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Client "acquitted" at pre-charge stage in complex fraud

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Our professional client was arrested in a dawn raid on suspicious of fraud by abuse of position and money laundering over 6 months ago. The case involved a complex myriad of transactions and historical factual issues spanning 15 years. We were chosen for...

MPR solicitors instructed in conspiracy to defraud against Met Police

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We have been retained by a former company director to defend in fraud proceedings involving the Met Police Force and the complex law of Procurement. The case is being investigated and prosecuted by the specialist Economic Crime Team at the CPS and involves...

MPR client acquitted of conspiracy to defraud at Southwark Crown Court

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MPR solicitors LLP were instructed to represent a professional client charged with several counts of conspiracy to defraud with 5 others in the largest Access to Work fraud prosecuted by the CPS Specialist Fraud Unit for the DWP- Operation Aguilar. The case...

MPR successful in opposing investigation into corporate fraud in Accident Claims Industry

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Seema Parikh of MPR solicitors LLP was instructed on behalf of 3 company directors and an employee in the Accident Claims Industry to fend off a police investigation involving conspiracy to defraud and money laundering. The investigation spanned several...

Private prosecutions on the rise

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Last month MPR were instructed to instigate a private prosecution in connection with a corporate fraud. We are pleased to announce that the dossier has now been handed to the authorities with a view to taking over the prosecution. Increasingly corporate and...

Operation Rutland Surrey Police investigate £1 million fraud: how MPR solicitors can assist

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Today saw the arrest of 4 police officers by Surrey police into allegations of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering. The investigation is being conducted by the Serious and Organised Crime Team and also involves other agencies as the suspects involved...

The Insurance Fraud Taskforce -Recommendations

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The Insurance Fraud Taskforce has conducted a yearlong review of what the major factors are behind insurance fraud and has come up with a series of recommendations for the legal sector. A list of conclusions includes: The SRA along with accident claims...

MPR solicitors secure client's acquittal for tax evasion

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An eminent cardiologist was cleared last week of tax evasion. The jury took just two hours to return a unanimous Not Guilty verdict. Our client had been charged with cheating the public revenue and was being prosecuted by the specialist tax division of...

MPR solicitors secure suspended sentence order for 30 counts of fraud

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Our client was charged and pleaded guilty to 30 charges of fraud by false representation. She was expecting a prison sentence. However, MPR solicitors were instructed to fully advise, represent and secure a non-custodial sentence if possible. The case on...

MPR solicitors instructed in Trading Standards conspiracy to defraud case

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The firm’s Business Crime Team has been instructed to defend a Company Director in a prosecution being brought by Trading Standards into an alleged car-ringing fraud. The trial has been fixed for 2016. At MPR solicitors, we cover all types of Trading...

MPR Business Defence Team successful in defending BIS prosecution

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MPR solicitors were instructed to defend a Company Director being prosecuted by the Companies Investigation Branch (CIB). He faced director disqualification and hefty financial penalties. Prior to the court hearing, we fully analysed the CIB’s case...

MPR client cleared of Conspiracy to Cheat and Fraud- but 23 others jailed

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Following proceedings lasting for over 3 years our client was finally cleared of all charges in relation to a massive VAT Fraud and Conspiracy to Cheat Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs being prosecuted by the Specialist Fraud Division of the CPS under...

MPR solicitors instructed to protect company director from reputation damage

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Seema Parikh who heads the Corporate Fraud Team of solicitors at MPR solicitors was instructed to protect the interests of a company director during the course of an on-going dispute resolution with a disgruntled and emotionally charged former employee. The...

MPR Solicitors instructed in multi-handed conspiracy to defraud MPR Solicitors instructed in multi-handed conspiracy to defraud at Birmingham Crown Court

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MPR solicitors were chosen due to their expertise in defending “White Collar” fraud and complex conspiracy cases. We are a niche firm offering a Partner-led bespoke defence team in the most serious and complex cases. Clients will be given the...

Seema Parikh of MPR Solicitors selected to the 2014 London Super Lawyers List

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The Firm’s Managing Partner Seema Parikh has been included in the London 2014 Super Lawyers List as a recognised expert in Fraud and Criminal Law. No more than 5% of solicitors practising in London can be selected by the Thomson Reuters...

MPR Solicitors instructed to defend in bribery and corruption prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO)

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MPR Solicitors are instructed to defend in a bribery and corruption prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in an alleged conspiracy involving our client to rig energy contracts worth £70million. At MPR Solicitors we specialise in defending...

MPR Solicitors acting for Accident Claims Management Company in fraud and money laundering investigation

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Seema Parikh and her team at the Firm’s Serious and Complex Crime Department were called in to advise the directors of a national claims management company following a large scale operation by the Met’s Organised Crime and Fraud Team. There were...

