Conspiracy to Defraud

EBR Attridge’s committed and tenacious serious fraud solicitors advise clients on all aspects of Fraud.  Our lawyers are competent experts at unravelling substantial and complex volumes of paperwork often associated with ‘Conspiracy to Defraud’ prosecutions. 

We have built a solid and dependable team representing individuals and companies facing all manners of allegations from ‘Conspiracy to Defraud’ to ‘Fraud’ offences charged under the Fraud Act with notable success and many cases attracting national media attention.

Fraud charges involving conspiracy to defraud can involve complex investigations and often multiple agencies are involved in bringing charges.  The ‘Conspiracy to Defraud’ allegation can apply to different types of fraud – by its nature the conspiracy involves a planned fraud between two or more people.  Examples of some of the frauds we have represented clients on are set out below;

  • Boiler room scams
  • Commercial frauds
  • Company fraud
  • Financial fraud
  • Identity fraud
  • Internet fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Pyramid investment schemes
  • Property fraud
  • Serious fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • VAT fraud
  • White collar crime

For the Crown to prove their case and thereafter obtain a conviction on a charge of conspiracy to defraud, under the Fraud Act 2006, there must be evidence that there was an agreement to commit fraud or defraud a party of their property which must be “beyond all reasonable doubt”.

Allegations of conspiracy to defraud can harm reputations and taking legal advice early can be vital in building an effective defence against conspiracy to defraud charges – as well as preventing any errors or misjudgements which may later prejudice a defendant in a conspiracy to defraud trial and any subsequent confiscation proceedings.

It is therefore vital to take expert legal advice from a specialist firm of fraud solicitors skilled in dealing with these complex and intimidating allegations, charges and prosecutions involving conspiracy to defraud.  We at EBR Attridge can confidently say we are familiar and versed with the investigatory practices of organisations such as HM Revenue and Customs, National Crime Agency, Serious Fraud Office, City of London Economic Unit, Financial Conduct Authority, Trading Standards and many more.

If you are being investigated or prosecuted, please make an appointment to see a specialist fraud Solicitor who can attend upon you by telephone, face-to-face or online.

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