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Fraud and Asset Recovery

Fraud and Asset Recovery

We have almost unparalleled experience in pursuing and defending international fraud claims and asset recovery proceedings, representing clients in many landmark and high profile cases.

We handle the regulatory, data protection, intellectual property, governance, human resources and loss recovery issues which arise from fraud, whether involving employees, suppliers, business partners or others.

We have considerable experience in obtaining injunctions, including freezing orders, disclosure of information orders, notification orders, orders for the delivery up of assets or wrongly retained confidential information, as well as search and seizure orders. This means that we are well placed to maximise the prospect of a successful outcome for our clients and to preserve the value of their business and assets

Our practical experience extends to:
  • asset tracing claims
  • freezing and disclosure injunctions
  • Norwich Pharmacal orders
  • search and seize orders
  • civil fraud claims
  • fraudulent breach of trust claims
  • civil confiscation and forfeiture proceedings

Notable Cases

Federal Republic of Nigeria v Abacha and others: representing various individuals and entities connected with the regime of the former President of Nigeria in connection with proceedings to identify, freeze and repatriate the proceeds of corruption.

Balfron Trustees Limited v Baxendale-Walker and others: representing the principal Defendant in proceedings concerned with liability for an employee’s alleged knowing participation in a pension fraud.

Hull City Association Football Club Limited v Duffen: representing a (then) Premier League football club in proceedings for alleged fraud/breach of fiduciary duty by a former member of its board of directors.

Close Finance v King and others: successfully obtaining freezing and disclosure injunctions over the principal Defendant’s assets and judgment for repayment of significant loan monies.

Federal Republic of Brazil and other v Durant Corporation and another: representing the Defendants in long-running proceedings for the recovery of monies alleged to have been the traceable proceeds of fraud. These proceedings were determined by the Privy Council in May 2015 leading to a landmark, and much reported judgment on the availability of the remedy of backwards tracing.

Doraville v HM Attorney General: representing the Applicant in opposing the enforcement of a civil forfeiture order obtained by the US Government over Jersey situate assets for sums in excess of $287 million.

CMC Holdings Limited and CMC Motors Group Limited v Forster and others: representing a former foreign government official in connection with proceedings for breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment and knowing receipt.

Call us now on 01534 888080 to discuss your requirements.