Advising on commercial fraud cases
Dealing with commercial fraud is a specialist area for us.
Some of recent instructions include:
Claim of deceit against a director
Acting on behalf of a consortium of investors claiming deceit against the director of a media publishing company who inflated accounts to procure additional investments.
Defending a claim for misrepresentation
Defending a misrepresentation breach of contract claim on behalf of certain sellers of a company on the basis that the claimant knew of the target company’s long term liabilities.
Bringing a deceit claim against a corporate shareholder who sought to transfer business assets through a web of offshore companies. The asset was traced and returned to the beneficial owner.
Preparing settlement documentation on behalf of claimants pursuing a conflicted director who transferred company assets to a company controlled by him at an undervalue. The director then adjusted the accounts to hide the transfers.
Qualified since 1989, knowledgeable and approachable, John advises SMEs and their investors in a range of sectors. He has an established reputation in the technology, art and media industries.