Financial or White Collar Crime

Serious Fraud, Business Crime and money laundering

Whilst the issues may be simple, these offences offer a challenge to many lawyers because of their sheer scale. An ability to analyse and identify key issues within a complex factual case is key in this area of practice.

Our partners have amassed a formidable reputation in both the defence and the prosecution of these types of cases:

R v Afridee -  Immigration Fraud - Conspiracy to contravene the Immigration Act.

R v F – Alleged multi-million pound MTIC fraud

R v HK – Wine Investment fraud targeting American professionals – SFO

R v KH – Multi-million pound MTIC fraud

R v K & others - Large scale mortgage fraud and money laundering resulting from self certification. Successful defence based on banks knowingly accepting false self certifications.

R v A & others – fraudulently changing ownership details at the Land Registry, then re-mortgaging the houses without the knowledge of the householders, thereafter converting the proceeds into gold bullion (never recovered).

v R, D and Ors – Advance fee fraud prosecuted by the SFO
R v SS – Multi-million pound MTIC fraud and money laundering operation
R v K – Large-scale Hawalla banking fraud / money laundering
R v R – Cheating the revenue and money laundering on a massive scale
R v Mainstone – The UK’s largest ever currency counterfeiting case
R v Duffy – Counterfeiting of Sterling and Euros on a massive scale

R v K & others – A mortgage fraud and money laundering resulting from self certification.

R v A & others – A case involving  fraudulently changing ownership details at the Land Registry.
R v B – Mortgage fraud and subsequent money laundering.

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Offences

Confiscation and asset recovery/Restraint and Cash Seizures

Once convicted of an offence the prosecution may sometimes instigate confiscation proceedings. The law in this area is both very harsh on defendants and complex. The default period (term of imprisonment) can in some cases be far more harsh than the original sentence and clients benefit from expert representation.

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