Investigations by what used to be the Department of Social Security (DSS) – now the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – can be highly intrusive and extremely stressful for those involved.
It is important that families or individuals being investigated – or who fear they might be investigated – take legal advice early to make sure there is enough time to build a solid defence.
In DWP investigations, an interview with investigating officers is likely to take place – and it is important to take expert legal advice from a specialist benefit fraud solicitor before attending the interview.
Benefit fraud investigations are extremely thorough and can be intimidating.
Duncan Lewis benefit fraud solicitors have a successful track record in helping benefit claimants defend allegations of benefit fraud – and can get to the bottom of wrongful allegations of benefit fraud.
Taking legal advice at an early stage – including if there is a possibility that a benefit fraud investigation might be launched – can help prevent errors and misjudgements which may prejudice the outcome of a benefit fraud case at a later stage.
Duncan Lewis benefit fraud solicitors can help with fraud allegations involving:
Duncan Lewis benefit fraud solicitors can liaise with the Department for Work and Pensions over benefit fraud cases – and can attend an interview with DWP fraud investigators to make sure a claimant is represented and understands the process.
The Duncan Lewis Crime Department is ranked in Legal 500 2014 for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud Work.
Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal – and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious fraud cases.
There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide across England and Wales – and a fraud lawyer from Duncan Lewis can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes to advise on fraud charges.
We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing benefit fraud charges – call Duncan Lewis any time on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice on all benefit fraud allegations
Duncan Lewis advises clients who are facing benefit fraud charges – or who may be interviewed in relation to benefit fraud allegations – to contact us as soon as possible.
The Duncan Lewis Benefits Fraud Department can advise on benefit fraud investigations by the Department for Work and Pensions, including attending benefit fraud interviews at job centres conducted by the Department for Work and Pensions.
Duncan Lewis is a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services –Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances.
Clients in receipt of certain benefits are usually eligible for Legal Aid, but Duncan Lewis can advise further on Legal Aid at the initial client meeting.
In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis benefit fraud solicitors offer competitively-priced fee levels for private client representation – with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.
In some criminal cases, after the event insurance may be an option and Duncan Lewis will advise on an appropriate level of insurance to cover the potential costs of defending a criminal case and to pay any costs imposed by the court.
Call Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors to discuss a benefit fraud investigation or interview on 020 7923 4020.