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If you have been the victim of or been accused of criminal fraud, then you need to find the right solicitor to represent you. By searching through Solicitors Guru, you will ascertain the most experienced criminal fraud solicitors in your area. (more...)

The Fraud Act 2006

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, people can be prosecuted for fraud under the Fraud Act 2006.

Fraud can be committed in three different ways:

  • by false representation
  • by failing to disclose information when there is a legal duty to do so
  • by abusing a position

For each offence, the defendant's conduct must be dishonest, the Ghosh test applies, and his or her intention must be to make a gain, or cause a loss or the risk of a loss to another. Crucially, no gain or loss actually needs to have been made for fraud to occur.

The Ghosh test

The Ghosh test is a two-part of test of whether the defendant’s behaviour is considered dishonest by ordinary people, and if so, whether defendant realised that ordinary people thought that way.

Penalty for fraud

The maximum penalty following conviction in the Crown Court is a sentence of 10 years' imprisonment for the offences of fraud by false representation, fraud by abuse of position and fraud by failure to disclose information. In the Magistrates Court the maximum penalty for these offences is a term of imprisonment of 12 months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both.

Serious offences require seriously good legal representation

If you are accused of fraud, or you are the victim of fraudulent behaviour and require legal advice on how to recoup your losses, then search through our database of carefully selected legal experts in the field of criminal fraud. By reading through the reviews you will get a feel for whether the firm you select will be the right one to represent you.

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Rose Williams & Partners Languages: English, French, German Address: West Court, Greenhill Farm, Littlewood Green, Warwickshire, B80 7EL, England Tel: 0800 9047336 No reviews yet
Stokoe Partnership Languages: Greek, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu Address: The Boatmans, 40 City Road East, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 4QF, England Tel: 0161 237 5755 No reviews yet
Mcmillen Hamilton Mccarthy Languages: English Address: 67 Burdett Road, London, Greater London, E3 4TN, England Tel: 020 8980 6060 No reviews yet
Crown Prosecution Service Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu Address: Greenfield House, 32 Scotland Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 7DQ, England Tel: 0114 229 8600 No reviews yet
Crown Prosecution Service Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu Address: The Police Station, High Street, Bromley, Greater London, BR1 1ER, England Tel: 0203 300 2521 No reviews yet
Release Languages: English, French, Italian, Persian (Same as Farsi) Address: 5th Floor Ferguson House, 124-128 City Road, London, Greater London, EC1V 2NJ, England Tel: 020 7324 2979 No reviews yet
Lawrence & Co Languages: Farsi (Persian), French, Gujarati, Punjabi Address: Suite 4.2, Central House, 1 Ballards Lane, London, Greater London, N3 1LQ, England Tel: 0207266433 No reviews yet
Waterfords Solicitors Languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi Address: 80 High Street, Brentford, Greater London, TW8 8AE, England Tel: 02085686464 No reviews yet
Lawrences Languages: English Address: 32a Sheep Street, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 1BS, England Tel: 07860546791 No reviews yet
Margaret Payne Languages: French Address: Carlisle Law Chambers, 80 English Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8HP, England Tel: 07710 050 100 No reviews yet
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