Being accused of any fraud can be extremely worrying and stressful. However, our solicitors can advise and support every step of the way.
Our team is available 24 hours a day and can be by your side representing you and your case.
An individual is guilty of fraud if they are in breach of three main fraud offences:
- Fraud by false representation – a representation may be express or implied. It is false if it is untrue or misleading and the person making it knows that this is, or may be, the case.
- Fraud by failing to disclose information where there is a legal duty to disclose it.
- Fraud by abuse of position. Abuse of position applies where a person occupies a position in which they are expected to safeguard, or not to act against, the financial interests of another person. A person may abuse that position through an act or omission.
Types of fraud are as follows:
- Advance Fee
- Customer Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Cyber Fraud
- Financial Investment
- Charity Fraud
- Banking & Credit
There are a variety of defences for individuals charged with fraud based on the circumstances of each specific case. The most important step in determining what defences are available to you; this can be achieved by hiring an experienced lawyer who can properly assess your case.