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Serious Fraud Solicitors

Cartwright King’s department of business crime and fraud solicitors is one of the largest and most highly rated white collar crime teams in the UK. Our lawyers are routinely instructed in the largest and most complex allegations of serious fraud and financial crime. 

We understand that the individuals facing those allegations have often spent a lifetime building up a business and a reputation that can be lost in an instant. We know the pressure and the strain that these allegations create and will guide you through the process, ensuring that at each stage you have the information and advice you need to empower you to be able to make decisions that are in your best interests.

Free initial telephone consultation

It is important to seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity as these matters are usually very complex. To speak to our team, please call 0808 168 5550 or alternatively please email and we’ll call you back.

At Cartwright King we provide robust defence to all allegations of fraud and financial wrongdoing. We have vast experience of the full spectrum of financial crime having dealt with investigations by:

  • Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
  • HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Financial Services Authority (FSA)
  • Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA)
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • The Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
  • The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)
  • National Crime Agency (NCA)
  • City of London Police (COLP)
  • Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
  • Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)
  • Local Authorities

We can offer you the appropriate advice to enable you to protect your position at any stage of your case, from the earliest stages of an investigation, through to confiscation and appeal. Our longstanding experience in this field ensures that we have access to a network of leading experts in various disciplines such as computer forensics, statistics and accountancy to assist us in preparing your case whatever the requirements may be.

Our team is made up of both solicitors and experienced counsel, which means that we can provide an exceptional level of legal support n house. Should your case require it, we also have strong relationships with leading external barristers and Queen’s Counsel and we are well placed to assist you in selecting the right barristers to represent you.

Our experience

We have unrivalled experience in defending many high profile investigations and prosecutions. Further details of specific experience can be found through following the links above.

Our experience ensures that we are adept at defending cases aggressively, challenging all aspects of the allegation and the evidence upon which the Crown relies at every stage. Our aim is always to try to win cases as early as possible, by resolving investigations without charge or, if charges cannot be prevented, prior to a trial.

Our reputation

Our Business Crime team is large, highly regarded and able to provide high quality cover wherever you are based. The UK’s leading legal services directories, the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners rate our team highly across the jurisdiction:

We are ranked as a Tier One fraud firm by the Legal 500 in both the North West where we are said to be “pre-eminent in serious fraud matters”, the East and West Midlands and we are recommended for our presence in both Yorkshire and Humberside and London where we “offer an outstanding level of service”.

Chambers & Partners rank Cartwright King in Band One for Financial Crime in the regions and also ranks us highly in London. According to Chambers our strengths are “communication, you are always kept in the loop, they give a complete synopsis of what’s going on and how the prosecution views the matter and you are always part of the team.” 

Individually, Head of Business Crime Sundeep Soor and the “simply outstanding” Lesley Burrows are rated as “elite leading lawyers” whilst the “highly regarded,” Andrew Cant and “rising star” Gary Broadfield are also recommended.

Laura Pinkney is praised for her “excellent judgment” and senior team members John Allchin and John Speight are also highly rated. Mark Fowler has a “masterful grasp of the detail and the ability to retain complex information”.

Mark Hopwell and Richard Cornthwaite whose “depth of knowledge and judgment are outstanding” are also recommended. 

Finding a team of lawyers with this experience is rare, but at Cartwright King we have a team on hand with the expertise to defend your rights and to assist you wherever you may be based in the UK or abroad.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, our team of Fraud solicitors are adopting Skype video calling to continue providing excellent legal services to you.

How to Make Contact

Sundeep Soor is the Head of Fraud at Cartwright King and Richard Cornthwaite is the head of White Collar Crime in London. Their teams are on hand to assist whenever you need advice or assistance.

To get in contact please phone us on 0808 168 5550 or alternatively email and we’ll contact you.

Cartwright king are able to assist wherever you are based whether in the UkK or abroad. We also have offices in Birmingham, Bedford, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Northampton, Nottingham and Sheffield.

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