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Fraud Solicitors in Leeds

Cartwright King Solicitors is an established fraud defence law firm recognised by the Legal 500. Our team of expert fraud solicitors have an excellent track record of successfully resolving complex fraud and tax-related cases for our clients in Leeds and Yorkshire, as well as across the UK. 

Specialising in serious fraud offences, our specialist fraud lawyers offer reliable legal advice to both individuals and businesses who are facing allegations of fraud. We are here to support you at every stage of your case, whether you have been arrested, you are under investigation or you are fighting a fraud charge in court. 

Our extensive experience in dealing with charges such as bribery, corruption, price-fixing, investment fraud, credit card fraud, internet fraud and more, allows us to stay calm under pressure and provide you with the right legal advice to obtain the best possible outcome

If you are looking for an expert team of solicitors in Leeds to represent you in fraud or tax-related cases, contact us on 01234 263263 to benefit from a FREE, no-obligation telephone consultation with Cartwright King Solicitors. 

How Cartwright King Leeds can help

Having worked with multiple clients in Leeds and West Yorkshire, Cartwright King’s fraud defence solicitors have an outstanding reputation in the region. We can assist you with fraud-related matters whether you are looking at minor fraud charges against you as an individual or serious corporate fraud allegations. 

Our fraud team advises clients remotely and in-person on issues such as:

Fraud & HMRC Tax Investigations

Being investigated for fraud or tax allegations can be extremely disruptive to your business operations and it can put you under a lot of pressure. HMRC can launch a tax investigation at any point gaining access to all your accounts and confidential information. Also, when you are being investigated for fraud, both national and international agencies may be granted access to your data, enforcement officers could enter your premises unannounced and your assets may be frozen or seized. 

Cartwright King guarantees you have an experienced fraud solicitor in Leeds by your side to ensure your rights are protected during the investigation and that the process causes as little disruption to your day-to-day activities as possible.  

Free, Initial, No-Obligation Consultation

Choosing and appointing a child care solicitor is a vital step in your legal proceedings. In order to have the best possible chance of achieving a favourable result, you need to have a good rapport with your solicitor. At the heart of this relationship must be trust. At Cartwright King, we understand this importance and, therefore, offer all potential clients the chance to speak to our solicitors before they make a decision.

Within your FREE introductory, no-obligation telephone conversation, we will:

  • Ask for more information about you and your case
  • Gain an understanding of your childcare position
  • Touch upon the options available to you

Your call is treated with discretion and confidentiality and, of course, is completely free of charge. We want you to use this call as an opportunity to see if our professional child care solicitors are right for you. Don’t worry if not, there is no obligation to appoint our expertise.

*Please remember this call will not include any legal advice or strategy. It is, instead, a good-will “get to know you” conversation.

Why Choose Cartwright King Leeds?

The Cartwright King Leeds branch opened its doors in 2015 and we have been representing clients in the area since then, in partnership with our closest fraud defence team which is located in our Manchester office. Our fraud specialists can offer advice not only in person but also on the phone and via video conferencing to provide you with access to legal advice whenever you need it. 

We take a strategic approach to dealing with serious fraud allegations and we implement years of experience into building a legal defence that protects your best interests and secures the optimal outcome. We also understand the importance of discretion and swift action when dealing with charges, such as fraud, as those can cause irreparable damage to your reputation if not handled correctly. 

With Cartwright King Solicitors by your side, you will be supported by top-ranked fraud experts who provide you with straightforward, actionable legal advice. We will help you mitigate any losses, maintain your reputation and recover assets to limit the impact of fraud allegations and tax investigations. 


Our Leeds Office

Parking Facilities

From the M621 take exit 2 to take the A643 towards Wetherby/A58/Harrogate/A61/A64/York. When you reach the Elland Rd Interchange, take the first exit onto A643. At the roundabout, take the fourth Exit onto Wellington Rd/A58 followed by the Wellington Rd Exit towards Industrial Estate. Continue on to Wellington Rd and take a slight right on A58. Turn right on to West St and keep right to continue on A58. Then continue straight on to Wellington St and turn left onto Little Queen St. You will then see Castle Street car park on the left.

There are no on-site parking facilities at our Leeds office but you will find alternative parking facilities only 5 minutes away at:

  • On-street pay-and-display parking on St Paul’s Street, Little Queen Street and Queen Street next to Carlton Tower
  • The Leeds train station car park
  • Multi-storey car-parks on Little Queen Street, Castle Street and off Wellington Street

By Train

Only a 7-minute walk from Leeds Railway Station, our office is easily accessible for those travelling by train. To find us, exit through the main entrance, turn left on Wellington Street and take the first turn on to City Square. Turn left on Quebec Street and continue on to Park Place. Next, turn right onto Central Street then turn left onto St Paul’s St, turn right onto St Paul’s Place and then turn left onto Park Square.

