For those who believe that they have been the victim of fraud, the priority is usually to reclaim the money that they have lost as quickly as possible. When fraud is discovered or suspected the first steps that you take are critical. It is therefore vital to seek professional advice at the outset so as to avoid any unnecessary delays in proceedings.
What types of fraud cases are you familiar with?
The term ‘fraud’ covers a large range of offences. Whether you are defending a claim or bringing a claim against another party we can offer you advice on:
- Abuse of position
- Money laundering
- Dishonest assistance
- Unlawful means conspiracy
- Knowing receipt
- Breach of trust/contract/fiduciary duty
- Fraudulent trading under the Companies Act 2006
- Offences under the Bribery Act 2010
- Restraint and Confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
- Market abuse under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
Regardless of the case, we are always mindful that our clients will wish to bring about a swift conclusion to cases so as to avoid any wasteful costs. We will endeavour to bring about the fastest possible conclusion to your matter whilst maintaining our meticulous standards of work and high level of client care.
What sanctions can be imposed on a defendant of a civil fraud case?
In civil proceedings, an effective victim may acquire an order that the defendant repay the money/assets taken and or pay damages to the victim. There is no sanction by way of punishment.
I am a victim of fraud – should I report the matter to the police or pursue the defendant through the civil courts via a civil fraud solicitor?
The chief concern is if you want to try and get your money back then you will need to bring civil proceedings against the defendant.
If you wish to bring a civil fraud case forward, contact JMR Solicitors for a swift conclusion on your case. We offer the best way to deal with the matter whilst being as supportive to your needs as possible.