Understanding the need
for a fraud solicitor
It is important to begin by stating that most businesses and people in the UK are honest, but there have
to be consequences for those who seek to be dishonest and defraud people for their hard-earned money.
For the occasions where an individual or a business obtains money through deception, a fraud solicitor can
always be of help.
The main role of a fraud solicitor is to provide advice and representation for their clients in the hope of
gaining redress or a positive outcome for their client in any case. A fraud solicitor will represent individuals
and businesses in order to bring all the facts to the attention of the court and all other authorities that are
involved when necessary.
These fraud solicitors may carry out financial activities such as Confiscation Proceedings and other Asset
Recovery Proceedings, these actions are normally carried out when a court order has been awarded against
any business and all other avenues to try and recover any money owed have been exhausted.
There are many different types of frauds that are being investigated in the UK, all of which fall within the
working remit of a fraud solicitor. It is important for people and businesses to understand some of the
more common frauds and how they are investigated. Please keep in mind that at the heart of any fraud is
intent. For example, a business stating something they know to be untrue to gain money that they may
not be entitled to otherwise would demonstrate deceitful intent.
HMRC tax investigations
Every business or working individual in the UK must pay a fair amount of tax to the HMRC; however, there are
times when some people may try to pay less by making a wrongful declaration of earnings at the end of a tax
year. This may trigger an investigation into the tax affairs of a business, company or individual.