Michael Herford is a ‘stand out practitioner’ and ‘the name to note for fraud cases’ (Legal 500, 2021)
Fraud is a complex area of law. Whether you are a company director in business, or an individual accused of financial wrong doing, we understand the devastating impact of a conviction on you, your business, your family and your reputation. Our preparation for your case is proactive and meticulous to ensure that our enviable success rate continues.
Police (Special Operations Unit) v EA – Operation Navigate: International Money Laundering conspiracy in relation to a multi-million pound complex investment fraud being investigated by multiple international agencies including Europol. Elements from Hong Kong, Columbia, Belgium, Belize, Spain, Taiwan, Cayman Islands and the UK involved. No further action was taken by the authorities.
Police v P – Operation Thistle: Multimillion pound international cyber fraud. No further action was taken by the police.
Police v X: Representing a company director relating to an allegation of a £750,000 fraud. No further action was taken by the police.
Police v O: Representing a company director relating to an allegation of an £82,000 cheque fraud. No further action was taken by the police.
R v H – Operation Falcon: Representing a Director alleged to have misappropriated over £230,000 from a well known media company. The defence successfully argued an £80,000 reduction and the with comprehensive mitigation submitted, we successfully achieved an excellent result at court for our client.
Police v C: Company Director alleged to fraudulently appropriated monies over £200,000.
HMRC v S: £145,000,000 money laundering case involving a 6 month covert surveillance operation by specialist units of HMRC. Both clients bailed from the police station.