Fraud & Financial Crime

Mortgage Fraud

Our fraud and financial crime services include the provision of defence for mortgage fraud cases. Mortgage fraud happens when someone obtains fraudulently a mortgage. Furthermore this usually involves individuals working in association with a complicit accountant, solicitor or surveyor. There are a number different ways in which mortgage fraud can happen, for example:

  • Providing false information regarding the value of a property (usually overvaluing it)
  • Overstating (or generally lying about) the salary or any other sources of income of the applicant
  • Hijacking the normal course of a genuine conveyancing process
  • Taking out mortgages in the name of victims of identity thefts or deceased individuals
  • Manipulating Land Registry Data in order to take out more than one mortgage on the same address with several lenders
  • Allow the sale of properties by changing title deeds without the owner’s knowledge

There is also larger scale mortgage frauds, which includes a complex series of mortgage applications and people too. Whichever type of mortgage fraud you have been accused of, you need advice early on. So contact us today to see how we can help. If you are being questioned or you have been charged with mortgage fraud, you will probably be feeling stressed and unhappy. We do understand how you are feeling, However we can help you to be clear about the charges you are facing. Along with how this will affect you and what the next possible steps for you.

Financial Fraud Solicitors 

How Can Ashmans Solicitors Help?

Using our skilled and experienced team of solicitors, case workers and barristers we will do all we can to work your case as proactively as possible. Also providing  you with a criminal fraud defence team who can give you the best possible outcome in the circumstances. We have developed a reputation as a leading law firm in criminal fraud defence. Consequently you can be sure that you have the best possible team working for you. The law is a complex subject and it is important that you are clear about the charges you are facing. Along with the implications of those charges and the next steps to take. We will make sure you completely understand the process from start to finish. Furthermore  we will never use legal jargon either, just plain and easy to understand language. Legal aid is means tested. However if you do not qualify then we do offer competitive rates which we will discuss with you in detail. Don’t leave your future to chance, contact us today.

Why Choose Us For Mortgage Fraud ?

Whether your legal problem is relating to fraud, criminal law, motoring offences or personal injury, we can help and there are a number of reasons why you should choose us.

  • We have specialist Fraud Defence solicitors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so no matter when you need us, we can be there to give you the expert advice you need.
  • Once you have instructed us we will select an experienced barrister, who is based nearby, and arrange a conference with them so 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 and make sure that we get you the best possible outcome. Whatever fraud charges you are facing
  • Because we have nationwide coverage. It doesn’t matter where you are in England or Wales, we can help you
  • By being meticulous and not leaving any stone unturned when preparing your case, we are more likely to have found anything which may 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 to reduce the impact on you and your family using our skilled team to prepare for the hearing.

Ashmans Solicitors provides legal defence for mortgage fraud cases across Yorkshire.

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Our Notable Cases defrauding property 

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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

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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"

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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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