Do you suspect an employee of misappropriating funds? Have you found evidence of directors or managers abusing positions of power for financial gain?
Commercial fraud is a term that describes a range of different activities, often covering a variety of causes of action. It usually covers the tort of ‘Deceit’ and involves deliberate actions, frequently involving dishonest or even criminal conduct
What is Commercial fraud?
Partner & Deputy Head of Civil & Commercial Litigation
In an everyday sense, these cases usually arise from abuse of positions of responsibility or power such as a high level employee or former employee accused of some unsavoury conduct that has resulted in the business they were employed by suffering financial loss. The obvious example is misappropriation of company funds for personal gain, abuse of expenses schemes, or employees diverting business to themselves personally.
The law surrounding these cases is complicated because there is no ‘direct’ legal route to take. You will need expert assistance in preparing a case that makes reference to the right elements of law for your particular circumstances including the law relating to deceit, conspiracy, breach of trust and/or fiduciary duty as well as more common areas of law such as conversion, breach of contract or claims for restitution.
Acting quickly is vital. If the evidence is clear that money has been misappropriated we can help you take immediate action for an Injunction to capture and freeze the Defendant’s assets to make sure that your money isn’t going anywhere. From there we can work with you navigate this complex and multi faceted area to build a strong case and give you the best opportunity to recover your money.
We Can Help
At MW Solicitors our mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including those who may be victims of commercial fraud.
If you need any assistance or advice in relation to the types of matters listed above, don't delay, call us today on 0203 551 8500 or or fill in our Contact Us form and our team will call or email you within 1 working day.