The Crime Department deals with a wide range of matters from the most basic to the most complex and serious criminal allegations and is split into niche areas with each Team providing a specialist service.I am based in the Complex Criminal Case Team – which deals with complex and serious fraud matters and has over 50 duty Solicitors and solicitor advocates with substantial experience assisting the Complex Crime Team.
At Duncan Lewis we understand that serious frauds require expert legal representation from lawyers who have a wealth of experience in these matters. Duncan Lewis is a top 500 Legal Law Firm and has obtained this reputable standard based on the high quality criminal work undertaken at the Firm, including complex cases of this nature.
One area of serious fraud Duncan Lewis specializes in is what is commonly referred to as “Boiler Room Fraud”. Those engaged in Boiler Room Frauds are allegedly involved in unlicensed share dealing and would normally involve selling worthless or non-existent shares. Investigations of this type of offence have gathered momentum in recent times. Cases of this nature are very serious tried only in the Crown Court and attract a substantial custodial sentence between 2 – 8 years on conviction depending on the seriousness of the offence.
At Duncan Lewis, we ensure that clients understand their cases in clear plain English and they receive advice and representation from senior counsel and Queens Counsel (QCs) at an early stage of the proceedings. We aim to dispose of proceedings at an early stage of the investigation rather than the matter proceeding to trial. We appreciate that criminal proceedings can be stressful so at Duncan Lewis we aim to be there at each step of that journey with you.
To speak to one of our experienced lawyers please call on 0207 923 4020 or visit us at: www.duncanlewis.com. We look forward to hearing from you.