Long firm fraud occurs when a trader sets up what appears to be a legitimate business with the intention of defrauding suppliers and customers. The fraud itself will begin some years after the business has opened, once the traders have developed a good reputation and built up a sound credit rating. The fraud typically involves the traders placing several larger than usual orders with the businesses where they have established a good credit history. Once the goods are received, the traders disappear without trace and sell the goods on elsewhere.
Long Firm Fraud Defence Solicitors
It is vital you get the best legal advice available to you if you have been accused of long firm fraud. Our knowledgeable and highly skilled fraud team are experts in their field and have successfully defended countless complex fraud cases.
It is necessary for the prosecution to persuade the jury that the defendant acted dishonestly where the accused faces charges of fraud. An act of dishonesty in law requires not only that the defendant must know that it was a dishonest, but everyday people should regard the action as dishonest. There also must be an intention to cause someone’s financial loss. This intention does not necessarily have to be the knowledge that your actions will cause someone financial loss, but can also be proved where you turn a blind eye to an action you know will cause financial loss to someone else.
Our fraud solicitors are experts in the investigation and prosecution of all types of serious fraud allegations, including long firm fraud cases. Our vast knowledge and experience have allowed us to successfully defend individuals and businesses in cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the National Crime Agency (NCA) and its Economic Crime Command (ECC), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the Specialist Fraud Division (SFD) of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the City of London Police. When facing investigation or prosecution for serious and complex fraud, it’s vital to have the support of experienced, well-respected and specialist defence lawyers who will protect your rights and interests. Our specialist solicitors at Stephen Lickrish & Associates provide a discreet service to our clients and provide the best possible defence and representation when facing serious fraud investigation and prosecution.
Long Firm Fraud Defence Solicitors Manchester
Stephen Lickrish & Associates’ expert solicitors have over 50 years combined experience and a high success rate defending clients in a wide variety of fraud cases. We are a Manchester based law firm, and serve clients across England and Wales. Contact us today by calling us at 0161 237 1913 or on 0800 988 64 22 for 24-hour legal advice. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form, and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.