Farleys Solicitors has one of the most experienced teams of business crime and serious fraud solicitors in the UK. As one of the earliest successful applicants to the Serious Fraud Panel when it was set up by the Legal Services Commission (LSC) in 2000/2001, we have worked on a comprehensive range of serious fraud and criminal law cases throughout the country, often with international dimensions.
We created the Special Casework Unit (SCU) as a specialist department with the task of handling the defence of clients accused of significant personal and business crimes. Our fraud and serious crime solicitors have experience of handling cases involving everything from massive frauds to murder and terrorism.
In January 2008, the LSC formed a national panel of solicitors with the requisite experience and resources to defend clients in very high cost cases (VHCC). Farleys met the stringent qualifying standards and were invited to join the VHCC panel, allowing us to continue to handle cases involving the most complex, extensive and severe examples of fraud and business crime.
The SCU is composed of a number of distinct teams of serious crime solicitors, each specialising in key areas of criminal law.
The unit was established over ten years ago in order to ensure that complex, specialist and serious criminal cases were dealt with by a department with the necessary resources and experience to provide clients with the highest standards of representation.
The SCU aims to become involved in cases pertaining to serious fraud, business crime or any other serious crime, at the earliest possible stage, ideally prior to interview by the Police, SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency), HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs), SFO (Serious Fraud Office) or any other Government agency. We will thereafter provide sustained and vigorous legal advice and attention throughout the course of the case.
Our vibrant Criminal Law Department is experienced in tackling criminal defence work and commercial litigation as a result of serious fraud. Solicitors involved with the SCU are capable of working in all areas, that is with the Police, Magistrates, Crown Courts and Courts of Appeal on behalf of their clients.
Our expertise and experience in the field of serious fraud and business crime includes:
We represent clients all over England and Wales, please see the map below for a selection of our recent work.
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