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Fraud Prosecutions

Using the team’s combined investigative, strategic and advocacy experience, we proactively case manage private prosecutions relating to all aspects of fraud.

Adopting a pragmatic and proportionate approach, we apply the same duties and standards deployed by prosecuting bodies such as the Police, Crown Prosecution Service and Serious Fraud Office. We understand the need for any prosecution to be in the public interest and meet the relevant criteria.

We can also advise on the range of appropriate sentences following trial, including compensation orders, confiscation orders and the recovery of costs.

Fraud can affect a wide range of businesses, organisations and individuals. We can deal with private prosecutions relating to:

  • Theft
  • Dishonest employees
  • Theft by fellow company directors
  • Dishonesty & misrepresentation
  • Insurance fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Pension fraud
  • Bribery
  • Blackmail
  • Financial mis-selling
  • Cybercrime
  • Misfeasance in Public Office
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Charity fraud
  • Financial abuse & fraud of vulnerable victims

Existing law enforcement agencies, including the Police, Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office face considerable resource constraints. In turn, this means that investigating and prosecuting sometimes complex fraudulent activity is a challenge.

Crime Prosecutors offers an alternative to the conventional approach, enabling businesses, business owners and individuals to obtain redress. Pursuing a private prosecution demonstrates that the business, organisation or individual who has been the victim of criminal activity is prepared to take action, and in turn doing so will act as a deterrent to being targeted again.

Given the focused approach of a private prosecution and the expertise deployed by the Crime Prosecutors team, cases can often be progressed much more quickly than through the usual law enforcement channels.

Bringing a private prosecution can also result in compensation for the victim of the crime.

There are a wide range of fraud cases which can be prosecuted under several pieces of legislation, including

  • The Fraud Act 2006
  • The Theft Act 1968
  • The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015
  • The Bribery Act 2010
  • The Prosecution of Offences Act 1985

Bringing a private prosecution is a decision that cannot be taken lightly. There are significant financial and reputational implications to consider, as well as complex and technical legal factors. It is important to get expert legal advice from the outset before considering a private prosecution.

Given the components of the Crime Prosecutors team, we can advise on all aspects of the prosecution process from the preservation of evidence, disclosure and ongoing evaluation of the case by experienced Crown Court prosecution barristers and K.C.s.

We can also advise on the range of appropriate sentences following trial, including compensation orders, confiscation orders and the possible recovery of costs.

If you, your business or organisation have been the victim of fraud, get in touch to find out if you have the basis of a private prosecution case.

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