The specialist Fraud team at Kenneth M Barrow & Co, are leading experts in defending serious and complex criminal or civil fraud cases. We accept cases funded privately, by an interested third party or under the Legal Aid Scheme. We are one of a small number select practices in the country accredited by the Legal Aid Authority (LAA) to undertake work designated as Very High Cost Criminal Cases (VHCC).
We have a highly skilled defence team who have excellent relationships with nationally recognised specialist fraud Barristers, forensic accountants, telephony and computer data analysts and many other experts needed to ensure that every avenue is explored to protect your personal and commercial interests.
Allegations of fraud are likely to have a serious effect on any individual or business. People may no longer wish to do business with the company, firm or individual and an attempt may be made to freeze and then seize, the assets of those concerned. Such actions can result in a business being unable to continue even though the allegations are yet to be proved.
Kenneth M Barrow & Company are committed to taking early action in any investigation and advising on preventative steps which may be taken to resolve the investigation without the need for formal civil or criminal proceedings.
We will not simply wait for the opposition to build a case against you; with all matters of civil or criminal fraud, we begin to take preventative measures and assist you at every stage of the case.
We possess enormous experience and resources to defend any fraud case, anywhere in the country and our Lawyers have experience of civil or criminal fraud involving specialist economic crime units at New Scotland Yard, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Financial Services Authority (FSA), Trading Standards Departments, Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and Department of Work & Pensions (DWP).
We recognise that major fraud often involves substantial volumes of evidence, multiple defendants and a vast array of technical data. Our team have the best case management system, an enormous understanding of technical evidence commonly relied on in such cases and are trained to have thorough knowledge of the law surrounding serious fraud investigations for VAT / Income Tax Evasion, Advance Fee Fraud, Conspiracy to Defraud, Making False Representations, Banking Fraud, Carousel Fraud, Mortgage Fraud, False Accounting, Boiler Room Fraud, Money Laundering, Insider Dealing, Benefit Fraud, Computer Fraud, Counterfeiting, Credit Card Fraud, Forgery, Fraudulent Investment Schemes, Identity Fraud, Insurance Fraud and Pension Fraud.
We have acted in substantial high profile cases over the years including those in which alleged criminality spanned in foreign jurisdictions involving the UAE, Cyprus, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Switzerland, South Africa, Belgium, USA, Afghanistan, France, Iran, Spain and Pakistan. We understand that being the subject of an investigation is a stressful time for our clients and choosing the right Lawyer is of paramount importance.
We offer free, no obligation consultations to discuss your case and provide preliminary advice. Please contact us and speak to a member of our crime team for a confidential discussion.