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Civil fraud cases

Civil fraud disputes

The cost of fraud to businesses and individuals runs to billions of pounds each year and civil fraud claims have consistently increased in value and number in recent years. Civil fraud usually involves a breach of trust that results in loss to the claimant.

We act for the victims of fraud and we can provide swift strategic advice that can include taking urgent action, like obtaining freezing injunctions to preserve assets, Norwich Pharmacal orders to protect and obtain evidence, search orders etc or defending applications for those types of orders. We have experience in conducting internal investigations where the fraud has been perpetrated by someone within your business.

Civil fraud usually involves a breach of trust that results in loss to the claimant.

Civil fraud is an umbrella term that covers many different types of causes of action, including:
  • Misrepresentation
  • Deceit
  • Breach of trust
  • Unlawful means conspiracy
  • Knowing receipt
  • Unjust enrichment
  • Dishonest assistance
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty

The first steps that victims of civil fraud take when the fraud is discovered or suspected are crucial. Regardless of the scale of the issue, we can act quickly on your behalf.

Our nationally ranked Litigation & Dispute Resolution team have a breadth of expertise and experience that enables them to truly understand your business and tailor their advice accordingly. We give practical and strategic advice that takes account of the commercial realities.
  • In my experience, Maitland Walker’s key strength lies in representing clients in commercial litigation who may not be familiar with the litigation process and ensuring that it is demystified such that the client can pursue the matter efficiently and effectively.
  • Sheree-Ann Virgin is fantastic to work with. She takes a very collaborative approach and is not at all adverse to rolling up her sleeves and getting stuck into the weeds of the case.
  • Julian Maitland-Walker is a seasoned hand who is the perfect partner for both clients and Counsel

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