Our team of fraud lawyers has a proven track record of successfully representing claimants and defendants in international and domestic fraud cases, both civil and criminal.
We can assemble at short notice a multi-disciplinary team with experience not only in fraud work, but also in employment, financial services, banking and corporate law to meet our clients’ specific needs, whether they are victims of fraud or facing allegations of fraud. We have extensive experience in obtaining and defending emergency injunctive relief (such as search and freezing orders) in this country and our strong international focus and connections mean we can co-ordinate cross-border claims to protect our client’s position.
When fraud is suspected, it is important to act quickly and decisively. From the investigations that should be carried out on discovery of the fraud, to tracing the proceeds and determining the commercial merits of pursuing a claim and enforcing a judgment, our specialist fraud lawyers advise at every stage of the process.
We have acted for many businesses and individuals – particularly professionals faced with allegations of fraud that put their reputation and livelihoods at risk. Even in the face of the most aggressively pursued claims we defend our clients’ interests robustly and help guide them through what can seem a very oppressive and alien process. Our reputation management service can also assist in shaping the public perception of the case.
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Legal 500 2016
“Fladgate LLP’s ‘wide-ranging’ practice acts primarily for corporate clients. Led by the ‘tactical and effective’ Sophia Purkis, the team handles a number of high-value claims and is involved in ongoing FX investigations.”
Sophia Purkis of Fladgate LLP advises claimants and defendants in relation to large-scale civil fraud claims, often in conjunction with parallel criminal proceedings. “She knows that field and is smart, inventive and creative”, comments an interviewee.
Sophia Purkis of Fladgate LLP has a growing reputation in the fraud arena. She recently acted for a defendant involved in the Innovator and Keydata claims.
Steven Mash of Fladgate LLP has impressive experience in fraud disputes. His litigation expertise is complemented by his arbitration practice.
Fladgate LLP’s ‘comprehensive’ team, led by Simon Ekins, sits in the firm’s wider dispute resolution department. The practice, which includes the ‘standout’ Sophia Purkis, was instructed by a former director of GMAC Commercial Finance on claims alleging fraudulent misrepresentation brought by the company.
Steven Mash of Fladgate LLP regularly works on complex fraud cases. He is “able to consume details better than anyone in the profession,” according to one source, while another praises his ability to “deal with complex law and complicated facts.”
Sophia Purkis of Fladgate LLP “has an overwhelming ability to grasp and use detail to guide strategy and always positions her clients in the best place.” She is noted for handling cases that cross over between fraud and professional negligence.
At Fladgate LLP, Sophia Purkis is “a superb strategic thinker” who “can make the best of a difficult case”, Fergus Buckley is “incisive”, and Alexander Wildschütz is also recommended. The team has recently been acting in a number of investment-related disputes.
Sophia Purkis recently joined Fladgate LLP from Kingsley Napley. Sources say that she is “particularly good at long and strategically difficult cases”, and has an “incredible ability to stay on top of large amounts of detail”.
Sources say: “We go back for the quality service, reasonable fees and strength across the board”.
Sophia Purkis of Fladgate LLP handles civil fraud work, with considerable experience in complex cross-border work. Market sources say: “She is extremely experienced, very easy-going, really into the detail and a very strategic thinker.”
Fladgate LLP’s ‘excellent partner-led litigation team’ wins plaudits for its ‘great commercial approach and solid judgement’, and is ‘a strong contender in the civil fraud market’. The firm is noted for its strong international focus with multiple foreign desks; examples include acting for a Swiss claimant in a matter regarding unpaid returns by a bank and alleged conspiracy to defraud, and advising PCP Capital Partners in alleged fraudulent misrepresentations made by Barclays, into which the client had invested £3bn in Middle Eastern money. Simon Ekins heads the practice, and Sophia Purkis ‘fights tenaciously for her clients’ and has a long track record of successes.