Civil fraud cases can be complicated.
If you think you have been the victim of civil fraud, or are facing civil fraud allegations, it is crucial to seek expert legal advice as soon as possible.
Our civil fraud solicitors can advise on how to retrieve any monies or property acquired as a result of fraud.
Civil Fraud Expertise
Frauds usually occur over several years. Those responsible will often go to extreme lengths to cover their tracks and avoid detection. Therefore, a rapid and decisive response is essential to successfully recover lost assets and protect your business and commercial reputation.
We have solid experience in pursuing and defending all types of civil fraud claims, including:
- breaches of fiduciary duty
- breaches of trust
- dishonest assistance
- fraudulent misrepresentation
- unjust enrichment
Our team acts for both claimants who have been the victims of fraud and defendants against whom allegations of fraud and dishonesty have been made.
Victims Of Fraud
We have the expertise to investigate fraud at the early stages and use the full range of relevant legal tools available to protect, trace and successfully recover our clients’ missing assets.
Various interlocutory measures are available to individuals who have been the victims of fraud and wish to secure and recover assets quickly.
The primary nuclear weapon is a Freezing Order, designed to locate stolen money and property and prevent the dissipation of assets. We regularly apply for and successfully obtain Freezing Orders, often at short notice, on behalf of our clients.
We can also advise clients who wish to pursue civil remedies where a criminal prosecution for fraud is not desirable or has not been made.
Defendants Accused Of Fraud
Freezing Orders can also significantly impact individuals as access to funds may be denied.
We can advise clients on their obligations under such orders and help access funds to meet personal, legal and business expenses. If you or your company need to contest a Freezing Order, our team will be able to help advise you on your available options.
We also complement the work of our business crime and regulatory team, who defend individuals and companies faced with criminal prosecutions for fraud.
Why Choose Monan Gozzett As Your Civil Fraud Solicitors?
Here at Monan Gozzett, our solicitors have vast experience of handling civil fraud cases, working with corporate clients and individuals.
We offer honest and pragmatic advice to all our clients, providing clear guidance about potential costs and the best legal options available.
Contact our team to find out how we can help.
Frequently Asked Questions About Civil Fraud
What's the difference between civil fraud and criminal fraud?
Civil fraud is pursued by the victim(s) through a private action in the civil courts to seek recovery of assets and damages.
Criminal fraud is a criminal offence that is prosecuted in the criminal courts (Magistrates’ Court or Crown Court). If you are found guilty, sanctions are likely to be a fine and/or imprisonment.
I’ve been accused of civil fraud – what sanctions can be imposed?
In civil proceedings, alleged victims may obtain an order that the defendant repays the money or assets taken and/or pays damages to the victim. There are no criminal sanctions imposed by way of punishment.
Should victims of fraud go straight to the police or pursue the defendant through the civil courts via a civil fraud solicitor?
If your priority is to try and recover your assets, then the best course of action would be to bring civil proceedings against the defendant. Contact Monan Gozzett’s civil fraud team to find out how we could help.