business crime & regulatory

 

Corporate Fraud

Corporate fraud and its investigation are reported to be on the increase given the global economic climate. It may be some years before these investigations result in arrests and charges.

Our expert team is experienced in handling widespread and involved investigations, often involving somewhat antiquated offences. In 2007 our team succeeded in having the case against our client stayed for an abuse of process on grounds of delay, in relation to a multi-million pound VAT fraud discovered in the wake of the collapse of national menswear chain Ciro Citterio.

We can also advise businesses on internal fraud including whether or not matters should be referred to the police for investigation. We know that involving the police in suspected fraud can have commercial implications, especially if any allegations do not result in conviction.