MPR solicitors instructed in corporate investigation into fraudulent activity

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The Firm’s Senior Partner Abdullah Al-Yunusi is acting for a company and its directors in relation to allegations of corporate fraud on a major British Plc. The private investigation has been on-going with issues relating to forensic accounting and...

Operation Aguilar at Southwark Crown Court - MPR Solicitors instructed

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Managing Partner and Fraud Lawyer Seema Parikh has been instructed to represent a Defendant in a multi-handed 10 Defendant trial at Southwark Crown Court involving serious charges of conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to commit fraud by abuse of position and...

Operation Bergen at the Central Criminal Court - MPR solicitors instructed

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The firm has been instructed to represent a senior NHS consultant accused of cheating the Revenue over a period of years. MPR solicitors business defence solicitors was chosen for its expertise in all aspects of HMRC tax fraud and evasion. If you would...

MPR Solicitors instructed in large-scale mobile phone fraud

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Martin Murray and Seema Parikh from the Firm’s Serious and Complex Crime Team have been instructed by a number of individuals in relation to one of the largest mobile phone frauds to have surfaced recently. It is envisaged that there are over 2000...

MPR Solicitors instructed in £1M confiscation appeal

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MPR Solicitors Senior Partner and barrister Abdullah Al-Yunusi has been privately retained to represent a Defendant in a large and complex Confiscation appeal. The confiscation originated from a large-scale money laundering conspiracy case involving over...

International Property Fraud- MPR instructed to defend

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MPR Solicitors have been retained to represent a company director in a case involving  a mult- million pound international property fraud which will be tried in 2015. We were chosen for our expertise in serious and complex fraud and proven track...

MPR solicitors instructed to act for a Deloitte's UK Futures 1000 company

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We are proud to announce that we are acting on a variety of issues for a leading UK business identified by Deloitte as being one of a number of fast-growing British companies creating wealth and jobs in the country. At MPR Solicitors we can assist...

Conspiracy to defraud: Inside job at DSS- MPR Instructed to defend at Harrow Crown Court

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MPR Solicitors have been instructed to represent a defendant who together with sixteen others is charged with Conspiracy to Defraud. Our client was originally represented by a duty solicitor at the police station as she had little experience of the criminal...

New Sentencing Guidelines for Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering offences published today

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The Sentencing Council has today published a new guideline covering offences of Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering. It takes effect on 1 October 2014 for all offenders sentenced on or after that date. So this is very relevant if you are currently facing...

MPR instructed to advise and represent in cash seizure case

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MPR Solicitors have been instructed on behalf of another client in relation to a cash seizure. We have been asked to advise on this matter pre-interview with a view to avoiding charges relating to fraud or money laundering. Presently we have seen little...

Fraud case dropped against London Solicitor under investigation

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Our client faced allegations of being involved in multimillion pound property fraud. He was a solicitor in London and was naturally concerned about the impact of a criminal investigation on his reputation, practice and his career. At MPR we offer a...

MPR solicitors instructed in Fraud case at Basildon Crown Court

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We have been retained to advise and represent two defendants in a conspiracy to defraud and money laundering case at Basildon Crown Court. The case centres around allegations of national and international fraud conducted on a nationally known charitable...

Government strengthens fight against £3.5bn benefit fraud and error

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DWP take stance against those suspected of abusing the system and making fraudulent claims. Latest DWP figures show fraud and error in the benefit system stands at 2.1% of overall welfare expenditure. Fraud and error in the benefit system stands at 2.1% of...

MPR instructed to defend in a fraud against coca cola UK

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MPR Solicitors have been retained to defend in  case involving the systematic fraud against the giant drinks brand Coca Cola. This fraud was perpetuated by an insider over the course of over 5 years before suspicion. The preparation for trial involves...

MPR Solicitors shortlisted for Fraud Law Firm of the Year Global Award 2014

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We are pleased to announce that Finance Monthly Magazine has shortlisted MPR Solicitors LLP for a Global Award 2014 in the category of Fraud Law Firm of the Year – UK. The shortlist has been drawn up based on votes received from subscribers of Finance...

MPR Solicitors shortlisted for Tax Fraud Law Firm of the Year Global Award 2014

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MPR Solicitors LLP has been shortlisted for a global award  by the subscribers of Finance Monthly, a global industry sector specialist publication. The Finance Monthly Global Awards 2014 category in which MPR Solicitors have been nominated is: Tax...

Benefit Fraud cheats could face ten-year prison sentences

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The DPP, Keir Starmer QC published new guidelines for prosecutors dealing with fraud cases involving state benefits and tax credits. He announced an unprecedented crackdown on those who committed benefit fraud against the DWP (Department for Work and...

MPR Solicitors instructed in large VAT fraud trial in Birmingham Crown Court

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MPR’s specialist fraud team have been instructed to defend in a large-scale serious VAT fraud in Birmingham Crown Court. Operation Janitor is an alleged conspiracy to cheat HMRC of millions of pounds involving 28 Defendants. The case is likely to be...

