Serious Fraud & Business Crime Solicitors


Because there are so many different types of fraud, convictions for fraud charges will vary greatly and will depend on the facts of the case, the value of the property taken (or amount of injury caused) and an individual’s criminal history. The Serious Fraud Office has developed a taxonomy of fraud cases identifying seven main groups of fraud.  Each of these groups are further broken down into categories consisting of a number of defined fraud types.

We assist individuals and companies in challenging and contesting fraud prosecutions and linked regulatory investigations in all forms.


Serious fraud is one of Langfield Law’s major areas of expertise. Our robust, pro-active representation of clients ensures they have the best defence available to them.

At Langfield Law, we have extensive experience of dealing with the various agencies that conduct fraud investigations. These include the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the City of London Police, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Financial Services Authority (FSA) – and its successors the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – trading standards departments, the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and its replacement the National Crime Agency (NCA), professional regulatory bodies and various police forces in the UK and abroad.

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Martin Luther King


Specialist Advice

We conduct  many high profile cases throughout the country. We are highly experienced in dealing with prosecutions brought by all the major prosecuting authorities including HMRC, SFO, DTI, Trading Standards, CPS, Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) / National Crime Agency (NCA), OFT / BIS, FSA, FCA, UKBA and Local Authorities. The firm is regularly instructed by other professionals such as solicitors, accountants and company directors who face criminal investigation and has built a reputation for acting on behalf of fellow professionals in criminal proceedings.

We have generated an excellent representation for defending those charged with fraud offences. We also place a great deal of emphasis on our proactive but sensitive approach to representation at the investigation stage.  We will always look to bring an investigation to an early conclusion without a prosecution being brought.  We are acutely aware of the importance of reputation management. We will pro-actively liaise with investigating authorities from the outset and frequently look to make representations against charge without losing sight of the primary objective which is preserving our client’s position in the event of charge and a trial.

We also act for those whose assets have been restrained during the course of a criminal investigation. Restraint orders can have a paralysing affect on both an individual or a company. Our experience in assisting those subject to both criminal investigation and restraint is substantial.