Fraud and Financial Crime
Fraud and Financial Crime
Old Bailey Solicitors have a long history of successfully defending clients facing allegations of fraud, money laundering and other financial or business offences. Our London Office is situated on the Old Bailey opposite the Central Criminal Court where many of the largest and most complex cases of this nature are heard. As such, we are routinely instructed to represent individuals and corporate clients who are seeking an experienced and specialist service.
Complex fraud cases are unlike any other. The sheer volume of evidence demands a different and more methodical approach. The key is to analyse the evidence, identify key issues and present these in a way that is digestible for a jury. We aim to present you with core evidence and explain its relevance in the context of your case. This is a collaborative approach where your involvement is appreciated and encouraged. By bringing our expertise to a team that includes you, we aim to attack the prosecution case and advance yours.
You can expect a comprehensive case plan, updated as the case progresses. You will know the tasks being undertaken on your behalf and the timetable for completion. There will be regular meetings to discuss progress and to review tactics. In addition, we would want to involve you in the choice of junior and leading advocates. Our objective is to produce a defence package that you can trust and which will give you the best chance of success in court.
How we can help:
- Tax evasion
- Missing Trader Intra-Community Fraud (MTIC)
- Fraudulent trading
- Securities fraud (insider trading)
- Insurance fraud
- Benefit fraud
- Money laundering
- Theft by employee
- Possession and use of counterfeit currency
- Corporate manslaughter
Old Bailey Solicitors also have considerable experience of advising on and tackling Restraint Orders (which prevent a suspect from disposing of assets while a case is investigated and/or prosecuted) and Confiscation Proceedings (where the prosecution seek to obtain the perceived benefit of any criminal wrongdoing under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002). See our news article here.
What should I do if I am being accused of a financial crime?
If you are facing an allegation of fraud, money laundering or another type of financial offence, request an appointment with a member of our experienced team. It doesn’t matter whether you have already been interviewed by the police or whether you have already received some legal advice. We will provide you with a considered and objective assessment of your case and advise you how best to defend yourself. Contact us by email here or call 020 7846 4999.