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Representing solicitors in commercial mortgage fraud case

31 March 2010

Our Business Crime & Regulation team is defending one of a number of solicitors accused of facilitating a significant commercial mortgage fraud in relation to six properties in the Midlands, South West and Wales. The prosecution brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) alleges conspiracy to obtain transfers by deception and obtaining such transfers by deception. The trial is likely to be in early 2011.

Separately, we represent a solicitor in relation to an investigation concerning alleged breaches of a Restraint Order. We have prepared a detailed written statement in support of our client and have made representation to appropriate bodies on his behalf.