Leading Fraud Defence Solicitors, Manchester and Mayfair
Individuals facing allegations of fraud can be seen at our Manchester or Mayfair offices. Olliers is ranked as a top tier fraud firm in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500. Directors Matthew Claughton and Richard Holliday both have in excess of 25 years experience of defending fraud investigations and prosecutions.
Anyone facing an allegation of fraud is likely to be going through one of the most stressful and anxious periods of their lives. Our specialism extends to prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office, The Department of Trade and Industry, Trading Standards departments, HMRC and the Crown Prosecution Service.
Commercial Fraud Allegations
Our experience includes defending allegations of fraud against banks, insurance companies, charities and local authorities. We have dealt with allegations of corruption and bribery, boiler room, pension fraud, account take over fraud and allegations of fraud against the NHS. We have acted for Company Directors, Solicitors, Accountants and other professionals. We offer representation in all types of fraud prosecution throughout the country.
Specialist Fraud Lawyers
Few if any lawyers in the country can match Richard Holliday’s experience of defending HMRC prosecutions which dates back well over a decade. The firm, and indeed Richard were involved in most of the large scale Midlands based operations in the early millennium including Shepherd, Ginseng, Emmersed, Dossal, Divert, Foxtrott and Euripus, together with more recent involvement in operations Gelling, Vaulter, Vita, Nanobot and Quick Silver. Nationally, few firms come with any comparable experience.
Both Matthew and Richard have extensive knowledge in defending Serious Fraud Office investigations and SFO powers under section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) 1987. Richard and Matthew are regularly singled out for mention by the Legal 500 and Chambers Guide. Matthew is ranked as a top tier fraud practitioner by the 2016 Legal 500 and is also the Modern Law Awards Lawyer of the Year 2015 and the Manchester Legal Awards Partner of the Year 2015.
The firm is particularly experienced in advising clients whose assets have been restrained particularly in more complex cases. We have had notable successes in varying and discharging complex orders avoiding the often draconian impact a restraint order can have. We are also experienced in dealing with cases involving Management Receivers, often appointed in large scale investigations. We acted in the Court of Appeal case which lead to the Capewell Guidelines and which deals specifically with the role of Management Receivers in such cases.