If you or your business is under investigation for fraud, or suspect fraud is at play, call our fraud lawyers right away to find out how we can help. We can direct you through each step of a fraud investigation, and ensure the best outcome for you or your organisation.

Fraud investigations can be highly disruptive and negatively impact your or your business’ reputation.  Our expert team can help you limit the operational and reputational impact for your organisation. We’ll advise on how to co-operate with regulators and the police to leave your business in the best possible position both during the investigation, and moving forwards.

If a criminal case does follow from an investigation, we can defend and support you all the way. A fraud conviction can have serious consequences for both individuals and businesses. Our lawyers will ensure that the police, regulators and courts treat you fairly.

We can also investigate your business for fraud ourselves if you suspect that you’ve been a victim. This discreet option leaves you in full control and keeps you fully informed before getting the authorities involved.

Whatever side of a fraud investigation you’re on, finances are often a concern. That’s why we offer a range of flexible funding option to help you cover your legal costs. We also work with clients funding their case through legal expenses insurance and legal aid.

From start to end, we’re always transparent about the likely costs of your case, and we’ll give you regular updates throughout. And we’ll work efficiently to keep your costs as low as possible at every stage.

Whether you’re a victim of fraud or you’re facing a fraud allegation, you deserve help from specialist lawyers you can depend upon to protect you. We know that fraud investigations don’t stick to normal office hours, so our team are available 24/7 – get in touch any time on 0808 271 2602.

What Sort Of Fraud Can We Help With?

‘Fraud’ covers a wide range of complex offences, including:

Fraud by false representation: Purposely making a false statement for personal gain, or to damage someone else in some way. One example is releasing untrue information about a product or service to get customers to buy it, or not buy it.

Fraud by failing to reveal information: When you don’t reveal important information that you must disclose, by law. For example, when a company doesn’t record its expenses in order to hide how much money they’re making, and avoid tax.

Fraud by abuse of position: When a person is in a position to protect the interests of another person or company, but instead abuses their power. An example of this is would be a CEO using private company information for their own financial benefit.

Our lawyers can help if you’re under investigation for any of these types of fraud, or if you’ve been a victim of them yourself. We get to work right away guiding you the investigation from start to finish.

We can give you practical advice on:

  • Debit or credit card fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • False accounting
  • Tax fraud and HMRC investigations
  • Insider trading
  • Money laundering
  • Confiscation proceedings
  • Serious fraud
  • Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs)
  • Self-reporting corporate fraud.

How Can We Help?

Though it’s best to get in touch as soon as possible, our specialist team can help you at every stage of a fraud investigation. We frequently help with preparing for and attending interviews, gathering evidence and representing you at a trial if necessary. And we always tailor our strategic and tactical advice to match your company’s commercial goals and your specific circumstances.

With years of experience and detailed specialist knowledge, we can help you navigate every step so you know exactly how to proceed. Our understanding of these investigations and of law enforcement lets us strategize with you to gain control of the situation.

If your company has been the victim of fraud, we can conduct internal investigations to uncover the fraud within your company. Then we’ll advise you on who to report to and what the authorities will likely do. We make sure you’re ready for every stage.

We also work closely with our commercial litigation team to bring civil fraud claims to recover assets impacted by fraud. If you believe that you’re victim of fraud, it is often better to bring a civil fraud claim first before trying for a criminal case.  Civil claims are often faster than criminal cases and can give you a better chance of recovering lost assets. And because our lawyers are running the case rather than the authorities, you stay in control throughout.

Fraud investigations can put a lot of stress on you and your company, so we know you’ll want to be able to reach us at any time. This is why we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0808 271 2602.

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?

Our advice is realistic, cost effective and tailored to your business. Working with experienced lawyers like us opens up your options and gives you more control.  If you’re being prosecuted, investigated, or just worried about being investigated, you’re going to want the best legal team.

Our team have a lot of experience helping businesses with fraud, so we understand all the angles and pitfalls that you may encounter. Our advice is always clear and we speak your language, avoiding legal jargon so you understand every step we take.

Fraud investigations are very complex and often cross over with other areas of the law. Depending on your organisation’s needs and the type of fraud involved, you may need advice from a range of experts, such as our employment law, reputation management or commercial litigation teams.

We understand that cash flow may be difficult if you’ve been affected by fraud or are under investigation. You can benefit from our flexible funding options to help you get the legal representation you need.

We also have offices all over the UK and have an extensive international network, so our lawyers can help wherever you’re based.

If you or your business has been caught up in fraud, or a fraud investigation, give us a call. We can get to work helping you right away – speak to us now on 0808 271 2602.

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Clients describe the team as "very responsive and highly knowledgeable."

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"Every member of the crime team prepares each case thoroughly. They have an astounding ability to work through large volumes of material and prepare working schedule which make their cases accessible. They are very hard working and their criminal trial preparation more closely resembles what one would expect from a highly funded civil case."

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“Depth of experience. IM have worked on many of the major fraud, financial services, cartel and money laundering cases and done so to an exceptionally high standard.”

Legal 500, 2022

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