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Defence of City of London Fraud Investigation Work


Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – Defence of City of London Fraud Investigation Work


Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors offer robust and expert criminal defence services to those facing allegations of City of London fraud, including financial fraud, corporate fraud and IT fraud/computer hacking offences.


Duncan Lewis has extensive experience in defending fraud allegations involving City of London fraud investigations. Our criminal defence team has acted in white collar crime cases and a £1m computer scam bank fraud case.


We also offers expert legal advice in City of London fraud cases involving:


  • Cartel investigations
  • Cross-border financial fraud
  • Department of Business Innovation and Skills investigations
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraudulent trading
  • Insider trading
  • Money laundering
  • MTIC fraud (acquisition fraud, carousel fraud, contra trading)
  • Rate fixing
  • Tax fraud
  • VAT fraud


Our fraud solicitors can also advise on Reverse Charge Mechanisms (RCM) and the Quick Reaction Mechanism (QRM), which can be used to enforce RCM within 28 days.


It is vital to seek legal advice as soon as possible if facing allegations of City of London fraud, to prevent errors and misjudgements, which could later prejudice the outcome of a case for a defendant facing financial fraud charges.


Many cases involving City of London fraud involve police arrests at unsociable hours. We have a number of offices across London and Greater London and a specialist fraud lawyer can usually reach a police station within an hour to advise on financial fraud charges during interview under caution.


Duncan Lewis can also liaise with agencies which may be involved in a City of London fraud investigation, including:


  • City of London Police
  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • National Crime Agency (NCA)
  • Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
  • Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Fraud and Confidential Intelligence Bureau


Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors have considerable expertise in high-value crime cases and cross-border serious fraud.


In cases where civil fraud may be suspected in a business, Duncan Lewis can advise on protective measures which companies can implement under the Fraud Act 2006.


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 City of London 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 London and a fraud lawyer from Duncan Lewis can usually reach a client at a police station or court within a hour to advise on financial fraud charges.


We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing City of London fraud charges. Call us during office hours on 0333 772 0409 for expert legal advice on all financial and corporate 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 City of London fraud allegations, to contact us as soon as possible.


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


Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – Legal Aid & Private Client – Defence of City of London Fraud Investigation Work


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 City of London fraud investigations on 0333 772 0409.


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