Serious Fraud Solicitors

The Fraud and Financial Crime Team is headed by specialist fraud lawyer & partner John Hartley. John has built up a wealth of experience over the years having advised individual and corporate clients on a spectrum of investigations brought by various government agencies and private bodies.

The Financial Crime Team is made up of a number of partners with considerable experience in complex and often high profile cases. The team is supported by talented and experienced solicitors.

Recent cases that the team have advised on include:

  • High profile allegations of bribery & corruption;
  • LIBOR investigations;
  • Whistleblowing;
  • Financial services offences (ie breaches of the Financial Services & Markets Act);
  • Company, commercial and Insolvency Act offences;
  • Directors disqualification;
  • Immigration visa fraud;
  • Diamond & precious metal investigations;
  • Carbon credit fraud;
  • Rare earth fraud;
  • Cigarette smuggling;
  • Tax evasion & diversion frauds (VAT, income tax, PAYE etc);
  • Telephone ‘vishing’ frauds;
  • Mortgage fraud;
  • Land bank fraud;
  • Investment fraud;
  • Restraint orders (discharge & variation)

As well as providing a service to individuals, the team regularly advise companies on investigations which may be carried out by a range of regulatory bodies. We are able to provide a bespoke service for any business and are able to quickly respond to any unannounced searches (dawn raids).

Download our Dawn Raids guide.

Download our Serious Fraud leaflet.

You can speak to us in confidence by calling 0800 437 0080. Alternatively you can contact us using the online enquiry form and we will call you. If the situation is urgent then we can be reached outside normal office hours on: 07659 111 192.

Our Serious Fraud Solicitors are backed by four decades of experience. Our legal practice and team of London Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving favourable client outcomes. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.

Meet the Serious Fraud Team

John Hartley is head of the Fraud and Financial Crime Team and is an expert in the field having worked on serious and complex crime from qualification. John is able to draw on the many facets of fraud that he has experience of and effectively thread that knowledge into his advice to corporates and individuals alike.

John is very approachable and is dedicated to ensuring all of his clients receive the advice and assistance that is required.

Raj Chada has built a solid reputation representing clients involved with serious and complex bribery and corruption investigations. He has co-authored a book on the subject. Raj has advised clients in relation to the BAE bribery investigation and has been instructed by FTSE company directors accused of bribery to secure contracts. Many of the cases he has worked on have cross-jurisdictional aspects.

Ruth Harris has expertise in the defence of serious and complex fraud and has been ranked for this work by the Legal 500 and described as “analytically minded”. Her extensive experience includes defending cases alleging money laundering and conspiracy to defraud. Her recent caseload has included the LIBOR investigation.

Graeme Hydari has an extensive knowledge of fraud related investigations and money laundering which have recently included advising in respect of Money Services Bureaus, “Phoenixing” Companies, Fraudulent Trading and Work and Pensions “benefit fraud”. Graeme also regularly advises on VAT offences and cash seizure & forfeiture.