Fraudulent Trading

Fraudulent Trading

Fraudulent trading is when a business or organisation has purposely conducted transactions with the intention of defrauding creditors, this definition is applicable regardless of if the company has ceased trading, is currently trading or is winding up operations.

It is often very difficult to consider the possibility of fraudulent trading, but unfortunately there is more need than ever to be vigilant when it comes to allegations of fraud, when considering the severity of the consequences for those involved.

The penalties for fraudulent trading can vary between a hefty fine and a prison sentence of 3-7 years depending on each individual case, which is why swift action should be taken at the earliest opportunity.

If you or your business is facing prosecution or investigation, our team of corporate Solicitors can assist.

Our team have successfully acted on a number of fraudulent trading cases and has the expertise required, providing a solid defence in these often lengthy and complex proceedings. We understand the sensitive nature of fraud investigations and the stress involved, and aim to take this from your shoulders with a tailored approach dependent on your individual needs and circumstances.

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We can assist with

  • Acting for individuals and company officers in investigations
  • Acting in criminal and civil court proceedings and litigation
  • Dealing with requests for information and documents
  • Challenging or obtaining notices, warrants, seizures and orders
  • Attending and advising at dawn raids, immediately and 24/7
  • Acting in asset restraint and freezing proceedings
  • Preparing for interviews under caution or compulsion
  • Providing advice on powers available to state agencies
  • Advising on law and evidence clearly and thoroughly
  • Corroborating defence material and evidence
  • Instructing forensic accounting, technology and tax experts
  • Analysis of detailed financial accounts and information
  • Inspecting electronic devices
  • Advising on anti-money laundering policies
  • Contesting confiscation orders
  • Providing advice on appeals and judicial reviews
  • Court representation
  • Site visits

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Fraudulent trading classifications
Fraudulent trading classifications

What is fraudulent trading? Whilst every case is different, this guide will provide you with basic information on fraudulent trading and what is involved. When charged with fraudulent trading, it is the prosecutions duty to prove that a business acted with the intent to defraud creditors of the company or of an individual, or that the business was acting towards a fraudulent purpose. Any individual involved or with knowledge of fraudulent trading is considered to have committed an offence and is subject to investigation and penalties should the case against them be successful. Fraudulent trading generally falls into two categories, long term fraud and short term fraud. Long te...

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