Latest May 2012 instructions: 2 new corporates join the MPR client list

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MPR Solicitors have instructions from 2 new corporate clients including a well-known fast-food chain. MPR Solicitors are specialists in Criminal defence and Business Crime and have established themselves across London and the UK. MPR Solicitors can...

Success at Southwark Crown Court: Our client cleared of all conspiracy to money launder charges

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Our client was charged with conspiracy to money launder large amounts of cash with another. The case involved a complex paper trail consisting of thousands of pages of evidence. MPR Solicitors had represented this client at the start from the police station...

MPR Solicitors in 300 billion Yen bearer bond fraud

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Seema Parikh, Managing Partner of MPR Solicitors LLP and specialist fraud lawyer was retained by a South American national to challenge an investigation by SOCA into a Y300 billion bearer bond fraud. The instruments were seized under the Proceeds of Crime...

March 2012 News Update: Specialist Business Fraud Solicitors

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First week of March saw MPR Fraud Solicitors take on a long-firm fraud case and an HMRC tax investigation into undeclared sources of income arising from HMOs. The team has also been instructed to act for a high net worth individual being investigated by...

MPR Solicitors new City of London Office

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To cater for the growing demands of our business and private clients, our new offices at 1 Fetter Lane in the heart of legal London and a stone’s throw from the London Stock Exchange, is just the ticket. We offer a highly discreet personal service for...

Client cleared from SOCA money laundering investigation

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We were asked to represent an Indian national being investigated for large-scale money-laundering allegations by SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency). He had come under SOCA’s radar as a result of covert surveillance from London to the Midlands...

Defending large-scale conspiracies and Organised Crime by Seema Parikh, Partner in the Complex Crime Team at MPR Solicitors

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Clients often do not really understand the meaning of “Conspiracy” but one can see the panic on their faces when the “C” word is used at charge at the police station and the automatic assumption that their case is far worse and more...

MPR success in conspiracy to defraud case

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The client was charged with conspiracy to defraud a local authority in the 1980s in connection with housing building grants. After the Crown Prosecution Service delayed in the service of outstanding case papers, we decided to instruct our own expert and also...

MPR instructed in conspiracy to defraud a West London local authority

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We have been instructed to defend a client who faces serious conspiracy to defraud charges at Isleworth Crown Court dating back to the 1980s concerning a local authority and building grants. We anticipate forensic issues and abuse arguments to be the focus...

MPR make Met Police return cash seizure of £30,000 and jewellery to Traveller family

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We were instructed by 3 clients after police raided their safety deposit boxes in London and seized £30,000 in cash and a large amount of jewellery under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. The Police also arrested 2 of our clients for allegations of...

Multi million £ mortgage fraud - MPR solicitors instructed

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We have been instructed to represent 2 professionals in an alleged mortgage fraud being investigated by the Fraud Squad of the City of London Police. The criminal investigation is running with parallel civil proceedings in the High Court which issued Mareva...

£100 million Money laundering SOCA prosecution - MPR to lead defence

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Seema Parikh of MPR Solicitors has been instructed to defend the lead Defendant in one of SOCA’s largest money laundering prosecutions in the West Midlands. A taskforce of over 200 officers carried out dawn raids across the country last week resulting...

Bribery Act 2010 review could lead to delay

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The Coalition government has placed the new Act under review just months before its due implementation date in April 2011 as a result of increased lobbying by big business that accuse the new Act of placing UK companies at a great disadvantage in global...

Financial Sector set for new UK Bribery Act shake up

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The Bribery Act 2010 was given royal assent in April 2010 and is expected to come into force in April 2011. With it comes a wave of changes which renovate the previous anti-bribery legal framework to the extent that many city ‘fat cats’ will be...

HMRC's Tax Health Plan deadline for disclosure and payment ends on 30 June 2010

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On 11 January 2010 HMRC announced an initiative called the Tax Health Plan (THP) allowing individuals in the medical profession to declare all earnings and settle their arrears of tax for a fixed penalty of only 10%. Under this tax amnesty, individuals...

Dental practitioner accused of fraud on the NHS instructs MPR Solicitors to defend

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MPR Solicitors have been instructed to represent a dental practitioner who is due to appear at Bradford Crown Court on charges of false accounting. The case represents a full investigation by the DWP into the practices and claiming procedures on the Primary...

MPR Fraud Team instructed to defend on National Lottery Fraud

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MPR Solicitors have been instructed to represent a Defendant involved in a conspiracy to defraud concerned with the illegal obtaining of lottery funding through the use of charities. We are specialist fraud solicitors who can assist in the proactive defence...

Operation Tulipbox - £38 million carbon credit fraud - MPR Solicitors LLP instructed

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MPR Solicitors LLP were instructed to represent a company director alleged to have been part of an organised crime group trading large volumes of high-value carbon credits. The Treasury suspected that at least £38 million in VAT had been stolen by a...