Fraud


Fraud offences


Our fraud solicitors are specialists in supporting and defending individuals or businesses accused of committing fraud. Our extensive experience of SFO, HMRC & POCA Investigations provides certainty that our fraud solicitors in Sheffield, Leeds, or York will provide the best legal advice no matter where you live in England or Wales.

Fraud solicitors – specialists in defence representation for all fraud offences


To discuss your requirements please contact Jeremy Scott on 07971520407.

If you have been accused of serious fraud, have been arrested, or have been informed of an investigation, you need specialist advice. Your business may also be held criminally accountable for the actions of an employee where it can be shown there was a failure to prevent or detect white-collar crimes such as money laundering and fraud.

We have a wealth of experience across a wide spectrum of cases in this area and have a proven track record of successfully defending individuals and businesses against fraud, including allegations of serious fraud. No matter what the circumstances are, our team of expert fraud solicitors will support you throughout the investigation to find the best possible outcome.

In high-value fraud cases, the prosecution will often move to seize, restrain or confiscate your assets long before any charges have been brought. This can have a devastating impact on you, your family, and your business. Our fraud defence solicitors will always be proactive in our response to these potentially disruptive steps and strive to avoid or minimise the repercussions.

If you or your business is facing a serious fraud investigation, engaging the services of Lupton Fawcett offers you the optimum chance of achieving a positive outcome.

What is fraud?


An act of fraud involves using deception or dishonesty to get an unfair advantage.

Under The Fraud Act 2006, many offences are defined where the intention is “to make a gain for one’s self or another, or to cause loss to another, or to expose another to a risk of loss.”

There are three main types of fraud:

  • Fraud by false representation
  • Fraud by failure to disclose information when there is a legal duty to do so
  • Fraud by abuse of position

Some examples of fraud offences are:

  • embezzlement;
  • bank fraud;
  • credit card fraud;
  • cyber fraud;
  • counterfeiting and forgery;
  • identity fraud;
  • insurance fraud;
  • mortgage fraud;
  • pension fraud;
  • property fraud; and
  • serious high value fraud (SFO).

How we can help


Our fraud Solicitors are specialists in assisting individuals or businesses accused of all types of fraud. Department Head, Jeremy Scott – has over 30 years’ experience in criminal defence and has been involved in a wide range of fraud cases. We understand the pressure and worry a fraud investigation puts all those involved under so we’ll be with you throughout the process to ensure that you understand what’s happening, what your options are, and what the likely outcome will be.

We will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected, have the case dismissed with the minimum disruption and exposure whenever possible, or to minimise the effects of being found guilty if that’s the case.

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