Fraud & misconduct
Tackling fraud and misconduct effectively is about being proactive rather than reactive
With estimates suggesting that over 90% of UK companies will suffer some type of fraud during any given year, it is better to minimise the risk that you will become a victim of fraud or misconduct rather than just hoping it will never happen to you. With fraud particularly prevalent in economic downturns, prevention could be an essential part of your survival strategy.
If you are concerned that your organisation may or has become a victim of a fraud or other misconduct or you wish to take steps to prevent corruption and misconduct occurring within your organisation – we can help.
The work begins immediately in helping you to understand where your risks lie and how to minimise them. We can then help you to establish effective procedures for the reporting and investigation of fraud and misconduct to ensure it is handled fairly, quickly and effectively.
Through prompt and decisive action in investigating allegations of fraud and securing injunctive orders to prevent the dissipation or removal of assets, we have recovered millions of pounds for our clients and have earned an outstanding reputation in this field.
Together with our employment lawyers we work with you to resolve your people and business risks, and ensure any investigations are just and ethical.
We advise on:
- fraud and asset tracing/recovery
- the implications of the UK Bribery Act 2010 and anti-corruption
- business protection and staff misconduct including breach of restrictive covenant, theft of confidential information or data and computer misuse and sabotage
- regulatory investigations and professional negligence
For more information on fraud & misconduct and to start a conversation on how we can help you please contact Jonathan Stevens, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution.