Including civil and criminal aspects of mortgage, investment and tax fraud, asset recovery and confiscation.

Members have also acted for local authorities in relation to benefit fraud.

Notable cases include:

  • A v B Ltd (High Court, Ch Div, 2015): defence of company in a  fraudulent misrepresentation trial concerning land in the Cayman islands; settled after 8 days of trial;
  • Lincolnshire CC v Iftakhar Ahmed  (Lincoln Crown Court, 2014): successful prosecution of a large scale retailing operation selling counterfeit  training shoes  and clothes from market stalls ; defendant was imprisoned for 30 months  and made the subject of a £680,000 confiscation order;
  • R v Blake (2013): defence of a financial adviser alleged to have made fraudulent representations to the Financial Ombudsman Service about advice given to one of his clients
  • Swift 1st Ltd v Chief Land Registrar 31st January 2014, High Court Ch Div (unrep, currently on appeal to CA): forged signature on mortgage deed; mortgagee entitled to indemnity from Chief Land Registrar through losses suffered through rectification of the register; claim not defeated by overriding interests of purported disponor;