This practice has gained very substantial experience over many years in providing advice and representation to clients prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office, Serious Fraud Crime Units of the Police, the Department of Trade and Industry, HM Revenue & Customs, the Financial Services Authority and other regulatory authorities.
Prior to any Court proceedings, we provide advice and representation during the investigatory stage of such matters. We represent clients in respect of mortgage fraud, VAT fraud, carousel fraud, boiler room fraud, MTIC fraud, money laundering, pension fraud, revenue, and tax fraud.
It is our experience that such investigations, for example, into mortgage fraud, VAT fraud, MTIC fraud and money laundering, and the associated Court proceedings, are very protracted in their length and require detailed, expert and specialist knowledge and representation. The firm has acted in many of the most complex high profile of cases prosecuted in England and Wales.
The firm acts for many professional advisors in relation to this type of fraud, such as solicitors, accountants, and mortgage brokers who find themselves the subject of mortgage fraud and money laundering investigations, or other types of commercial fraud allegation.
The firm is a member of the VHCC Panel (Very High Cost Case Panel) which is a panel of solicitors able to undertake serious and complex cases of crime and commercial fraud under the Legal Aid Scheme.
Recognising the need for defence solicitors specializing in commercial fraud work to jointly respond to changes in practice and funding arrangements, Allan Maidment founded the Serious Fraud Association several years ago and was the inaugural Chairman for a period of three years. He is currently the Vice Chairman.
Allan Maidment and his expert team of solicitors and barristers have an outstanding reputation in this field.