On many occasions we have helped clients recover assets that had either been fraudulently
taken from them or, in the course of divorce, hidden from them.
Typically we are instructed by lawyers and this could be:-
To establish the location and value of assets in the case of fraud, and to normally produce an Expert Report for use in court. This may be, for example, where a Freezing Injunction and possibly a Search Order is being obtained so as to prevent assets being dissipated.
In relation to commercial fraud, to investigate suspected frauds and determine the amount and method by which sums have been defrauded and often their location.
In divorce proceedings we are often instructed to locate and value assets that have not been disclosed and often purposely hidden. This may sometimes involve producing an Expert Report for use in court where a Freezing Injunction and possibly a Search Order is being obtained so as to prevent assets being dissipated.
For many civil fraud claims, it is finding the location and value of hidden assets, followed by the ability to obtain a freezing injunction on those assets that determines the viability of commencing the legal proceedings. In these situations we typically work as part of a team comprised of private investigators, lawyers and other relevant professionals as required. We are able to provide a complete team covering all these areas since we have a close and long-established working relationships with these specialists.