Investigations into Ponzi and Pyramid schemes can be lengthy and cause immense distress and loss of reputation to anyone who is facing allegations or charges involving operating a Ponzi or Pyramid investment scam.
It is vital to seek expert legal advice from a specialist financial fraud solicitor with experience in Ponzi or Pyramid investigations, in order to build a robust defence at any early stage and prevent any errors or misjudgements which might occur during an investigation which may prejudice the outcome for a suspect or defendant at a late stage.
Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors can advise clients facing allegations of operating a Ponzi or Pyramid scam even before a charge has been brought.
Our fraud department regularly represents clients at police stations in Ponzi/Pyramid fraud cases and our fraud team is available 24/7 to advise on fraud charges involving investment fraud or financial fraud.
We can also liaise with agencies which may be involved in an investment fraud investigation, including:
Our team can also advise suspects or defendants in Ponzi/Pyramid fraud cases on Confiscation Orders under Section 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) as well as civil asset recovery proceedings under Section 5 of POCA.
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 Ponzi/Pyramid 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.
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 Ponzi/Pyramid scheme fraud charges – 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.
We advise clients who are facing investment fraud charges, or who may be interviewed in relation to Ponzi/Pyramid 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 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 Ponzi or Pyramid fraud allegations or charges on 0333 772 0409.