“White Collar” crime is a blanket term used to categorise a broad range of crimes committed in a corporate or government setting. White Collar crimes are typically financial in nature and require a broad level of expertise across both criminal defence and civil litigation.
Examples of white collar crimes include:
Whilst our firm’s specialist criminal defence lawyers represent people being investigated for fraud, white collar crime, corruption and bribery, our civil litigation team acts for both individuals and businesses in the resolution of civil claims arising from similar circumstances.
We are often instructed to apply or respond to applications to the court to freeze assets or money allegedly acquired fraudulently.
It is possible to obtain an order in the civil court, without notice to the other party, to search a property and preserve evidence such as electronic data as well as an order to freeze bank accounts and other property. These situations are often very fluid and it is necessary to move quickly to preserve assets and evidence. We provide rapid and confidential advice on such matters.
We have assisted a wide variety of clients in negotiating and settling civil claims involving fraud and white collar crime. Our litigation team works closely with the Potts Lawyers criminal defence team to provide you with accurate advice regarding police complaints and how the criminal law process may affect any civil law claims and applications. Parties should ensure that any civil remedy or settlement is obtained lawfully and in particular, is not a compounding of the initial alleged crime.
We are able to assist you whether you are facing allegations of fraud, bribery or stealing, or whether you expect an employee, family member or associate of defrauding you and wish to recover your assets.