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Civil Fraud and Asset Recovery

Civil Fraud and Asset Recovery

“An impressive set with noted expertise in commercial chancery matters. Instructing solicitors are quick to praise Radcliffe Chambers’ insolvency offering, while its strong bench of barristers also offers considerable strength in high-stakes banking, civil fraud and securities matters. International disputes concerning commercial trusts are also a key area for the team.” (Chancery: Commercial, The Chambers UK Bar 2023)

Our expertise in commercial disputes, trusts, banking, company and insolvency law means we are a natural choice for cases involving allegations of dishonesty, whether in a corporate or private client context.

Civil fraud and asset tracing are core practice areas for many of our members. We have depth across all levels and extensive expertise in acting in fraud litigation both onshore and offshore. Our members are aware of the commercial reality sometimes faced by clients and are sensitive to the need to implement an efficient analysis and effective strategy from the outset of the instruction, particularly to ensure the recovery of assets. Our members regularly instructed on discreet advisory work or as part of large teams of; lawyers, private investigators, forensic accountants and other specialists assembled to respond to both fast paced injunctive litigation and highly complex frauds with rapidly developing factual and legal issues whether domestic or overseas.

We are experienced in obtaining emergency relief to protect our clients’ assets, including worldwide freezing injunctions and search orders. We can also advise on interim conservatory measures in other jurisdictions including close collaboration with local counsel.

Our members have considerable experience with CIS disputes and offshore jurisdictions as well as matters arising out of USA, Continental Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The disputes emerge from a broad variety of sectors, including financial services, real estate, energy & natural resources, fintech, gambling, hospitality, in addition to cases involving private individuals.

If you are seeking a barrister specialising in fraud disputes, please contact us on 020 7831 0081 or visit our contact page.

Civil Fraud Cases

Radcliffe Chambers has vast experience in civil fraud and asset recovery matters. Past cases in this area include:

Worldwide freezing order

Successfully obtaining a worldwide freezing order following the failure of the Respondents to comply with terms settling an international arbitration award involving mining opportunities in Africa.

Property fraud claim

Representing the claimant company in a civil fraud claim involving a large portfolio of properties in London, where the claim is brought in deceit and negligent misstatement as well as for breach of contract.

Fraud arbitration

Representing clients accused of fraud arising out of a major Gulf infrastructure project in an SCC arbitration, which is subject to English law but involves issues of arbitrability and the extent of the arbitration agreement.

Our Civil Fraud Barristers

Our civil fraud and asset recovery team includes barristers at all levels of experience, which means we can offer a comprehensive service on all manner of fraud issues, from international, discreet advisory work to multi-counsel cases. Please click below to view members of our team.

Our Expertise

  • Asset recovery and  asset tracing
  • Breach of trust
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Committal applications for contempt of court
  • Conspiracy
  • Constructive trusts
  • Cyberfraud and cryptocurrencies
  • Disclosure orders
  • Dishonesty and deceit
  • Enforcement
  • Freezing injunctions
  • Interim injunctions
  • Jurisdictional issues
  • Knowing receipt
  • Misrepresentation
  • Misstatement
  • Piercing the corporate veil
  • Proprietary injunctions
  • Receivership orders
  • Restitution
  • Search orders
  • Unlawful means conspiracy
  • Worldwide freezing orders and ancillary relief