Fraud defence solicitors

Anne Ball

Senior Partner & LEAD CONTACT
  • Manchester
  • Clinical negligence, criminal defence
  • 0161 234 2402
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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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