Fraud

Fraud is big business. It costs the UK economy over £100 billion a year.

It creates holes in your finances. It sows distrust among your colleagues and partners. And it damages your reputation.

Ultimately, it can put your company out of business if you don’t deal with it in the right way. When fraud happens, you may need to deal with it very quickly. Time is often of the essence if you want to maximise your chances of protecting your position and ensuring that any damage is undone.

A specialist fraud lawyer is a must. That’s where we come in.

Why choose Foot Anstey

As fraud lawyers, we understand the disruptive nature of fraud. We know from experience how emotive it can be for you too, especially as many serious frauds are perpetrated by employees or business partners rather than strangers.

We also know that there are different stages where you might need support from a fraud lawyer and come to us for help. We break those stages down into Prevent, Respond and Cure.

Prevent

At the Prevent stage we work with you to make sure your business is as protected as it can be. We spot the gaps in your policies and systems and help you plug them before they become a problem.

Respond

We Respond to live fraud situations by focusing on the need to stop or limit any damage being suffered by your business, using our knowledge of the relevant financial and legal systems to your advantage.

Cure

Finally when it comes to Cure, our goal is to restore your business to its rightful position, whether through the courts or through robust negotiation with the perpetrators.

Across all of these stages, if we can keep you out of the spotlight by avoiding formal claims or prosecutions, we will.

We will always weigh up the costs, risks and merits before advising you on the best strategy and can tailor our fee structures to help you manage cash flow and the cost risks associated with fraud claims.

The threat posed by fraudsters will never cease. This is why we'll always be ready to act if you are the victim of fraud.

Related services

Data, privacy and information security

The way we live, buy, travel and are entertained – indeed all aspects of our lives – have been transformed by technological and digital advances.

We understand the commercial possibilities of data and seek to support you with the delivery of your data-related business strategy.

Employment

Having the right people in the right place, displaying the right behaviours through the right processes can be just as hard as it sounds.

Our experienced team of experts are able to provide you with timely, commercial advice for day-to-day advice to project support.

Risk Advisory

Risks can impact the delivery of your strategy, but can also provide market opportunities and competitive advantage.

Our experts help you look at your risk management holistically to drive operational consistency and prevent risk.

Commercial

Whether or not your company has an in-house legal function, running a business today presents many complex challenges. 

We think it’s important that we genuinely get to know our clients businesses – that’s how we can deliver value that goes beyond just the monetary.

Finance

At Foot Anstey, we’ve invested in our team of finance experts. We hire, develop and retain lawyers with deep specialisms in specific areas of finance law – because we know you need and want more than a jack of all trades.

Dispute Resolution

Disputes are an inevitable part of any business, introducing unwanted risk and high stress. They also create a distraction that takes you away from what you do best and where you need to be.

Let us help your business get the results it needs.

Our people

We are a multi-disciplinary team of fraud lawyers, with extensive experience in pursuing and defending allegations of fraud through the civil, criminal and regulatory processes. You can read more about our individual experience on our profiles: