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Conspiracy to Defraud


Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – Conspiracy to Defraud


Fraud charges involving conspiracy to defraud can involve complex investigations and multiple agencies involved in bringing charges.


Conspiracy to defraud can apply to different types of fraud and by its nature conspiracy involves a planned fraud between two or more people.


To obtain a conviction on a charge of conspiracy to defraud under the Fraud Act 2006, evidence that there was an agreement to commit fraud or defraud a party of their property must be “beyond all reasonable doubt”.


It is therefore vital to take expert legal advice from a specialist fraud solicitor on any allegations or charges involving conspiracy to defraud.


Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors offer clients who are facing conspiracy to defraud charges or who may be interviewed under caution regarding conspiracy to defraud allegations robust criminal defence services and can advise on fraud investigations by the police, Serious Fraud Office and HM Revenue and Customs.


We have expertise in defending all types of fraud and can represent clients in conspiracy to defraud cases involving:


  • Advance fee fraud
  • Boiler room scams
  • Commercial fraud
  • Company fraud
  • Financial fraud
  • Identity fraud
  • Internet fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Pyramid investment schemes
  • Property fraud
  • Serious fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • VAT fraud
  • White collar crime


Allegations of conspiracy to defraud can harm reputations and taking legal advice early can be essential in building an effective defence against conspiracy to defraud charges – as well as preventing any errors or misjudgements which may later prejudice a defendant in a conspiracy to defraud trial.


Our team also advise on conspiracy to defraud charges relating to:


  • Benefit fraud
  • Council tax fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • False accounting
  • Forgery (e.g. wills and probate)
  • Housing fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Motor insurance fraud


Our fraud solicitors can also liaise with the various authorities which may be investigating a conspiracy to defraud case, including:


  • City of London Police
  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • Federation Against Copyright Theft
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • National Crime Agency (NCA)
  • Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
  • Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
  • Trading Standards


Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – Our reputation for excellence


Duncan Lewis' Crime department has been recognised as a Top Tier and recommended criminal defence practice by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 edition for its General Crime and Fraud work.


Our fraud solicitors have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system and the ability to assemble compelling evidence and documentation in fraud cases.


Our lawyers are able to represent clients at police stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and the Court of Appeal. The team also includes highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious fraud cases.


Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – How to contact us


There are Duncan Lewis offices across England and Wales and our fraud lawyers 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 fraud allegations – call us during office hours on 0333 772 0409 for expert legal advice on all fraud charges.


For 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 0333 772 0607.


Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – When to contact us


We advise clients who are facing fraud charges, or who may be interviewed in relation to fraud allegations, to contact us as soon as possible.


Our fraud solicitors can advise even before a charge for fraud is brought, and a criminal defence lawyer from our specialist fraud department can attend a police station fraud interview conducted by the police, Serious Fraud Office or HMRC.


The 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 Fraud Solicitors – Legal Aid & Private Client – Conspiracy to Defraud


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, our team can advise further on this at the initial client meeting.


In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, we 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’ (ATE) insurance may be an option and our lawyers 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 conspiracy to defraud allegations or charges on 0333 772 0409.



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