Fraud & Financial Crime

When all you hold dear is at stake, you can safely place your trust in us

Being accused or arrested for Fraud and Financial Crime. This can be extremely stressful and you may be at a loss. Especially  not knowing where to turn for advice and guidance.

We at Ashmans Solicitors understand how difficult these situations can be. We can provide you with the immediate, expert help that you need.

Call us now and hear the options that are available to you. Speak with us before you speak to the police

Certified financial crime specialist

Ashmans Solicitors specialises in the defence of all types of serious fraud and financial crime. From money laundering, through to other complex crime. We also cover bribery and corruption, tax fraud, false accounting, commodities and currency frauds. Also bank fraud, insider dealing, cartels, index and benchmark manipulation (such as Libor, FX and Gold Fix) and financial sanctions breaches. We represent clients across England and Wales, and over the years as a Criminal Defence Practice, we have built a dynamic and forceful reputation.

We maintain a pro-active defence stance in large-scale, highly complex fraud cases that often cross international jurisdictions. The key to our success is being able to match experienced and effective teams with the best legal expertise around. So you will always get the best possible defence prepared for your case.

Your 24/7 Legal Team

We understand that you need a specialist fraud and financial crime solicitor who is available to you at any time of the day or night. and we can provide that level of service for you.

If you are being questioned or have been arrested. You need our immediate help. Call us on 0333 009 6275.

Our reputation in areas of serious crime and complex fraud has resulted in Ashmans Solicitors being recommended by many other professionals such as accountants. Furthermore, even other legal firms.

Our Expert Criminal Defence Practice

Over our many years in practice, we have accumulated vital experience in complex criminal matters such as:

This list is not exhaustive though and if you are facing fraud and financial crime charges. You should call us today.

Our expert Fraud and Financial Crime Team have experience of dealing with cases that span multiple jurisdictions. Also, high profile caseswith jurisdiction in Dubai, China, Hong Kong, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Holland. Furthermore and many Eastern European countries.

How Ashmans Solicitors Can Help You

Using our highly skilled criminal fraud and financial crime defence team, dedicated and experienced solicitors and caseworkers – along with highly respected barristers. Furthermore we will start building your defence as soon as you instruct us to.

Having excellent relationships with nationally recognised defence forensic accountants, computer data analysts and handwriting experts. We will use these experts to help us build your defence. We will explore every avenue for your defence.

Often in complex fraud and other complex criminal matters. Attempts are made by the Prosecution to request a Restraining Order. This may be on an individual and/or their business. This can happen even if you have not yet been charged with an offence. In some cases, charges may not be brought for months. Or even years and consequently this lengthy wait can have a devastating effect on you, your family and your business.

Ashmans Solicitors take a hands-on, proactive stance; We never wait for the Prosecution to build their case first. Our approach is to build our own case, fastidiously, tirelessly and precisely.

We recognise that complex crime involves huge amounts of evidence, technical and forensic data and a multitude of Defendants. Our dedicated complex crime team has the expertise to effectively sort through the evidence in order to prepare a solid defence case.

Confidentiality is of paramount importance to Ashmans Solicitors; We know that rumours can damage business and personal reputations, sometimes leading to catastrophic consequences. That is why we keep a strict confidentiality code at all times.

Ask Ashmans Solicitors for Advice. BEFORE You Are Arrested

Don’t wait to be arrested and interviewed under caution. Seek advice as soon as you possibly can. Take immediate action and call us on 0333 009 6275 (24/7).

Legal Aid

Almost all of our clients qualify for state-funded legal aid and we will assist you in arranging this, if appropriate. In certain instances, depending on your financial position. Full legal aid may not always be available. Other options are monthly contributions. In this situation, Ashmans Solicitors can offer a variety of terms in respect of legal fees. Our rates are highly competitive.

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Contact us Now

You can get in touch with us in a number of ways. You can call us on 0333 009 6275, available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

If you would prefer you can email us on or complete our Free Online Enquiry Form and we’ll be delighted to help you.

