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Fraud Claims

Civil Fraud Claims

Civil Fraudfraud: in the context of commercial dispute resolution (as o... Solicitors in London

Our fraudfraud: in the context of commercial dispute resolution (as o... solicitors specialise in civil claims for fraudfraud: in the context of commercial dispute resolution (as o... and fraudulent misrepresentationfraudulent misrepresentation: a statement that is false and .... Victims of fraudfraud: in the context of commercial dispute resolution (as o... must act swiftly and decisively to trace and recover assets and prevent a fraudster from disposing of them.

Civil fraudfraud: in the context of commercial dispute resolution (as o... can arise in a variety of contexts, such as:

  • Fraudulent statements. A party may have induced another into entering a contract by making a fraudulent misrepresentationfraudulent misrepresentation: a statement that is false and ..., that is, a statement which is false and which the party making it knew to be false. An example may be, in the context of a residential property purchase, a seller stating in the Property Information Form that there are no disputes relating to the property when in fact the seller is involved in boundary litigationlitigation: the bringing of a lawsuit or legal claim in cour... with his neighbour. Importantly, damagesdamages: in litigation and dispute resolution, financial com... awarded in fraudulent misrepresentationfraudulent misrepresentation: a statement that is false and ... cases can be more extensive than in cases of innocent or negligent misrepresentationnegligent misrepresentation: a false statement made where th.... The damagesdamages: in litigation and dispute resolution, financial com... awarded can extend to damagesdamages: in litigation and dispute resolution, financial com... that were not foreseeable.
  • Misappropriation of property. Embezzlement by an employee is a classic situation in which a fraudfraud: in the context of commercial dispute resolution (as o... claim can be brought in the civil courts. The basis of the claim being that, in misappropriating the employer’s property, the employee has breached his or her fiduciary duties and contractual duties of fidelity and good faith.
  • Fraudulent tradingfraudulent trading: in company litigation, conducting the bu... by a company directordirector: person appointed as an officer of a company, whose.... Liquidators can bring such claims against directors under the Insolvency Act 1986 where, prior to the appointment of a liquidatorliquidator: in insolvency law, a person appointed by credito..., a company has carried on its business with the intention of defrauding creditors.

If you are a claimant in a civil fraud claim, you will invariably be making allegations of dishonesty against the defendant. If you have a good arguable case and the defendant has assets that are at risk of dissipation, you may be able to obtain a freezing injunction to safeguard against a situation where the court awards you damagesdamages: in litigation and dispute resolution, financial com... but the defendantdefendant: the respondent against whom court proceedings are... has no assets with which to pay.

It should be borne in mind that care must be taken in alleging fraudfraud: in the context of commercial dispute resolution (as o.... There is an obligation to explain the fraudfraud: in the context of commercial dispute resolution (as o... to the court in great detail, which our civil fraudfraud: in the context of commercial dispute resolution (as o... solicitors do not take lightly. Courts can award costs sanctions against parties alleging fraudfraud: in the context of commercial dispute resolution (as o... without credible basis to do so.

To find out more, you can contact a solicitor at South Bank Legal today for a confidential discussion.