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Serious Fraud

Serious Fraud Solicitors London

Serious Fraud Solicitors

We understand the traumatic effect an investigation for fraud can have on you, your family and your business. At the heart of what we do, is a passionate determination to fight your corner every step of the way to secure the best possible outcome.

Our serious fraud solicitors take pride in a proactive and hands-on approach to cases from the very outset. We know from experience that early interventions of this kind can deliver outstanding results and prevent an investigation from going any further. You will find our serious fraud solicitors to be friendly, approachable and highly professional. We combine a bespoke service tailored specifically to your needs, with technical abilities of the highest quality. Clients trust us and recommend us, which is why most of our instructions come from personal referrals. We fight for what is right; it’s built into our DNA. It’s what we’ve always done and because it’s important to you, it’s important to us.

Download our Serious Fraud leaflet, or get in touch if you are facing investigation by any of these enforcement authorities:

  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • Serious Fraud Office
  • Department for Business Innovation and Skills
  • National Crime Agency
  • Crown Prosecution Serious Casework Section
  • Other regulatory bodies

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 nearly 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.

An excellent reputation, recommended by clients and peers

Raj Chada

Raj Chada is a key partner in the team and focuses on fraud and regulatory work. Raj is an expert on bribery and corruption matters, having been involved in the BAE corruption enquiry, as well as several on-going Serious Fraud Office investigations. He is a Higher Rights Advocate experienced in representing clients in the Crown Court. Raj is currently co-writing a book on bribery law. He has drafted anti-bribery compliance procedures and provides training seminars on the Bribery Act.

Chambers describe Raj as a “hugely admired solicitor advocate”, “clients say he is extremely articulate and very approachable.”

Legal 500 says “Raj Chada has an uncanny knack of spotting the key issues at the start of a case”.

Clients say: “The help I received from Raj has been exceptional”, “Raj’s work was outstanding – thorough and professional”.

Samira Noor-Khan

Samira Noor-Khan has been a partner in the team since 2010 and advises on all aspects of a case from the initial investigation through to defence at trial.

Samira is known for her careful case preparation as well as her attention to detail. Samira understands the traumatic effect investigations have on her clients and offers to meet clients as often as possible to explain the case and put them at ease throughout the process. She strongly believes this approach helps the clients understand the procedure and prepares them to give evidence.

Samira has previously worked on a large immigration fraud as well as cases involving credit card fraud. She has recently defended a client charged with conspiracy to convert criminal property to the value of €312 million.

Clients say: “I was very happy with the service I received from Samira and want to say thank you very much for your help”

Ruth Harris

Ruth Harris has been a partner in the team since 2010 with particular expertise in the defence of serious and complex fraud. She has extensive experience in defending cases alleging money laundering and conspiracy to defraud. She regularly advises in relation to asset seizure and confiscation.

Ruth is a Higher Rights Advocate and is committed to tenacious representation in cases both private and publicly funded. Her approachable manner, hard work and impressive advocacy are frequently commented upon in client feedback.

Clients say: “The help I have received from Ruth was exceptional”

Daniel Godden

Daniel Godden has been a partner in the team since 2012 and has developed extensive experience and a strong reputation in the defence of serious and complex fraud cases. The cases which Daniel Godden has acted in relation to are often reported in the media due to their high profile and complex nature.

Clients say: “Reassurance, professionalism, expertise”

  • What's the process?

    Whatever your need, our team of highly experienced Fraud lawyers can provide you with the help and advice you need.

    The steps to take to get the advice you may need:

    1. Contact one of our experienced team, either by telephone or email. For queries about the process freephone 0800 437 0322.
    2. We will provide you with a free initial assessment in the first instance. For queries about the process freephone 0800 437 0322.
    3. We will arrange a time to meet to discuss your needs and particular situation in greater detail. For queries about the process, freephone 0800 437 0322.

    We can be contacted outside of office hours on 07659 111 192 and you will be put through to one of our dedicated fraud lawyers.

    We’ll ensure that the solicitor you deal with is the right match for your specific situation, helping you find the best possible resolution during a stressful and often sensitive time.

  • Meet the team

  • FAQs

    The police have arrived at my premises with a search warrant, what can be done?

    Our specialist fraud lawyers have extensive experience dealing with raids, by the police or other investigative authorities, whatever time of the day or night. We can swiftly provide assistance at one or a number of premises in order to advise on the search procedures, scope of any warrant and the legality of the search taking place and protections available, particularly where material is subject to conditions of confidentiality and/or Legal Professional Privilege.

    I have been requested to attend the police station, but am unsure why?

    If a person is to be interviewed as part of a criminal investigation, we can advise individuals whether they are being interviewed as suspects or witnesses. The difference between the two is vital and we will ensure that you are clear from the very outset as to how you are to be treated by the authorities. We will ensure your position is protected at all times.

    I have been arrested and taken to the police station, what should I do?

    Our expert lawyers know that being proactive from the moment a client arrives at the police station, has the best chance of achieving the best outcome for the client. We will obtain information about the investigation and then advise you as to the procedure at the police station and ensure you are treated fairly throughout. We will advise you clearly as to the best strategy to adopt at the interview, including whether to answer questions or not, or whether to put forward a written statement setting out your case.

    We have an outstanding reputation for high quality client advice at the police station. Our pro-active nature ensures that the best possible outcome for the client is at the heart of all we do.

    Can I discuss my case initially with you, free of charge?

    Of course. We fully understand that you need to feel confident in your legal team, and so instructing the right team is key. We are happy to discuss your case and concerns as well as setting out how we can assist you.

    I have received a Restraint Order, freezing all of my assets, what can I do?

    A Restraint Order can be obtained before a person is charged with a criminal offence. The Restraint Order will prevent you from dealing with assets which are specified in the Order. You will be required to serve a statement setting out your income and assets. Early legal advice is vital. We can advise you on the legality of the Order, drafting the statement of assets, as well as applying to the Court for variation or discharge of the Order. A Restraint Order can have potentially devastating effects on an individual or business. We will act swiftly to ensure that any necessary applications are made to ensure that you can continue to meet living expenses and/or trade.

    I have received a summons to attend Court, what does this mean?

    A summons is the formal issuing of prosecution in the Magistrates’ Court, and it should detail a summary of the alleged facts. It will require you at attend Court on a specified date. It is important that you seek legal advice as soon as you receive the summons. If you do not attend Court when required, the Court could issue a warrant for your arrest. We will advise you as to the charges contained in the summons, as well as represent you at Court and explain how the case is likely to proceed.

    The police have seized cash from me, what can be done?

    The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 gives a police officer or Revenue and Customs Officer the power to seize cash, and then apply for its forfeiture. It can only be seized if it is £1,000 or more and the officer has reasonable grounds for suspecting that the cash has been obtained through unlawful criminal conduct or it I intended for use in unlawful conduct. Once the cash has been seized, the prosecution can only retain the cash for 48 hours before they need to apply to the Magistrates’ court for the continued detention of the cash. The Court can only grant a period of detention for a period of 6 months at any one time, up to a maximum of 2 years. You can apply, at any time, for the return of the cash. In order for the cash to be forfeited, the prosecution have to show on the balance of probabilities that that cash was obtained through unlawful conduct or is intended to be used in unlawful conduct. Early legal advice is important in order to ensure that the cash has been seized legally, and secure its return as soon as possible.