In publicly funded cases of business crime and commercial fraud, only UK law firms that have been awarded membership of the Specialist Fraud Panel (formerly the Serious Fraud Panel) and the Very High Cost Cases Panel, and are therefore perfectly placed to provide clients with the necessary expertise to deal with such cases.
Farleys Solicitors LLP is one of a relatively small number of specialist law firms appointed to the Specialist Fraud Panel and the Very High Cost Cases Panel. Led by Partner Paul Schofield, our business crime and commercial fraud solicitors have undertaken fraud defence work in many high profile prosecutions and therefore understand the disruption that a fraud investigation can cause to both your personal life and your business. As a client-focused law firm, we go out of our way to minimise the effects of any business related legal action on you, your family, employees and co-workers.
How specialist fraud solicitors can help
Since the Farleys business crime and commercial fraud unit was established in 2000, cases have involved complex commercial agreements, detailed workings of insurance law, accounting standards, company law and procedures and import regulations.
One of our fraud solicitors will attend at any time any police station (or Serious Fraud Office or HM Customs) interviews with you, whether the interview is voluntary or following arrest. Your solicitor will help you to prepare, and will offer advice during the course of the interview, advising when to answer a question and when to exercise your right to remain silent. Having an experienced solicitor to defend you against fraud charges or allegations will ensure that you present the strongest fraud defence possible – which will critically involve knowing when to speak and when not to speak.
We can also provide legal advice if you have your assets frozen or seized as part of an ongoing fraud investigation.
Assessing the evidence of business crime and fraud
The complexity of business crime cases also requires access to the very best experts in many areas including accounting, telephony, forensics and advocacy. We have this access and it can make all the difference between conviction and acquittal. Our evidence gathering includes approaching witnesses, assembling documentary evidence and conducting computer forensic investigations in order to follow the trail of communication and evidence – even across multiple sites and between very many people.
Our in-depth involvement in business crime and commercial fraud cases has enabled us to establish a close working relationship with Queens Counsel and barristers and other legal experts who do make the difference between winning and losing.
To arrange a consultation or to speak with a Business Crime or Commercial Fraud Solicitor, please e-mail Farleys Solicitors LLP or call us now on 0125 460 6090. You will receive an immediate response.