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Why Choose Us for your Fraud and Financial Crime case?

  • We are ranked as a leading firm in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 – one of the foremost guides to law firms in the United Kingdom.
  • We have specialist Fraud and Financial Crime Defence solicitors available 24/7.
  • We are always on hand to give you the expert advice that you need.
  • Once you have instructed us, we will select an experienced barrister, who is based locally to you. We will arrange a conference with them, so that you can be clear about your prospects.
  • Ashmans Solicitors has built a reputation as a leading criminal fraud defence practice, which means that we can put all of our experience behind you, making sure that we get you the best possible outcome – whatever fraud charges you are facing.
  • We cover the whole of England and Wales – so that we can fully support you at a local level.
  • We pride ourselves on finding often-missed opportunities that will mitigate your charges and help your case.
  • If you are facing Proceeds Of Crime Act (POCA) proceedings following a conviction for fraud, we will be able to help you reduce the impact that this will have on you and your family. We do this by engaging our skilled team to prepare you for the hearing.
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Notable cases

Your Justice is Our Mission.

Regina v L.F. Leeds Crown

The defendant in this case was a qualified Certified Accountant. She was originally arrested and interviewed for conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud totalling sums going into millions of pounds.

Read more about "Regina v L.F. Leeds Crown"

Operation Janitor

Operation Janitor was a large-scale VAT fraud investigated and prosecuted by SOCA. The fraud involved nearly 20 companies and abuse of the zero-rated vat reclaims system for new build properties.

Read more about "Operation Janitor"

R-v-T. A. Leeds Crown Court

In this case the defendant along with four others was charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice arising out of an accident in which a person died following a road traffic collision.

Read more about "R-v-T. A. Leeds Crown Court"

R-v-A. A. and others Hull Court

The prosecution allege that our client along with a number of other defendants has been involved in a conspiracy to transfer criminal property being valued in tens of thousands of pounds.

Read more about "R-v-A. A. and others Hull Court"

R V NF Bradford Crown Court 2009

A number of defendant’s in this case were charged with conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud and money laundering in of an overall sum approaching £1m.

Read more about "R V NF Bradford Crown Court 2009"

"Operation Caring Today" Preston Crown Court

Ashman’s Solicitors successfully secures acquittal in a high profile fraud and money laundering case.

Read more about ""Operation Caring Today" Preston Crown Court"

R - V - MD & Others Old Bailey

The defendant along with a number of others was alleged to have murdered the deceased arising as a result of a revenge attack.

Read more about "R - V - MD & Others Old Bailey"

R -v- AA & Others Huntingdon Crown Court

The Defendant, along with 4 others, was charged with entering into an arrangement to launder the proceeds of crime totalling in excess of £1 million.

Read more about "R -v- AA & Others Huntingdon Crown Court"

R -v- AN Bradford Crown Court

The Defendant, a Company Director, was charged with fraud by false representation amounting to over £660,000.

Read more about "R -v- AN Bradford Crown Court"

R -v- CV Leeds Crown Court

The Defendant was charged with fraud by false representation in relation to his role with two companies plus a further charge of theft relating to an alleged loss to David Brown Ltd said to be over £113,000.

Read more about "R -v- CV Leeds Crown Court"

R -v- SA Snaresbrook Crown Court

This was a highly publicised case involving the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The Defendant was charged with fraud by false representation.

Read more about "R -v- SA Snaresbrook Crown Court"

R -v- TC & Others Operation Aquamarine Southwark Crown Court

The Defendant was charged with conspiracy to defraud Barclays Private Client International Bank by obtaining mortgage loans to which the Crown allege they were not entitled to.

Read more about "R -v- TC & Others Operation Aquamarine Southwark Crown Court"


Don't take our word for it

Ashmans Solicitors were completely professional in their approach from start to finish. They kept me informed of my case throughout and I was overjoyed with the outcome and service.

Jill Buckley
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