Theft, Fraud & Dishonesty
“When it comes to fraud, this team is fantastic… at the forefront of the market.”
BCL is a recognised market leader in criminal defence work and financial crime investigations and has a wide range of experience in all types of fraud cases.
In addition to BCL’s expertise in Serious Fraud, the team has a wealth of experience in representing and successfully defending individuals subject to investigations and prosecutions carried out by UK enforcement agencies and prosecuting authorities in relation to allegations of theft, fraud and dishonesty. We provide rapid, effective expert and strategic advice and representation to protect clients’ positions and their reputations.
Our advice and representation covers the range of offences under the Fraud Act 2006, including fraud by false representation; fraud by failing to disclose information; fraud by abuse of position; possession of articles for use in fraud and obtaining services dishonestly. We also represent those under investigation in relation to allegations of theft, including theft from employer and payment evasion offences.
We are experts in advising clients prior to interview, responding to requests for the production of information and assessing the legality of such requests, as well as challenging requests where it is considered appropriate. We also have a proven track record in persuading prosecution authorities not to bring criminal proceedings and if charges are ultimately brought, preparing our clients’ for trial proceedings.
Police Station Advice
A person who is arrested or required for interview under caution has the right to seek legal advice from a solicitor. For many individuals, reputation is particularly crucial. Expert legal advice from the outset can mean the difference between being arrested and being interviewed voluntarily…
Proceeds of Crime
The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”) provides a broad range of powers to the police (and other law enforcement authorities) to block, freeze, restrain, or seize assets on the basis of their connection with alleged offences or offenders…
Bribery, Corruption & SFO Investigations
We have unparalleled experience advising business owners, company directors, senior executives, employees and companies in connection with Serious Fraud Office (SFO) bribery, corruption and serious fraud investigations.