Rainer Hughes

Civil Fraud

The cost of fraud to businesses and individuals runs into billions of pounds each year.

The international nature of commerce and increased reliance on electronic communications means that there has been a sharp increase in the number and value of fraud claims. 

When fraud is suspected or discovered, the first steps are critical. We can assemble a multi-disciplinary team to advise on all aspects, regardless of the scale and reach of the issue, providing swift strategic advice. We have extensive experience in conducting internal investigations where the fraud has been perpetrated by someone within the company. For fraud matters that have a criminal aspect, we are uniquely placed to draw upon the expertise of our crime team – which can offer expert advice particularly to the criminal aspects of fraud. 

You may consider civil or criminal proceedings against someone who has frauded your company. The way forward requires careful consideration. It is important to get legal advice from experienced lawyers who will focus on achieving the best outcome for you.

You may wish to consider:

  • Interim Relief, including freezing orders
  • Disclosure Order
  • Search Orders
  • Without Notice applications 
  • Orders to recover assets
  • Receivership Orders

Rainer Hughes has also acted for individuals who may be defending civil Fraud Claims. If you receive an order, you should take legal advice immediately. You have various options that includes challenging orders against you. Speak to our legal experts today for further assistance.

Key Experience

Instructed on insolvency matters related to the recovery of money from directors of the liquidated company.

Rainer Hughes acted as a part of an international arbitration team on behalf of an international business.

Acted for a former footballer and current top premier league football agent for a disputed property matter.

Acted for a London based broker in relation to an FCA investigation (now FCA investigation).