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Forrest Williams are National Criminal Fraud Solicitors with an emphasis on thorough preparation and an eye for detail.


We appreciate the effect an investigation will have on you and your family. We understand how important this case is to you.


Fraud investigations are like no other criminal investigation. It is important that you get the right fraud defence from the beginning. We get called in often to sort out a mess that others solicitors have made. It is never too early to instruct us. We would prefer to be involved even before you go to the police station for interview. We want to be able to develop a strategy with you from the very beginning.


We have a full team of fraud defence specialists able to help with any fraud matter. We  are able to call upon our team of experienced investigators, forensic accountants and some of the best fraud barristers in the country.


Call 01623 397200 for a free initial discussion.


Criminal Fraud Solicitors have to be able to deal with large amounts of paperwork with an ability to sift through the documentation looking for documentation that will assist with your defence. We will always work meticulously through the documentation leaving no stone unturned in your defence. We aren’t just fraud defence solicitors, we have an interest in business, we will always work to get an understanding of how your business works.


We are ready to get stuck in, roll our sleeves up and get to the heart of the matter.


We are able to deal with all matters of fraud defence including –


  • Advanced Fee Fraud
  • Art and Antique Fraud
  • Benefit Fraud
  • Boiler Room Fraud
  • Bribery and Corruption
  • Carbon Credits Fraud
  • Cash Seizure
  • Cheating the Revenue
  • CMA (Competitions and Markets Authority) Investigations
  • Company and Insolvency Act Offences
  • Confiscation Proceedings
  • Conspiracy to Defraud
  • Construction Industry Fraud
  • Counterfeit Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Cyber Crime, Internet and Computer Fraud
  • Directors Disqualification
  • DPA’s – Deferred Prosecution Agreements
  • Duty Evasion including Alcohol Duty Evasion and Cigarette Duty Evasion
  • Education Fraud
  • Employment Fraud
  • Extradition / Cross Border cases
  • False Accounting
  • FCA (Financial Conduct Authority Investigations/Prosecutions)
  • FCA Enforcement Notices
  • FCA Warning Notices
  • Fraudulent Trading
  • Gold and Precious Metal Fraud
  • HMRC Investigations/Prosecutions including Direct and Indirect Tax Avoidance and Evasion
  • Identity Fraud
  • Illegal Alcohol
  • Illegal diesel and Fuel Raids
  • Illegal Tobacco, Cigarettes and Cross Border Tobacco Raids including Seizures
  • Insider Trading
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Investment Fraud
  • Land Banking Fraud
  • Market Manipulation
  • Mis-selling
  • Mobility Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • MTIC/Carousel Fraud
  • NHS Fraud
  • Pension Scheme Tax Fraud
  • Ponzi Scheme Fraud
  • Private Prosecutions
  • Proceeds of Crime Act Cases
  • Procurement Fraud
  • Restraint Orders
  • Search Warrants
  • Serious Financial Crime Reporting Orders
  • Serious Fraud
  • Smuggling offences
  • Tax Fraud
  • Theft from Employer
  • Unauthorised Collective Investment Schemes
  • VAT Fraud
  • Victims of Fraud
  • Whistleblowing



Why choose Forrest Williams?


We do things differently. We know small things make a big difference.


We are not a Legal Aid firm. We refuse to deal with cases with Government imposed restrictions placed on us as to what we can and can’t do. We will run your case in the way that suits you, that is in your best interests.


Most of our clients have never been in trouble with the police before. We know it is scary, we appreciate that whilst you may be very successful in life and confident in your business this is completely alien to you. We will always walk you through every step of the way and be at your side throughout. You can’t always talk about this during the day. You will be given the mobile numbers and emails of your team. Contact us whenever you want.


We will always try to arrange that you attend for a voluntary interview rather than be arrested. We want to make sure you attend at a time that suits you and that you are fully prepared. Our approach is always to go in strong at the beginning, we have a very good record of getting cases dropped before they go to court. We want this over with as soon as possible for you.


Our criminal fraud solicitors will always make sure they are fully informed by the police before you go for interview. This may sound obvious but the investigating authorities are not always willing to disclose their case beforehand. We will always get as much information as possible in plenty of time for the interview.


We know that any criminal proceedings will have an effect on not just you but your family too. We will work on your instructions and keep your family informed of all developments if that is your wish. You may prefer that they know nothing about it and again we will make sure that happens.


No case is without it’s challenges. If there was no suspicion then you would not be charged. We do not hide away from that, we will be open and honest with you about the difficulties so that we can face them head on and deal with them.


We don’t court publicity. We know you don’t want the media attention and you don’t want your lawyer seeking that attention. We are able to deal with any publicity arising from an investigation in a way that will work to your benefit.


We cover all courts and can see people face to face in London, Birmingham and Nottingham.


If you are being investigated and want to see how we can help you call us on 01623 397200.

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