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Fraud Solicitors in Derby

Investment Fraud

With nearly two decades of experience in complex, high-value fraud cases, at Cartwright King Solicitors, we offer world-class criminal defence for clients in Derby and the East Midlands. As a top-ranked Legal 500 law firm, we have a team of specialist fraud solicitors with the skills and knowledge to represent you whether you are facing charges against you or your business. 

To secure the best possible outcome for you, we act quickly and efficiently to protect your interests and your reputation. You can contact us at any stage of your case, whether you are still under investigation, facing fraud charges or looking at a court trial. With face-to-face and virtual consultations offered whenever you need them, Cartwright King is always by your side. 

Contact our fraud defence lawyers today on 01332 346 111 or send us your query via our online enquiry form to benefit from a  FREE, no-obligation telephone consultation with a fraud solicitor in Derby. 

How Cartwright King Derby can help

Over the years, Cartwright King Derby has successfully represented private and business clients in Derby and the East Midlands in a broad spectrum of criminal matters related to fraud and tax allegations.

Our expertise covers all types of fraud and we commonly work on cases regarding charges such as (but not limited to):

HMRC Tax Investigations

Investigated by the HMRC? Being the subject of a tax fraud investigation can be a daunting and sometimes invasive experience. The HMRC has the right to gain access to your confidential financial data and send enforcement officers to enter your premises without notices at any time. During the investigation, your assets may be seized or frozen which may have a debilitating effect on your business.

When you are represented by Cartwright King Derby, you have peace of mind knowing that our team of expert fraud solicitors is just a call away. We are here to defend your rights and ensure that the investigation process has as little negative impact on you as possible.

Our tax specialist can assist you not only with investigations by the HMRC but also when you are being investigated by other national or international agencies.


Free, Initial, No-Obligation Consultation

Facing fraud and tax allegations against you can be challenging both personally and professionally. To best assist you in such difficult times, here, at Cartwright King Derby, we give you a free, initial telephone consultation* with a fraud solicitor.  

During this fully confidential telephone conversation, we get the chance to:

  • Get to know you and your situation
  • Find out more about the charges you are facing 
  • Talk about your options and how we can help you 

This first consultation is also a perfect opportunity for you to get a feel for who we are and how we work so you can make an informed decision on whether you want to hire Cartwright King Solicitors Derby to represent you. As this is a no-obligation conversation only, you don’t have to continue working with us after the call if you don’t want to and you don’t owe us anything. 

*Please note that this is a “get to know you” call only and no in-depth legal advice will be offered at this time. 

Why Choose Cartwright King’s Fraud Solicitors in Derby?

Established in 2006, Cartwright King Derby offers reliable legal representation in all types of fraud and tax cases. Working with a team of seasoned fraud solicitors, we are recognised by Legal 500 and we have a proven track record of success. 

Our team will be with you every step of the way until your case is resolved, from the initial investigation all the way to trial in court. We begin our relationship with you with a free, no-obligation consultation as we are committed to offering you the best possible legal advice for your specific circumstances. Our calm and professional approach allows us to find resourceful solutions to complex legal matters and we protect your reputation with complete discretion. 

Our legal offices in Derby work in partnership with our fraud defence team in Nottingham to support our clients in the East Midlands with legal advice over the phone and remote video consultations, as well as in person. 

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Frequently asked questions.

Why is it important to hire a specialist fraud solicitor?

Facing fraud and tax allegations can have a significant negative impact on your and your business’s reputation, as well as on your financial situation. With a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison for serious fraud charges, having a specialist fraud solicitor represent you gives you the best chance of achieving a positive outcome and limiting the damages caused by fraud legal matters.

What are the most common types of fraud offences?

Fraud charges can apply to a large number of different legal matters but some of the most common types of offences our fraud solicitors in Derby regularly advise clients on include:


  • Insurance Fraud – This covers fraudulent activity on all types of fraud, including  life insurance, car insurance, pet insurance,  home insurance, medical insurance and more
  • Credit Card Fraud – Any theft or fraud involving credit cards, such as cloning/skimming a card, stealing or using a stolen credit card and selling stolen credit cards 
  • Investment Fraud – This is a serious corporate fraud offence where people are defrauded of their money through a fraudulent investment scheme, such as a pyramid scheme, Ponzi scheme or boiler room fraud
  • Bribery and Corruption – Bribery, whether it involves giving or accepting bribes is one of the most common types of fraud. Planning to offer or ask for a bribe is also a criminal offence
  • Cartel and Fixed Pricing – This type of fraud occurs when competitors agree to set a minimum price for goods or services to control the market or to prevent other competitors from gaining access to supply 
  • HMRC Tax Investigations – If your organisation is suspected to be underpaying taxes, the HMRC can launch a tax investigation and audit your books without notice


What to expect from a tax investigation?

If the HMRC decides to start a tax investigation into your business, they have the right to access information about your tax activities and finances, such as:


  • The tax you pay
  • Your accounts and tax calculations 
  • Your Self Assessment tax return for a given year
  • Your company Tax Return
  • Your PAYE records and returns if you are an employer
  • Your VAT returns and records if you are VAT-registered


Some of the most commonly investigated types of businesses include medical practices, restaurants, construction, property rentals and buy-to-lets. In the Midlands where HMRC has created special investigating teams that look into hidden wealth and the used motor trade.

What is an interview under caution?

If you are suspected of committing a crime, you may be called into the police station for an interview under caution. It’s a formal interview with a law enforcement officer at the start of which you are officially cautioned about your rights and the implications anything you say may have in the future. 

You could be asked to take part in an interview under caution voluntarily or you might be placed under arrest. Either way, the best thing to do is to call your fraud solicitor in Derby immediately for advice. This helps ensure your rights are protected and that you avoid self-incrimination. 


Do you offer legal aid?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer legal aid for fraud cases. However, our legal team works with open and transparent pricing, so simply call us for an initial, no-obligation consultation, free of charge and to discuss how we can help you and what legal costs you may expect in your specific case. 

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    Jonathan always took the time to listen to my questions and concerns, he was always attentive, caring and highly professional. The court process was lengthy, and throughout it all Jonathan ... Read more Highly recommend
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    Chet Desai is amazing. Great support and advice. He even attended a meeting with me at very last minute. Highly recommend
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    Sherena Lawrence has provided excellent support throughout my application for Indefinite Leave to Remain. At every step of the process, she explained in detail what needed to be done. Sherena ... Read more Great help with the ILR application
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