Under the Fraud Act 2006, prosecuting authorities have wide-reaching powers to bring forward prosecutions for financial crimes, with the corresponding penalties often being incredibly serious.
Being found guilty of fraud, or any other financial crime, could leave you at risk of serious fines, irreversible reputational damage and, in some cases, prison time.
At Carson Kaye we have unparalleled experience in defending various cases prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the City of London police and the specialist fraud teams at the Crown Prosecution Service.
As such, our expert team have established a firm reputation for providing robust advice and representation on these matters, with a strong track record of success.
When instructed, we can carefully guide you through every aspect of your case and advise you on the best course of action to secure a positive outcome, including avoiding prosecution wherever possible.
We are regularly instructed in cases that involve the following:
- Insider dealing cases
- False accounting
- Fraudulent trading
- Missing Trader Intra Community frauds
- Boiler room operations including land banking, carbon credits, wine and gold frauds
We are also at the forefront of new offences that are prosecuted under the Fraud Act 2006, the Bribery Act 2010 and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
We frequently receive instructions from individuals and corporate bodies, providing comprehensive legal advice for every case. We work with skilled and innovative counsel who complement our lawyers to offer the very best advice.
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Our Expertise with Fraud and Financial Crime
Fraud and Financial Crime Investigations
Being subject to a fraud or financial crime investigation, whether that be on an individual or commercial scale, can be incredibly disruptive. As you may be aware, the corresponding penalties for financial crimes can be severe, which illustrates the importance of having an experienced legal team on your side from the outset of an external investigation.
When instructed, our fraud and financial crime solicitors can work alongside you to help clarify your rights and the most effective way to facilitate an investigation. We will provide thorough and detailed support at every stage so you know exactly where you stand and what is likely to happen next.
It should be noted that, in some specific circumstances, it may be in your best interests, or the interests of the company you are representing, to self-report fraud to a relevant agency. This approach could allow you or your business to avoid prosecution or keep penalties to a minimum.
Self-reporting can also help to keep matters private and keep any disruption to your commercial operations to a minimum.
Self-reporting fraud or financial crime may not always be the right option. Our fraud solicitors can work alongside you to advise you on your situation and whether self-reporting is the correct approach.
If you or your business are facing prosecution for fraud, or another financial offence, having access to tailored legal advice and representation is non-negotiable. The right legal support could mean the difference between avoiding prosecuted.
Our fraud solicitors will take the time to meticulously prepare your defence case so that every relevant detail is covered, working alongside highly-knowledgeable counsel to provide you with the best possible advice for your case.
We can also be by your side to represent you during any court proceedings that take place, giving you the assurance that you will be left in the safest pair of hands.
Why Work with our Fraud and Financial Crime Solicitors in London?
At Carson Kaye, we want to counter the ‘stack high, sell cheap’ formula that has unfortunately prevailed for a number of years. Instead, we strive to provide high-quality representation, offering detailed strategic advice while building genuine relationships with all of our clients.
We are Tier 3 ranked by leading client guide The Legal 500, providing independent recognition of our skills and expertise in handling criminal law matters, including fraud and financial crime.
We have established a strong track record of success in a wide range of sectors, including in relation to fraud and financial crime.