Fraud

187 Fleet Street’s barristers are internationally recognised as leaders in fraud work.

Whether acting for the leading prosecution agencies, such as the SFO, or mounting a defence for individuals and corporations, our barristers are acknowledged as being at the forefront of specialist fraud cases.

We are specialist fraud barristers with a formidable domestic and international reputation. Having acted in some of the largest and most complex fraud trials in recent times, we provide comprehensive advice, effective strategies and powerful advocacy in cases which require an acute attention to detail and forward-thinking, expert lawyers.

Our catalogue of cases includes: the Guinness share-trading fraud, the Blue Arrow trial, the London City Bond tax fraud, the Cheney pension fraud, the Dome fraud, the SFO pharmaceutical cartel investigation and MTIC fraud Operations Vitric, Venison, Carina, Devout, Euripus and Inertia) as well as the Kittel tax fraud litigation in the civil tribunals and courts.

Complex, document heavy cases where reputation, finances and liberty are at risk are our domain.

Our barristers deliver a first-class service to corporate and individual clients across the range of offences relating to fraud and financial crime. Our clients include small, medium, large and multinational corporations, businessmen, accountants, solicitors and financial advisors.

We strive to protect our clients’ reputation and long-term financial interests by drawing on teams of specialist fraud barristers.

Members of Chambers’ regularly act across the range of fraud investigations, including:

  • Criminal Fraud Investigations
  • Civil Fraud and Regulatory Proceedings
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Investment Fraud
  • Insider Dealing
  • Tax Fraud
  • MTIC Fraud
  • VAT and Excise Evasion
  • Bribery and Corruption
  • Price Fixing
  • Cartels and Competition Investigations
  • Counterfeiting and Forgery
  • Payroll Fraud
  • Identity Fraud
  • DWP Benefit Fraud

Our experience in serious criminal and civil cases means that 187 Fleet Street is able to offer a 360-degree service to clients who find themselves the subject of a serious fraud investigation.

As the primary prosecution authorities increasingly resort to the use of wide-ranging civil, regulatory and disciplinary powers, we are perfectly positioned to respond to and defend all allegations of corporate wrongdoing. 187 Fleet Street draws on a wealth of experience to provide clients with a widely respected, high-quality approach to civil investigations in defending clients’ assets and reputations.

Chambers’ expertise in fraud, is acknowledged by our contribution to the leading text in this field, Fraud: Law Practice and Procedure, by world-class legal publishers, Butterworths and LexisNexis.

To instruct a barrister or discuss your case further, Chambers has a dedicated clerking team led by our Senior Clerk, John Pyne.

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