We will represent you throughout the process, including at interviews or court hearings.
We can rearrange your interview or hearing for a later date to suit you.
You will have the benefit of our unrivaled specialist experience wherever you live in the UK
If you are suspected of benefit fraud, and even if you are sure that you haven’t done anything wrong, you will make things much worse by not getting prompt expert help.Each year, around 30,000 people are prosecuted in the criminal courts for benefit fraud and find themselves facing hefty repayments, fines, Community Orders and even imprisonment. Many of these cases would not have got to court if specialist legal advice had been sought at an early stage.
We are the only legal practice in the country that specialises in benefit fraud.
We advise and represent in over 1,000 cases each year and with over 20 years’ experience, the quality of our advice and representation is second to none.
We provide legal training to the Citizens’ Advice Bureau, advice agencies and local authorities on this very technical area of law.
Our long-standing reputation as experts in the field means that other solicitors often refer their clients to us if their case is particularly difficult or complex.
Many law firms take on benefit fraud cases as a sideline to their main criminal law practice and this often means that they lack the specialism to get the best result for each and every client. As experienced specialists in this area, we are committed to providing you with the best possible advice and representation from start to finish.
Legal Aid is often available for benefit fraud cases, meaning that our work for you will not cost you a penny. If however you do not qualify, we will talk to you and agree a reasonable fixed fee for our services, with no hidden extras or additional bills.
Mrs T was about to start a new job which required her to undergo a police records check.
She contacted us when the Council told her they were investigating her for benefit fraud. She was extremely worried because any conviction would show up on her record and could have led to her job offer being revoked. Fortunately, we were able to persuade the Council to deal with her case as a ‘compliance’ issue rather than a criminal one, meaning Mrs T was spared a criminal record and could keep her job.
Mr M was being investigated by the DWP
Mr M was being investigated by the DWP for a large amount of money that they discovered in his bank account when he was claiming benefits. With our help, Mr M demonstrated that in fact the money was not his; he was simply holding it in his account on someone else’s behalf. We quickly arranged for a formal trust to be set up and this convinced the DWP that Mr M had not acted fraudulently so they dropped the prosecution.