Civil Fraud and Asset Recovery
“Its members are experienced in the handling of complex and high-profile commercial disputes, and are regularly instructed in cases involving civil fraud, insolvency, commercial loans, securities and secured lending.”
(Chancery: Commercial, The Chambers UK Bar 2019)
Our expertise in commercial litigation, trusts, banking and insolvency law means we are a natural choice for cases involving allegations of dishonesty, whether in a corporate or private client context. We have wide ranging experience in civil fraud and asset recovery matters, including breach of fiduciary duties, knowing receipt and dishonest assistance, international asset tracing and restitutionary remedies.
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 work in this area is often international in scope, with recent disputes involving the USA, Continental Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as several offshore jurisdictions. It encompasses a broad variety of sectors, including financial services, real estate, energy and hospitality, in addition to cases involving private individuals.
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.
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.
- Asset recovery
- Asset tracing
- Breach of fiduciary duties
- Civil fraud
- Dishonest assistance
- Freezing injunctions
- Interim injunctions
- Knowing receipt
- Search orders
- Worldwide freezing orders