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Frequently asked questions.

What is corporate fraud?

Corporate fraud is a white-collar crime involving employees or companies who have engaged in fraudulent activities during the course of their employment. Common types of corporate fraud include corruption, insider trading, pension fraud, tax evasion, embezzlement, pyramid scheme, boiler room fraud and more. 

What are the most common fraud offences?

Fraud is a serious offence that can cover a wide range of charges but the most common types of fraud include:


  • Bribery and Corruption – If you have offered a bribe, accepted a bribe or conspired to bribe someone, you can face bribery charges
  • Credit Card Fraud – From skimming and cloning credit cards to stealing, selling and using stolen cards, as well as creating credit card applications designed to defraud people – credit card fraud is one of the most common types of fraud
  • Insurance Fraud – Various scams concerning insurances, whether those are life, home, car, pet, medical or another type of insurance, can be prosecuted as insurance fraud
  • Investment Fraud – This covers serious corporate fraud involving insider trading, Ponzi schemes, cybercrime, banking fraud and more 
  • Tax Offences – If you are suspected of being involved in tax evasion, be it by underpaying taxes or dishonestly claiming more tax returns than you should, you can be investigated by the HMRC for tax violations  
  • Cartel and Fixed Pricing – Being involved in a price-fixing scheme, preventing the competition from accessing suppliers, bid-rigging and sharing insider information are all considered serious fraud offences under this category


What are the penalties for committing fraud?

Unlimited financial fines and incarceration of up to 10 years can be issued as penalties in a criminal fraud case which makes fraud allegations a grave matter that needs to be resolved by a specialist fraud solicitor. 

The sentence given should be proportional to the crime committed and to determine the punishment, the court will ask a number of questions, including:


  • Was your participation the fraud premeditated or a crime of opportunity?
  • What impact did the fraud have on the victims and how severe was it?
  • How long did you participate in the fraud?
  • Have you fully cooperated with the investigation or have you attempted to tamper with, hide or destroy evidence?
  • Have the funds gained as a result of the fraud been funnelled into further illegal operations, such as drug trafficking and human trafficking? 

What is Conspiracy to Commit Fraud?

Conspiracy to commit fraud is the voluntary and intentional participation in an agreement to commit fraud with the intent to gain a personal benefit. Fraud investigations are often triggered by a “conspiracy to commit fraud” charge but in the process, additional charges may be added. 


To be found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, the prosecution must provide sufficient evidence that you intentionally conspired to commit the act, whether the fraud has been committed or not. 


What our clients are saying about us

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  • Chet Desai is amazing 

    Chet Desai is amazing. Great support and advice. He even attended a meeting with me at very last minute. Highly recommend
    Meera Pala, (November 2023)
  • Great help with the ILR application 

    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
    Ilia, (November 2023)
  • Recommend 

    Sharad came as a recommendation from another solicitor and I am hugely grateful that he was. The advice, support and professionalism was reassuring at time when I was at a ... Read more Recommend
    Andrew Buglass, (November 2023)
  • Absolutely amazing 

    Honestly, amazing experience with our lawyer Sherena Lawrence. Very professional, knows her stuff, kept us updated instantly, kept us feeling prioritised. We had a positive outcome of our case and ... Read more Absolutely amazing
    Salah Salem, Review Solicitors (November 2023)
  • Fantastic, friendly service 

    Was in need of a criminal defence solicitor recently , I contacted Cartwright King via there website and received a call from James within hours , visited the office the ... Read more Fantastic, friendly service
    Carla Auty, (October 2023)
  • Great 

    If you are looking for a family child care firm then I would most definitely recommend Cartwright King. Fiona Bowen was great with communication both via emails and phone calls. ... Read more Great
    JS, (October 2023)
  • Professional but Human! 

    Leanne was a pleasure to deal with despite the nature of my case. Leanne and her team were amazing both in court and out of court. Communication between Leanne and ... Read more Professional but Human!
    Ben, Review Solicitors (October 2023)
  • Best choice 

    Having done my research and reading reviews I decided on Cartwright King. I am so glad I did. The best decision I made. Communication with James started straight away he ... Read more Best choice
    Client, Review Solicitors (September 2023)
  • Caring and Professional 

    Abbie gave clear and honest advice on my case and helped lift some of the burden. A most pleasant and caring solicitor.
    Richard, Review Solicitors (September 2023)