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:
- Halsall & ors v Oasis Land Development 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;