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Commercial fraud can take many forms and is not, contrary to popular belief, a free standing legal cause of action. What you might initially think of as “fraud” could include claims under insolvency legislation, breach of contract, breach of trust, negligence, misrepresentation or professional negligence (amongst others).
Where “fraud” is suspected you must act quickly to prevent assets being dissipated and to block steps that could be taken by the suspect in an attempt to make themselves “judgment-proof”. It is, therefore, often advisable to apply for a ‘freezing injunction’ and/or a ‘search order’. Recovering assets or documents after the event can be extremely costly and difficult.
Our team in relation to fraud is led by Michael Batty who, together with members of our Dispute Resolution team, has extensive experience in this area.