In criminal law, a fraud is defined as an intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage, or cause a loss to, another party.

According to Serious Fraud Office, this can include:

  • Deception whereby someone knowingly makes false representation; or
  • Failure to disclose information; or
  • Abuse of a position

There are several different types of serious fraud, including tax evasion, identity theft, advance fee fraud, counterfeiting of goods or money, insurance fraud, immigration fraud, and sham marriages.

In addition, there are many different bodies – each with its own powers and ways of operating – that may launch investigations into allegations of serious fraud. These include the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Specialist Casework Unit at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). Stokoe Partnership’s expert fraud lawyers are highly knowledgeable in the various types of investigation a client might face.

Given the complexity of serious fraud investigations, Stokoe is dedicated to providing bespoke, specialist advice based on the careful consideration of the complex details of individual cases.

Our goal is to in every case secure the absolute best possible outcome, employing excellent negotiating abilities to bring cases to a close quickly, thus reducing the damage that serious fraud allegations can potentially have on a client’s reputation and/or assets.

If someone has had a serious fraud case issued against them it is critical for to seek specialist advice and support from expert criminal defence lawyers. Stokoe is a natural choice, since our expert fraud team is well-versed to advise on all manner of serious fraud.