where money has been generated fraudulently to fund large-scale organised crime that targets vulnerable people, such as the supply of drugs or human trafficking.
How we can help
Specialist knowledge and expertise in serious high value of fraud is essential when seeking someone to act on your behalf in these cases. Draycott Brown can guarantee you a highly skilled and experienced team who will liaise with the SFO and the authorities on your behalf and help you understand what to say should you be asked for any information. We have 20 years experience of dealing with key enforcement agencies such as:
- HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
- The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
- The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
- The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
- The Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
We will also deal with any highly complex areas of the case, robustly challenging any evidence made against you. We have a formidable reputation right across the industry for defending cases of serious high value fraud, with a tenacity and attention to detail, which will help us provide you with the best and most effective defence available.
If your case goes to court, we will provide you with the first class, quality representation that you and your business deserve, so that you feel reassured, knowing you have the best possible legal team behind you.
CONTACT OUR FRAUD TEAM TODAY
Our team of experienced solicitors offer services within Manchester and throughout North West England. Due to the seriousness and complexity of high value fraud cases, it is essential you have access to experienced legal experts who will guide you every step of the way. Call our serious high value fraud team today on +44 (0)161 228 2244.