Computer and IT Crime

Computer and IT Crime

Tuckers Solicitors have specialist computer knowledge and utilise the latest, most advanced resources when investigating allegations or defending proceedings based on or incorporating computer and IT crime.

There are four major categories of computer and IT crime:

  • internal computer crimes – trojan horses, logic bombs, trap doors, worms, and viruses;
  • telecommunications crimes – phreaking and hacking;
  • computer manipulation crimes – often that result in money laundering and fraud;
  • traditional thefts of hardware and software.

The department has successfully defended cases on all types of computer and IT crime.  These include copyright allegations, identity fraud, modification of computer systems, diversion of funds, file sharing over the internet through mediums including Torrent, Kazaa and Napster, trade description infringement, piracy, offences involving misuse, abuse and the unlawful access and modification of computer systems, as well as understanding digital language, such as “warez”, “phishing”, “pharming”, “hacking”, “cracking”, “spamming”, “DOS attacks” and “Botnet”.

Our team of lawyers and technology experts are able to forensically analyse electronic devices, computer hard drives and telephones, as well as being trained in the software packages used by prosecuting authorities such as the Police, Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), the Federation against Copyright & Software Theft (FACT), the Entertainment & Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA), the Business Software Alliance (BSA), the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society, as well as numerous local government trading standards departments.

We have access to experts who are specifically trained in cyber crime and have access to the most up to date material.  This allows us to assimilate and present the most complicated IT information to a jury in the most simple clear way.  This will allow more informed decisions to be made in relation to your case.

Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, providing immediate legal advice and representation during legal proceedings. Please contact the Computer and Internet Crime Department on 020 7388 8333 or email

Computer and IT Crime