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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 involved complex and voluminous amounts of paperwork and took approximately 2 years to come to trial. There were approximately 40,000 pages of prosecution evidence to analyse and digest much of it of a financial nature.

Success in the case was due to meticulous case preparation and a unified defence team which was led by Abdullah Al-Yunusi a senior barrister specialising in Serious and Complex Fraud and Seema Parikh, Managing Partner at MPR solicitors.

The lead defendant in the case was unanimously convicted and now faces lengthy and complex Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings in excess of £2 million.

Our client was over the moon and can now resume her life which had been put on hold for 2 years.

MPR solicitors are specialists in Serious and Complex Fraud cases and in particular large scale multi defendant cases. We think outside of the box and deliver highly personalised and specialist services via our niche practice.

If you think we can help, please get in touch by calling 028 607 4660 and ask to speak to Seema Parikh, Specialist Fraud lawyer in the UK or email us at

Seema Parikh has written several articles on Fraud Work and how to defend conspiracy cases. If you would like a copy of any of these articles, please contact

MPR solicitors feature in the Legal 500 and Seema Parikh has been featured in SuperLawyers