Criminal Litigation and Fraud
Our team of specialist forensic accountants regularly assist in criminal investigations and fraud cases that involve a financial element.
If you, or someone you know, has been charged, or are about to be charged in connection with a criminal or fraudulent activity that will include a financial investigation you should instruct a forensic accountant as early as possible to assist you in your case.
Criminal Defence Accountants
It is essential that to be able to best defend you in your criminal or fraud investigation there is enough time to collate the maximum information about the alleged activity to ensure that appropriate questions are asked of the prosecution and other parties involved. A prime example of where an issue can be caused is when banks are asked for copies of bank statements and cheque records as banks are often notoriously slow in processing such requests.
When a case goes to trial, assuming that the Defendant admits some burden of guilt, the sentence imposed can be influenced by the amount of money or assets that have been illegally obtained, hence why it is vitally important to accurately determine such values.
Types of Criminal and Fraud Investigations
Our team of forensic accountants can assist in financial investigations in criminal cases such as:
- Proceeds of Crime (POCA)
- Money Laundering
- Conspiracy to Supply Drugs
- Confiscation Orders
- Conspiracy to Defraud
- Director Fraud
- Employee Fraud
It can sometimes be the case that a well-planned defence can result in the prosecution case being dropped even before or during trial.
We undertake a broad range of criminal cases from high profile criminal defence solicitors and barristers across the country to assist in the financial investigation aspects of cases.
**We are also happy to undertake work in this area at Legal Aid rates.
If you or someone you know is facing a Criminal / Fraud Investigation contact a member of our team on 0113 387 5670
Alternatively you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out an Enquiry Form and a member of our team will contact you at the earliest possible convenience.