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Business Crime, Fraud and Regulatory Defence

Business Crime, Fraud and Regulatory Defence

Farleys’ Fraud and Business Crime Department was established over fifteen years ago in order to ensure that those accused of complex, specialist and serious criminal cases had access to solicitors with the necessary resources and experience, to provide the highest standard of representation.

We are committed to quality and the results we achieve for our clients are second to none. As criminal lawyers, we deal in evidence, and believe there is no better evidence of the quality of our department than the results we achieve for our clients.

Fraud and Serious Crime Defence Throughout the UK

Members of the Specialist Fraud Panel and the Very High Cost Cases Panel, our business crime and commercial fraud solicitors, led by Partner Paul Schofield, have undertaken fraud defence work in many high profile prosecutions across the UK and beyond.

We 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.

The department is highly regarded amongst legal professionals and clients alike. Our department has been a member of the Specialist Fraud Panel since its inception, something which is only achievable by those firms which demonstrate exceptional standards of serious fraud defence.

Please see the below map which covers some of our work across the UK

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Hereford CC: R v DP 2017 - client in breach of a suspended prison sentence, sentenced to a fine, suspended sentence not activated.: 52.055400, -2.715170
Worcester CC: R v LP and 8 others 2016 - Client charged with conspiracy to produce cannabis. Case against him dropped on the trial date following proactive defence.: 52.190698, -2.224215
Leeds CC: R v KF and 1 other 2017- R v KF and 1 other 2017 - large scale international multi-million pound VAT fraud pending trial.: 53.789944, -1.560632
Maidstone CC: R v JR and 10 others 2015 - class A drugs importation case, trial collapsed following legal arguments on behalf of our client, all defendants acquitted.: 51.272178, 0.534691
Stafford CC: R v DP and many others 2017. large scale conspiracy to supply class A drugs throughout the Midlands and south west of England. Trial pending.: 52.848100, -2.176360
Harrow CC: R v MP and others. 2016 - Client charged with conspiracy to defraud in relation to a letting agency. Our client acquitted following trial.: 51.566670, -0.333330
Southampton CC: R v GQ and others. 2016 - Large scale, cross county class A drugs conspiracy.: 50.941582, -1.472281
Preston CC: R v DW and others. 2016 - Conspiracy to kidnap and conspiracy to commit GBH. Trial collapsed and all defendants acquitted.: 53.774575, -2.701062
Nottingham CC: R v DA and Others. 2017 - conspiracy to commit theft – ram raids. POCA proceedings withdrawn.: 52.974203, -1.164711
Southwark CC: R v ND and 6 others 2016 - very high value revenue fraud / conspiracy to cheat concerning film schemes.: 51.467160, -0.060600
Old Bailey: R v AS 2017 - a former high ranking public official to be tried for alleged data protection offences.: 51.515830, -0.101910
Blackfriars CC: R v AF and 1 other 2017 - - large scale fraud involving many credit cards and bogus companies. Trial pending.: 51.502428, -0.100116
Chester CC: R v AB and 3 others 2017 - high value fraud involving wholesale compromising of credit card facilities. Trial pending.: 53.207393, -2.881343
Court of Appeal - Various appeals against convictions and sentences pending.: 51.514100, -0.113300
Carlisle CC: R v BW and 2 others 2016 - case involving systematic theft of high value Pirelli tyres. Client acquitted after trial.: 54.889669, -2.934311
Newcastle CC: R v KO 2015 - - client charged with rape, acquitted after trial.: 54.987630, -1.633844
Murder Trial Acquittal: 53.856800, -2.169120


What legal advice can you provide?

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. One of our fraud solicitors will attend 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.

We can also provide legal advice if you have your assets frozen or seized as part of an ongoing fraud investigation.

What expertise do the team have?

The complexity of business crime cases requires access to the very best experts in many areas including accounting, telephony, forensics and advocacy. Our extensive involvement in business crime and commercial fraud cases has enabled us to establish these contacts, along with a close working relationship with Queens Counsel, barristers and other legal experts who really can make the difference between conviction and acquittal.

Contact a Business Crime, Fraud, and Regulatory Defence Solicitor

To arrange a consultation or to speak with a Business Crime or Commercial Fraud Solicitor, please email Paul Schofield, Bridgette Hibbert Sian Hall or Laura Walmsley and we will respond to you immediately.

Alternatively, call us now on our 24 hour emergency number 01254 606050, or leave your details below and we will call you back.

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