Fraud

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:

  • Choi v Park & Park [2019] EWHC 3191 (QB): civil fraud and conspiracy claim arising out of a commercial property deal.
  • 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.
  • Swift Advances plc v Ahmed [2015] EWHC 3265 (Ch): High Court set aside two trust deeds as transactions defrauding the creditor and intended to defeat mortgagee’s claim for possession.
  • Swift 1st Ltd v the Chief Land Registrar [2015] EWCA Civ 330: successfully represented the lender in defeating the Chief Land Registrar’s appeal against a finding of liability to indemnify the lender for loss of a cancelled charge.
  • 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.