Though there are many different types of fraud, any allegations or accusations made against you, however serious, can be hugely damaging to your personal and professional life, with wide-reaching effect on your family and business. But cases of financial fraud rarely focus solely on you as the accused, and can lead to investigations of business associates, friends, and even close family members.
If you’ve been accused of fraud, or face any allegations, contact MJR Solicitors today. We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get the facts, build a solid defence and lessen the impact on you, your family, and your business.
Facing accusations of fraud or financial allegations can be disturbing and worrying, so getting expert and appropriate legal advice as quickly as possible is crucial. Our team of specialist fraud solicitors have the expertise to react quickly and proactively to any accusations or allegations, helping to achieve the best outcome in all cases.
With so many different categories of fraud, ranging from serious fraud to money laundering, banking fraud, and mortgage fraud, any charges you face will depend on the facts of the case, the value of money or property taken, as well as your criminal background and history.
Any prosecution will, more than likely, delve deeply into your personal affairs and bring up past issues and lines of questioning that extend well beyond the case in hand. If you’re unprepared, it can be distressing and leave you flustered and confused. With our expert knowledge and experience in fraud cases, we’ll make sure you stay calm and confident.
Serious fraud offences aren’t limited to local or national investigations - they can even be international. When the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is involved in such large cases, they investigate serious and complicated, big-money frauds, as well as bribery and corruption.
Because of their complexity, these frauds aren’t often fully understood, and can take many months or years to be resolved. Working with our fraud defence solicitors, we can guarantee you legal counsel that is familiar with cases like this and fully prepared to confidently defend your interests during a long and stressful process.
Mortgage fraud can be carried out by professionals in the mortgage market with inside information, such as estate agents, surveyors, and banking staff, or homeowners who get a mortgage by providing false or incorrect information, or using false or stolen identities.
Our fraud solicitors can help any homeowners or property professionals who are facing any allegations or accusations of mortgage fraud before any charges are brought. We have the knowledge and experience to build a solid defence case and give you the expert legal representation you need.
Benefit and Welfare Fraud
Being in receipt of benefits can be stressful and make day to day living tough, and benefit fraud can be easy to commit, whether you know you’re doing it or not. It might be a failure to accurately inform or declare any extra income or savings, or it could be a mistake by the benefit office in your favour that goes unchallenged. As defence lawyers and benefit experts, MJR Solicitors can help avoid prosecution if you’re not guilty, and help lessen any charges if you’ve committed fraud unknowingly.
Money laundering is putting ‘dirty’ or illegally gained money through bank accounts or businesses to make it appear legitimate, or using it to buy property or businesses. Money laundering is a top issue for anyone working in the financial sector, as well as professionals and some private individuals, despite tough UK laws and regulations.
If you’re charged or accused of money laundering, you could receive a confiscation or freezing order and face a heavy prison sentence. You need to act quickly and engage with MJR Solicitors who can offer you support and expert legal advice against any investigation to minimise the damage.
Banking fraud is a collective term used for criminal offences that use illegal means to obtain money or property belonging to a bank or any of its customers. With many different types of banking fraud out there, if you’ve been accused or charged with any crime in that area, our expert lawyers have all the experience to represent you or any company.
As a deliberate attempt to manipulate or fake a company’s financial status, accounting fraud includes embellishing company income or assets, and minimising the records of any debts or outgoings, to make it look more financially sound that it really is.
MJR Solicitors have experience in all areas of accounting fraud, including embezzlement, and if you’re facing investigation or prosecution in these areas, we can give you the expert advice and you need to help you through the entire process.
Financial Conduct Authority Investigations
As the regulator for 58,000 financial services companies across the UK, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) ensures a fair, honest, and effective service from each of them. While the FCA has the authority to conduct criminal and regulatory investigations against those companies, we can help any clients that are subject to them.
MJR Solicitors are well equipped and knowledgeable in these investigations, and can offer you the best strategic legal advice, while working to minimise the disruption and any damage to your reputation an investigation may bring.