Fraud and related offences
Sonn Macmillan Walker has significant experience in serious fraud, financial crime and other proceedings under The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Individuals facing investigation or prosecution in such matters are often subject to ancillary proceedings aimed at restraining or confiscating assets.
The powers granted to the police, NCA, SFO and FCA are complex, wide-ranging and often draconian. Our lawyers have the skills to guide clients through such legal minefields; always focussed on achieving the best results, offering clarity and pragmatism over dense legalese, and fearless in robustly challenging the authorities.
Our fraud solicitors have acted in some of the largest fraud cases ever prosecuted in the UK, and in investigations and trials that have endured over years and involved hundreds of thousands of documents. We have proven expertise in successfully challenging prosecuting authorities in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Please call our specialist solicitors for fraud, Tim Walker or David Sonn, for a no obligation conversation about how we can help.
Fraud news and comment
Proportionality of confiscation and compensation orders in Davenport
Paul Lazarus discusses proportionality of confiscation and compensation orders in Davenport. This article was first published by Solicitors Journal on 01/12/2015, and is reproduced by kind permissi... read more
Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs)
The first application for a deferred prosecution agreement made by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) was approved by Lord Leveson on the 30th November 2015. The subject of the DPA, Standard Bank Plc (... read more
LIBOR trial at risk due to Legal Aid row
It has been widely reported today that the forthcoming trial of six former Barclays bankers accused of fixing the LIBOR rate is at risk of being derailed to a lack of agreement between the Legal Aid A... read more
Latest fraud cases
Money laundering acquittal
Sonn Macmillan Walker secured an acquittal for our client accused of laundering the proceeds of extensive drug dealing in the south of England. Operation Clarion was an investigation into large... read more
Ujima Housing Association
David Sonn represented Keith Kerr, the former Chief Executive of Ujima Housing Association who was alleged to have conspired with others to defraud Ujima of more than £1 million. After a tria... read more
Not Guilty of £2.3m Olympic Fraud
Sonn Macmillan Walker acted for a defendant accused of money laundering following a £2.3m fraud against the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA). After a seven week trial our client was acquitted... read more