Fraud travels under many names: Commercial Fraud, Corporate Crime, White Collar Crime, Authorised Push Payment, invoice fraud, phishing…
It can be internal, with a director or employee [betraying trust and harming from within…]. It can be external, with an unknown third party breaching security and ghosting emails. It can be sophisticated, it can be the most simple of tricks.
The results for most victims of fraud will be the same: you will want someone’s head on a stick, and you will want to track what has been stolen and recover your losses. You may have reputational risks to consider, and you may have more than one target to pursue: your own bank may have been negligent, and a receiving bank or party otherwise passing on your stolen funds may also have questions to answer.
We also have considerable experience when it comes to pursuing and defending ‘Commercial Fraud’ disputes. This broad category of disputes, involve deliberate actions that amount to dishonest or criminal conduct and, include claims relating to decieit, conspiracy, dishonest assistance, breach of contract, breach of trust, and breach of fiduciary duty. In view of the seriousness of alleging commercial fraud, we will always assess whether it is possible to bring your claim on an alternative basis which may be easier (and more cost effective) to pursue.
Regardless of the type of fraud (or potential fraud) that is relevant to your dispute, our approach will be grounded in the clearest possible understanding of what you are trying to achieve and the formulation of a bespoke strategy that fits within your parameters. With a candid approach to prospects of success, costs and timeframes, we have a reputation for adding value with pragmatic and commercial advice. And we deliver results on high-profile and complex disputes that are critical to you, whilst providing a responsive and personable service in what can be a high-stress environment.
We have represented businesses and individuals, within the UK and outside it, in a wide variety of fraud disputes that relate to a diverse range of sectors from oil and gas through to financial services