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With suspected fraud you need to act fast, especially with employee or business fraud.
Our fraud solicitors have considerable expertise pursuing and defending any type of fraud related claim, including:
Contact us if you need expert advice and assistance on any fraud related issue or legal concern.
False accounting is a business crime – it’s dishonest altering, destroying, hiding, or fabricating of accounts records with a view to gain for oneself, or cause loss to another. It also includes providing misleading or deceptive documents, or omitting relevant documents when accounts information is requested.
Someone involved in making an entry in an account which could be misleading, false or deceptive in a a significant way, or who leaves out something relevant from an account or other document, is treated as having falsified the document (or account).
Falsification can include the preparation of false accounts as well as the alteration of existing ones, and this is often a feature of false accounting cases.
The omission of material information from an account or equivalent can amount to falsification. So an employee whose task it is to record transactions, such as a till operator, may commit the offence. It is always necessary that the records were omitted dishonestly.
Get in touch with us if you need a lawyer for a fraud or suspected business crime issue or are facing allegations of fraud against you.
We are experienced in offering cost effective, experienced advice and services to prevent or deter fraud. Given the damage business crime causes it makes good business sense to invest in prevention. Employees contemplating committing fraud are likely to think twice if they see that lawyers are already retained to train staff to spot fraud, the warning signs and that the business is above to the dangers .
Services and advice we offer includes :-
We are regularly instructed by clients for advice on fraud prevention – our lawyers deal with cases where fraud has occurred we are well placed to advise clients how to stop it, minimise the risk, spot the potential warning signs of fraud and make a potential fraudster think twice. Get in touch to discuss how we can assist you.
If your business has a suspected fraud issue, it is vital that you get advice from experienced fraud lawyers as soon as possible. Contacting lawyers may not be your first thought but there are many reasons why it’s important to involve lawyers in fraud investigation at an early stage, including :-
If you need help in investigating potential fraud or business crime or are being investigated for fraud, our fraud solicitors provide experienced legal advice,
Fraud at work is a serious problem and as employer, you want to minimise the risks of course, but you must also keep in mind employment law. You may be good at spotting possible changes of behaviour by your staff and suspect a member of staff of fraud, but you must be careful.
Employees have rights to privacy and it’s unlawful and possibly illegal to monitor staff without their knowledge. If you catch an employee “red handed” with a business crime impacting your business, it is extremely tempting and understandable to feel so angry that you want to dismiss them on the spot.
However, you must be mindful of the employee’s rights to fair process otherwise you may find yourself with an unfair dismissal or discrimination claim, as obscene as that may seem.
Our fraud solicitors can advise and assist on how to deal with lawful monitoring or surveillance of employees, vetting staff before you employ them. with employment investigations where fraud is suspected and ensuring that you deal with fraud at work in the right way as employer.