Fraud defence solicitors

Fraud investigations – how we can help

If you or your business are investigated for allegations of fraud, you could face a lengthy, difficult investigation, with potentially disastrous consequences. Hempsons’ criminal defence solicitors have years of experience of assisting clients facing allegations of fraud and can help with a wide range of investigations. Whether you have been accused of business crime or fraud on an individual basis, contact our fraud defence solicitors today to receive the advice, support and guidance you need.

Hempsons can assist with allegations including:

  • Serious fraud
  • Bribery & corruption
  • NHS fraud
  • Cheating the public revenue
  • Biodiesel fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Financial Conduct Authority investigations

Hempsons’ team of fraud defence lawyers can assist you from the outset of an investigation, at Police/Counter-fraud Authority interviews, through the first Magistrates’ Court hearing and, if necessary, trial at the Crown Court and all preparatory work. We pride ourselves on having an eye for detail and a forensic approach to analysing the evidence, which is essential in any fraud investigation, and will leave no stone unturned in ensuring you receive a comprehensive, robust defence to protect you and, where relevant, your business. In addition, we have longstanding relationships with some of the UK’s best barristers, and working collaboratively with them, we will go the extra mile to ensure you are properly guided through what is invariably a distressing experience.

We have particular expertise in representing healthcare professionals facing investigations by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, with all but one of the investigations we have assisted with being closed with no further action.

If you are contacted regarding a fraud investigation, it is vital that you receive expert advice at the earliest possible time. Contact Hempsons’ team of fraud defence solicitors today to receive the help you need.

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  • Chambers UK 2023
    “Adam Smith possesses a wealth of expertise in defending clients facing GDC, GMC and HCPC investigations into allegations of inappropriate behaviour, dishonesty and sexual assault. He is also noted for his representation of police officers facing claims of misconduct.”
  • Chambers UK 2023
    “He is a super solicitor – he’s incredibly organised and has a very calm manner with clients and litigation. His drafting and communication skills are excellent.”
  • Legal 500 2022
    “John Fitzpatrick “has a good eye for detail”.”
  • Legal 500 2022
    “The tireless and very clever Katherine Sheldrick is highly recommended for any person facing professional discipline proceedings, and has been a first choice for many for several years.”
  • Legal 500 2022
    “Katherine Sheldrick is outstanding; a master of the fine detail.”
  • Legal 500 2022
    “‘Hempsons’ team is committed to its clients, hardworking, knowledgeable, and empathetic to clients’ needs.”
  • Legal 500 2020
    “Surjit is a cool, calm strategist who inspires confidence in his clients and fear in his opponents.”
  • Legal 500 2022
    “Tania Francis is a qualified doctor and brings an invaluable perspective to any defence team.”