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The role of a specialist fraud solicitor in financial crime
23 Jan 2023

Fraud is one of the most common crimes costing the government billions of pounds every year. Since the pandemic there has been a 30% increase in fraud crimes which means that fraudulent activity now accounts for almost 40% of all the crime in the UK. In the most simple terms, fraud is described as criminal activity that is carried out for financial or personal gain. This occurs at the financial loss of a victim or by depriving a victim of their legal rights. The most common types of fraud reported here in the UK occur through payment cards, remote banking, investment scams, impersonation of the police, bank or other authority, invoice and mandate scams, purchase scams and advance fee fraud.

If you are accused of any such activity then you may be placed under arrest or invited for an interview under caution. If you are arrested then the interview is essential, whereas if you are not arrested then the interview is voluntary. If you do not attend the interview it may have greater repercussions later on.  Whether you are falsely accused or you have been involved in or committed financial crime, it is essential that you contact us at ABV Solicitors immediately and speak to a member of our team.

Specialist legal advice and assistance

Here at ABV Solicitors we will delegate a specialist fraud solicitor to deal with your case. It is important that you disclose all the necessary information to our fraud solicitor so that we can understand your case and put together a strong defence. All of the information that you provide us with will be dealt with privately and in confidence. Once we have all the information we can provide you with the right legal advice and achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.

Despite being one of the most common types of crime it is also one of the most complex crimes for the police to investigate. This means that without our specialist legal assistance the process can be lengthy and distressing. We will help you through the interview, advising which questions you should answer to the best of your ability and which questions you need to avoid to prevent implicating yourself any further. We will complete all paperwork on your behalf making sure that it is done correctly and submitted in a timely manner. We will collate as much evidence as we can for your defence and help prevent your assets from being frozen or seized where possible and for high profile cases we will do our best to preserve and protect your privacy from the media.

We understand the detrimental impact that fraud or financial crime can have on your career. Our specialist fraud solicitor will take all possible steps to limit the potential damage and achieve a positive outcome for you. Here at ABV Solicitors we have an excellent reputation in defending financial crime as well as advising on tax fraud, credit fraud and money laundering allegations The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners have recognised us as a leading firm in criminal law and we can represent the full spectrum of fraud and financial crime. Contact our specialist team immediately for a discreet consultation and find out for yourself why we were recognised as one of the best law firms of 2022.

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