Fraud Solicitors in Leicester

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Legally reviewed by: Laura Smith

Cartwright King Solicitors is one of the leading criminal defence law firms in the UK, as recognised by the Legal 500. We specialise in complex, high-value fraud cases and we regularly advise both private and commercial clients across Leicester and the East Midlands.

With a calm and effective approach to resolving serious fraud matters, we have an outstanding success rate. We exercise discretion to protect your business and your personal reputation when dealing with highly contentious situations. You can contact us at any time to get urgent legal advice, regardless of the stage your case has reached. 

If fraud allegations have been made against you, take action quickly and contact our fraud defence team on 0116 253 9222 for a FREE, no-obligation telephone consultation. You can also get in touch with a fraud solicitor in Leicester using our contact form below. 

How Cartwright King Leicester can help

Having represented clients in Leicester and the East Midlands for over twenty years, our fraud solicitors have had the opportunity to build a solid reputation of successfully obtaining a swift resolution in complex fraud cases. 

We regularly provide legal advice on various fraud and tax-related matters including (but not limited to):

HMRC Tax Investigations

The HMRC can launch a tax investigation into your business at any time if they suspect irregularities in your tax activity.  A tax investigation gives the HMRC access to key confidential financial information about your organisation. Enforcement officers may visit your premises without notice at any time and they would be granted the right to enter by law. In some cases, assets may be seized or frozen. 

Cartwright King Leicester can ensure that you have a specialist tax lawyer representing you during tax investigations, whether they are conducted by the HMRC or by another national or international agency. We will provide you with timely advice to protect your rights and prevent self-incrimination. 

Free, Initial, No-Obligation Consultation

Having a lawyer you can trust is extremely important when you are facing serious fraud charges that can cause irreparable damage to your personal and professional life. To build a rapport and create a solid foundation for our future relationship with our clients, we offer a free, initial consultation* with a fraud solicitor.  

Taking place over the telephone, the initial conversation allows us to:

  • Get to know you and your case
  • Learn the details of your situation and the charges you are facing
  • Discuss what to do next and how we can help you

The information shared with us during that call is fully confidential and remains so even if after the conversation you decide that we are not the right fit for you. As the initial consultation is free, you are not obliged to continue working with us afterwards and you don’t owe us any fees. This is your no-risk chance to get to know us and find out whether Cartwright King are the solicitor for you. 

*Please note that this is a “get to know you” conversation only and you will not be offered in-depth legal advice during the initial consultation. 

Why Choose Cartwright King’s Fraud Solicitors in Leicester?

Since first opening doors in 2001, the Cartwright King Solicitors’ office in Leicester has been providing professional legal defence to clients in the East Midlands region to great success. Working in partnership with our experienced team of fraud solicitors in Nottingham, we deliver the legal support and advice you need when you are dealing with fraud and tax allegations.

As a leading UK law firm, recognised by the Legal 500, we are perfectly positioned to represent you, whether you are still under investigation or battling charges in court. We remain calm under pressure and we work discreetly to resolve complex fraud matters quickly, efficiently and with minimal impact on your business. 

Our criminal fraud defence team regularly offers legal advice remotely over video chat or telephone calls, ensuring that you have access to our experts whenever you need it. 

To speak to a fraud solicitor in Leicester free of charge, just give us a call on 0116 253 9222 to book your initial, no-obligation consultation or fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 

Our Leicester Office

Our Leicester office is located at Floor 5, Horsefair House, 3 Horsefair Street, Leicester, LE1 5BP

By Car

If you’re driving into Leicester, the roads leading to the city are:

  • M1
  • A6
  • A5460
  • A46
  • A47

Unfortunately, there is no on-site parking at Horsefair House but you will be able to use the following nearby parking facilities: 

  • Leicester Rutland Centre (Curve) LE1 1TQ
  • Newarke Street (Phoenix) LE2 7AD

By Train

It’s only a short, 10-minute walk from our office to the Leicester train station. You will find a taxi rank conveniently located in front of the station.

By Bus

The nearest bus stops to our Leicester office are:

  • Haymarket bus station
  • St Margaret’s bus station


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Frequently asked questions.

Why is it important to seek legal advice from a specialist fraud solicitor?

When it comes to fraud and tax allegations, it is vital to take action quickly to limit any reputational and financial damages the case may cause you and your business. 

Having reliable legal representation from an experienced fraud defence lawyer in Leicester ensures that your rights are protected at all times and gives you the best chance of achieving a positive resolution.


How much does it cost to hire a specialist fraud solicitor?

The legal charges involved in a fraud case will depend on the complexity of the case and the severity of the allegations made against you. 

Our fraud solicitors are happy to advise clients in Leicester on the estimated cost of the case, so please get in touch to book your initial consultation free of charge. 

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 Leicester regularly advise clients on include:


  • Bribery and Corruption – Bribery is a serious fraud offence whether you have accepted bribes, offered bribes or conspired to participate in bribery
  • HMRC Tax Investigations – If your business is suspected of not paying the correct amount of taxes, you can become the subject of an official HMRC tax investigation
  • Insurance Fraud – From life and home insurance to car insurance and pet insurance – fraud related to any type of insurance is a criminal offence 
  • Credit Card Fraud – All fraudulent activities involving credit cards, such as stealing, cloning, skimming or selling/using stolen credit cards is a serious crime 
  • Investment Fraud – Investment fraud, including Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes or boiler room fraud, is one of the most common types of corporate fraud
  • Cartel and Fixed Pricing – From bid-rigging to price-fixing rings, this usually relates to high-profile, high-value corporate fraud matters 


What is the penalty if you are found guilty of fraud?

The penalty given in a fraud case will vary appropriately to the severity of the offence and damages caused to the victim. If found guilty of serious fraud, you could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and unlimited financial fines. 

What are the penalties for committing fraud?

If you are found guilty of a serious fraud offence, you could be sentenced to pay unlimited fines and spend up to 10 years in prison. As penalties in a fraud case vary greatly, the court takes a number of factors into consideration when deciding on the appropriate punishment. 

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