International fraud solicitors in Brighton
The Fraud Act 2006 re-defined fraud as a criminal offence in the UK. Now, fraud can simply be expressed as utilising deception to gain an unfair advantage, whether than be pecuniary or otherwise.
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It is a very wide definition which means that a lot of behaviour that in the past might not have been considered criminal or have a very narrow meaning now comes under the remit of fraud. This means that many human actions or behaviour can result in a fraud charge.
Our fraud solicitors have a great deal of experience of representing clients who have been charged with theft, fraud or another type of dishonest behaviour. We have worked on cases that involved vehicle registration issues and also multi-million pound frauds regarding EU grant money and a range of offences.
Fraud offences often carry a great deal of public interest, especially if the person arrested or charged is a high-profile individual with various business aspects. We can also give you advice in how to assist in that area and deal with that element, which can prove to be very difficult.
We have experience in looking analytically at finance or using forensic accounting in order to disprove guilt or show to the CPS that the numbers just don’t add up.
If you are being investigated or prosecuted for a fraud offence, having a dishonesty conviction as part of a criminal record can have serious implications later on in life, such as with your career. If you are a professional or work in finance, we know that the FCA and likely your regulatory body take a dim view on accusations of dishonesty. Our fraud solicitors can work with you to ensure that you protect your position.
Warning – police interviews: If you have been asked to attend a police interview, it is vital, in our opinion, that one of our fraud solicitors attends with you. Please do not think that just because you have “nothing to hide” it is appropriate to face a professional detective, in a recorded interview, alone. If you are in any doubt, please call us.