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Immigration fraud related offences

Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – Immigration Fraud Offences

 

Duncan Lewis is one of the UK leading’s criminal defence solicitors with successful family law, employment law, immigration law and Human Rights law departments, able to advise on all criminal offences involving immigration fraud and Illegal entry to the UK, including:

  • Bogus colleges and degrees
  • Child sex exploitation
  • Employment fraud
  • Forced marriage
  • Forged documents
  • Identity fraud
  • Modern slavery
  • People trafficking
  • Sham marriages and civil partnerships
  • Sponsorship fraud
  • Student visa fraud
  • Visa and passport fraud
  • Working illegally in the UK.

Immigration fraud offences now commonly result in prosecution, as the UK strengthens its borders to protect against people trafficking and child sex exploitation across jurisdictions.

 

Charges brought under the Immigration Act and Modern Slavery Bill can result in custodial sentences.

 

Allegations or charges involving immigration fraud often involve proving that an individual or group of individuals acted dishonestly – and immigration fraud cases can be complex to prove or disprove.

 

Many of those facing immigration fraud charges may not fully understand the allegations against them – or may not have sufficient fluency in the English language to follow the legal process of being charged with immigration fraud.

 

Duncan Lewis staff speak more than 70 languages between them and can offer 24/7 legal advice on immigration fraud, with representation at a police station for interview under caution.

 

Taking legal advice early when facing immigration fraud allegations – or if there is a possibility of an immigration fraud investigation being launched – is vital to ensure errors and misjudgements are not made at an early stage which may prejudice the outcome for a defendant if a case goes to trial.

 

Immigration fraud usually involves a through investigation involving more than one agency and the police.

 

Duncan fraud solicitors have in-house family law and employment law experts able to advise on any charge relating to immigration law – and Duncan Lewis can also liaise with the various agencies which may be involved in a fraud investigation, including:

  • City of London Police
  • Department for Education
  • 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)
  • Solicitors’ Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Fraud and Confidential Intelligence Bureau
  • Trading Standards
  • UK Border Agency.

Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors have considerable expertise in HVCC cases and cross-border serious fraud.

 

Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – Our reputation for excellence

 

The Duncan Lewis Crime Department is ranked in Legal 500 2014 for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud work.

 

Duncan Lewis 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 immigration fraud cases.

 

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.

 

Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – How to contact us

 

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 immigration fraud charges.

 

We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing fraud charges – call Duncan Lewis any time on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice on immigration fraud.

 

For 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.

 

Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – When to contact us

 

Duncan Lewis advises clients who are facing fraud charges – or who may be interviewed in relation to immigration fraud – to contact us as soon as possible.

 

Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors can advise even before a charge for immigration 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 HM Revenue and Customs.

 

The Duncan Lewis Benefits Fraud Department can advise on benefit fraud investigations relating to immigration offences 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 – Immigration Fraud

 

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.

 

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 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 immigration fraud on 020 7923 4020.


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