Fraud & Money Laundering

Headed up by Stephen D Smith MBE, our Fraud department has dealt with defence in fraud and money laundering cases all over the country. We seriously believe that if someone faces charges of this type, they should always seek out specialist help from a firm of lawyers who are experienced in the special demands and pressures that this type of work brings.

Stephen Smith has this experience, and clients find themselves reassured by his positive and vigorous approach, coupled with tireless effort on their behalf.

Fraud and money laundering defence work is very much a team effort, and this firm prides itself on the team of Counsel, Forensic accountants, and other experts, which it has gathered over the years  to assist  in this type of work.

From Police Station to the conclusion of any Court Case, Stephen and his team will be there to guide you.

For some leading examples of fraud and money laundering cases  we have recently dealt with please see here

R – V – T & others                Hull Crown Court

Multiple defendants charged with conspiracy to launder several million pounds from the proceeds of the importation of controlled drugs.

R – V – D       Teeside Crown Court 2009

A case involving an alleged multi-million pounds rail track fraud where the prosecution was stopped by the Court on a submission of no case to answer before he gave evidence to the jury. He was acquitted without a stain on his character after a 3 year long fight to prove his innocence.

R – V – C       Preston Crown Court 2010

A case of alleged money laundering and fraud where the defendant was released on a submission of no case to answer in relation to substantial proceedings involving complicated money changing bureau issues.

R – V – H       Crown Court 2010

A case of mortgage fraud involving a complicated property fraud involving over a million pounds of alleged dishonestly obtained funds.

The case involved restraint proceedings and bank related problems with intricate expert computer and telephone evidence which adduced to support the Defence. The prosecution on hearing of and seeing the independent expert evidence we obtained decided to drop the allegations in a multi handed case against the Defendant whose good character and standing was restored.

R – V – D & others   Teesside Crown Court 2010

Multiple defendants charged with £14.7million conspiracy and corruption linked to Network Rail. Defendant acquitted following complex legal arguments regarding admissibility and reliability of evidence.

R – V – C & others               Preston Crown Court 2009

Three defendants charged with money laundering and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Case dismissed following legal argument.

R – V – H & others   Teesside Crown Court 2009

Multiple defendants charged with varying conspiracies involving large scale identity and subsequent mortgage and loans fraud. Defendant acquitted following legal argument.

R – V – MH & others            Manchester Crown Court 2009

Multiple defendants charged with conspiracy to launder several million pounds from the proceeds of fraudulent loans and property exchanges. Case dismissed following legal arguments.

R – V – B & others                Sheffield Crown Court 2011/12

Multiple defendants charged with £million conspiracy to defraud SITA UK.

R – V – K, K & others        Sheffield Crown Court 2011

Multiple defendants charged with multiple million pound 02 telecommunications fraud.

R – V – P & others                Sheffield Crown Court 2011

Multiple defendants charged with conspiracy to defraud a series of major banks and mortgage lenders. Defendant acquitted following 6 week trial.

R – V – I & others                 Sheffield Crown Court 2011

Two defendants charged with conspiracy to defraud a national bank.


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