Fraud is giving false information or withholding information in order to make a gain or avoid liability. If you have been accused of fraud it is essential to seek the best quality legal advice from specialist fraud solicitors as soon as possible from a firm with experience in this complex and growing area.
Our team of fraud solicitors work diligently to ensure the legal process is followed, rights are protected and appropriate actions are taken to address fraud allegations or seek compensation for victims of fraud. If you have been accused of fraud it is important to get in touch with a fraud solicitor as soon as possible to seek advice.
It can include fraud by:
Fraud by false representation is when an individual dishonestly makes a false representation, knows that the representation is (or might be) not true or misleading, and they do so with the intention of either making a gain for themselves, or to either cause a loss to another or expose another to a risk of loss.
Common examples of fraud by false representation include stealing from an employer, falsifying details to obtain a credit card, selling assets that do not exist orare not yours to sell, or giving false information on a mortgage application form.
Failing to disclose information
Fraud by failing to disclose information occurs when an individual does not disclose information to another person, despite having a legal duty to do so, with the intentions of these actions being to make a personal gain or to cause a loss for another. A legal duty to disclose information can include duties under both written and oral contracts.
An example of fraud by failing to disclose information would be making an insurance claim, but withholding key information from your insurers regarding the circumstances, which could impact on your claim.
Abuse of position
Fraud by abuse of position occurs when an individual who occupies a position of trust (such as business directors, partners, trustees, or management) in which they are expected to safeguard, or not to act against, the financial interests of another person, abuses that position and acts dishonestly with the intent for personal gains or to cause a loss for another. Fraud by abuse of position can also be as a result of omission as opposed to an act.
Examples of fraud include – fraudulent transactions, money laundering and forgery.
Investigations which involve fraud allegations can be highly complex, stressful, and sometimes span over multiple years. As a result, it is important for you to seek legal advice from the outset. Our team of experienced fraud solicitors can relieve this stress by supporting you throughout every stage of the process, from initial investigations through to police interviews and court if necessary.
Our award-winning criminal fraud solicitors can support you from initial investigations through to police interviews and court if necessary. You may also find our benefit fraud page useful.
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