Being accused of serious fraud or a business crime can have serious implications in every aspect of your life. As well as potentially receiving a lengthy prison sentence, prosecution could damage your personal and professional relationships, damage your business and/or hinder your future career.
At Wells Burcombe, our specialist fraud defence solicitors have substantial experience handling complex and high value fraud and business crime matters. Our senior-led team has a wide range of expertise advising individuals at every stage of the criminal justice process, from initial investigation and pre-charge advice to fierce court representation. We also have a team of highly skilled criminal appeal lawyers who can provide assistance if you or someone you know requires post-prosecution advice.
Our serious fraud and business crime expertise
We advise individuals across London, Hertfordshire and the wider south east England area. Our clients also come to us from further afield for our independently recognised expertise, including Reading and Manchester. We regularly represent a wide range of individuals, including company directors, high level executives and corporates and have extensive experience handling prosecutions from various authorities and agencies, such as:
- The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
- The Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
- The City of London Police
- HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
- The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
- The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
- The National Crime Agency (NCA)
Why choose our serious fraud solicitors?
Our team has been independently recognised as one of the top criminal defence teams in the South East by prestigious client guide, the Legal 500.
We also have a wide range of professional accreditations and memberships in recognition of our expertise, including:
- The Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation
- The London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association
We take a practical approach to serious fraud defence and our service is defined by our personal touch and ability to tailor our advice to suit your individual circumstances. We understand how incredibly distressing being faced with prosecution for a serious fraud offence can be.
As part of our dedicated service, we take all possible steps to limit damage to our clients’ reputations and always seek to swiftly bring the investigation to a close. With us on side, our clients have the best possible chances of avoiding criminal charges altogether.
Amongst our talented team, we have Partner, Alan Burcombe, who has handled many high profile and multi-million pound frauds over the years. Partner, Ravinder Khumra, also specialises in all types of complex business and white collar crime which include FCA matters.
Our team includes qualified police station representatives and duty solicitors who can represent individuals at the police station, at short notice and out of hours wherever needed. We have a number of qualified Higher Courts Advocates and a qualified barrister, Philip Kazantzis, who has nearly 20 years’ experience handling complex fraud cases. We also enjoy close relationships with a number of specialist criminal defence barristers’ chambers whom we can instruct to represent you in court if necessary.