Fraudulent trading investigations usually arise as a result of complaints to the Police or Serious and Organised Crime Agency, or other government agencies by creditors who have lost money as a result of a business ceasing trading, disappearing, or simply going into liquidation leaving unpaid debts. Fraudulent trading cases will often involve a company which has become insolvent.
Police investigations conducted in partnership with the Serious Fraud Office can last for an extended period of time, impacting those involved drastically. Fraudulent trading can occur when the defendant is ignorant. It may be that within any organisation, one director is unaware of the company’s true financial position, or likewise is uninformed of the financial activities of the other director.
Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, providing immediate, first class legal advice, representation and assistance during legal proceedings. Please contact the Fraud, White Collar & Business Crime Department on 020 7388 8333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org