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Fraud Solicitors in Leicester and Loughborough
Expert defence against allegations of fraud, business crime and financial crime
Fraud investigations tend to be complex, but can have serious consequences if you are convicted. It is therefore essential to speak to a specialist fraud solicitor for advice.
Being accused of fraud can have a devastating impact on your life. As well as the risk of a prison sentence , you risk damage to your reputation and the loss of your job or future career opportunities. If you are a Director convicted of fraud you are likely to be disqualified by the Court and this could prevent you from being a Director for up to 15 years.
Our expert fraud defence solicitors have considerable experience handling serious and often high value criminal investigations and prosecutions. We provide robust support for you from the very start to the end of your case.
How our fraud defence solicitors in Leicester and Loughborough can help you
We deal with all types of fraud and their associated criminal offences, including:
- Conspiracy to defraud
- False accounting
- Revenue Fraud
- Fraudulent evasion of tax, VAT or excise duty
- Cheat the public revenue
- Offences including criminal property
- Bribery offences
- Corporate fraud and money laundering
- Fraud by false representation
- Fraud by abuse of position
- Fraud by failing to disclose information including bankruptcy
- Benefit fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Bank fraud and financial crime
- Insurance fraud
- Identity fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Online fraud and cyber crime
- Boiler room fraud
- Ponzi schemes or pyramid schemes
The Fraud Act 2006 means a fraud investigation can arise from a wide variety of sources. We regularly handle prosecutions brought by a wide range of authorities and organisations, including:
- The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
- HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
- The Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
- Trading Standards
- The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
- The Insolvency Service
- The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
- Local Authorities
Why choose Johnson Astills’ fraud solicitors in Leicester and Loughborough?
Our reputation demonstrates our exceptional client care. You can be safe in the knowledge that we will provide a robust defence ensuring the best possible outcome on your behalf.
Our criminal law experts have years of practical experience representing clients facing criminal investigations and prosecution for fraud offences. Our team includes qualified Police Station Representatives and Higher Court Advocates who can provide advice and support at every stage of the process, from police station interviews to trials in the Magistrates’ Court or Crown Court.
If you or someone you know has been arrested or invited to the police station for a voluntary interview, we are just one phone call away. Once you get in touch, we can travel to provide advice in-person, including at short notice and out-of-hours.
We’ve been awarded the Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation in recognition of our skills as well as the Lexcel legal practice quality mark for our client-centred approach and excellent legal practice management.
Our Head of Crime, Michelle Harding, has nearly 15 years’ experience representing clients at the police station and in the Youth, Magistrates’ and Crown courts.
Our Managing Partner and Senior Crown Court Advocate, Helen Johnson has over 25 years’ experience of dealing with serious criminal defence work. She has won a number of awards for her skills, including the Solicitor Advocate of the Year in the National Law Society Excellence awards (2015-16).
Michelle and Helen are supported by a highly experienced team all dedicated to achieving the best possible results for their clients.
Get in touch with our fraud solicitors in Leicester and Loughborough today
If you or someone you know has been arrested or invited to the police station for a voluntary interview under caution, we recommend that you do not answer police questions about an alleged offence without speaking to us first. You are entitled to free legal advice while at the police station.
We offer a 24 hour police station representation and out of hours court hearings service, so we can help you when you need us the most. Get in touch as soon as possible to discuss your case with a friendly member of our team.
We offer fixed fee standalone advice if you are under investigation and require advice on potential outcomes. Please contact us for more information.
If you are required to attend Court you may be eligible for Legal Aid, but if not we offer a range of flexible fee options to suit your needs, including proportionate fixed fees where possible.