What is Fraud?
Fraud describes an instance where a criminal intentionally acts deceitfully in order to gain an unlawful advantage over a victim. Fraud can be carried out by, and committed against, individuals or a business.
Do I Need a Fraud Law Barrister?
If you are under investigation for fraudulent activity, you should seek the advice of a fraud barrister immediately for the best chance of a positive outcome. It is highly advised to attend any investigative interviews with a fraud law barrister. Fraud allegations can have a serious impact on your finances, family, reputation and overall wellbeing, so it’s best to have the support and expert guidance of a specialist fraud barrister.
What is Fraud Law?
In January 2007, The Fraud Act 2006 became law, replacing the existing over-complicated deception offences under the Theft Acts and common law.
The Fraud Act simplified fraud law, and created a single offence of law which can be carried out in three different ways:
- Fraud by false representation
- Fraud by failure to disclose
- Fraud by abuse of position
Expert Fraud Advice
Based in the city of Leeds, St Pauls is a Barristers’ Chambers offering services in all areas of law, and our fraud lawyers are renowned in the legal field. We are proud to lend highly-esteemed fraud advice to our clients.
Members of chambers regularly provide fraud advice (pre and post charge/the institution of proceedings), and appear in, fraud cases of the utmost significance including:
- Advance Fee Fraud
- Asset Forfeiture
- Banking and Insurance Fraud
- Benefit Fraud
- Boiler Room Fraud
- Bribery Law
- Carousel Fraud
- Charity Fraud
- Copyright Fraud
- Corporate Fraud
- Food Fraud
- Investment Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Mortgage Fraud
- Motoring Fraud
- SFO Investigation
- Trading Standards
- VAT Fraud
Who Can Hire a Fraud Barrister?
St Pauls Chambers are pleased to offer defence and prosecution advice and representation to individuals, corporations, solicitors and government agencies. Please contact us if you’d like to enquire about hiring a fraud barrister.
At What Stage Can I Hire a Fraud Lawyer?
We gladly advise at any stage of a fraud case. Our fraud lawyers advise companies and individuals before any criminal charges are laid, in respect of both legislative changes and regulatory regimes.
While it is beneficial to be instructed early, so we are able to minimise the chances of criminal charge ever being brought, we can also advise if charges have been brought. Our fraud barrister team provide expert and focused advice on all aspects of a criminal case from restraint proceeding through to trial.
Fraud Law Barristers’ Chambers
The fraud law barristers at St Pauls Chambers are recognised legal experts specialising in the defence and prosecution of all types of fraud law, including allegations of serious fraud and financial misconduct. Fraud lawyers at St Pauls Chambers have successfully represented individuals and corporations in numerous high profile fraud and regulatory fraud law cases.
St Pauls Chambers is consistently ranked as a ‘leading set’ by the definitive independent guide to the UK legal profession (Chambers and Partners). Many of our fraud law barristers also feature year on year in the highly esteemed The The Legal 500 Directory.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our clerks if you require further assistance.
How Can I Fund a Fraud Case?
It is possible to fund your fraud case in a number of ways – with legal aid (if eligible), privately, or with insurance. For more information and advice on how much it will cost to fund a fraud case.
If you are looking for a fraud barrister, please contact our clerks to begin the process. In the meantime, browse our extensive selection of fraud-related blog posts. From common types of investment fraud to avoid to the step-by-step process of a benefit fraud investigation, we cover a myriad of fraud-related topics.
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Head of Chambers
Simon Bickler QC
Nigel Sangster QC
Richard Barraclough QC
Simon Myerson QC
Bryan Cox QC
Jane Bewsey QC
Sam Green QC
John Harrison QC
Jonathan Sandiford QC
Cameron Brown QC
Why Should You Choose a St Pauls Chambers Fraud Barrister?
We put our clients first
At St Pauls Chambers, we consistently offer our clients a complete service, wide skill set and great depth of experience in both defence and prosecution at all stages of a fraud case. Whether we are needed to minimise the chances of criminal charges, advise on charges that have already been brought, or to provide defence in court, we work closely with each one of our clients.
Once charges have been brought, we are able to provide expert and focused advice on all aspects of a criminal case from restraint proceedings (including the variation and discharge of such orders) through to the trial itself. Fraud crime trials necessarily require meticulous preparation, experience and commitment and our fraud law barristers are well-versed in managing document-heavy cases and professional clients. Members of chambers are expert in and equipped to offer detailed advice on Proceeds of Crime and civil recovery proceedings.
Our barristers are highly-ranked, recognised legal specialists
With expertise in defence and prosecution of all serious fraud and financial misconduct allegations, we are recognised as a leading set by the definitive independent guide to the UK legal profession.
Additionally, many of our barristers are featured yearly in the highly esteemed The The Legal 500 directory. Our reputation reflects our hard work, passion and commitment to our clients.
Our clients trust us
Our clients trust us to provide excellent fraud advice and represent them well. We have and continue to successfully represent individuals and corporations in numerous high-profile fraud and regulatory cases.
Members of Chambers have successfully defended in cases where prosecutions have been brought by the SFO, FCA, HMRC, National Trading Standards, and the CPS Serious Fraud Division.
Our serious fraud lawyers are committed to both defence and prosecution work. As a result, we offer our clients a wider skill set and greater depth of experience upon which to draw, whether you come to us as an individual, corporation, solicitor or government agency seeking fraud law advice.
The Latest Fraud News and Cases
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James Lake, Prosecuting Counsel for West Yorkshire Trading Standards (WYTS) and Derek Hallam of Henry Hyams Solicitors secure the longest sentence known for …by James Lake