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About Farleys’ SCU

About Farleys' SCU

Serious Fraud Solicitors

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 Farleys Special Casework Unit (SCU)

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.

Legal Services for Fraud and Business Crime Clients

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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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


Contact the Farleys SCU

Whether you are located in the Northwest of England or indeed literally anywhere else, call 0333 331 7126 to contact one of the country’s most experienced teams of fraud and serious crime solicitors. Alternatively, you can email us.

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