Our team has expertise in advising both companies and individuals on all aspects of civil fraud and asset recovery. We deal with large and complex fraud claims, as well as day to day issues which arise in our clients’ businesses as a result, including reputational issues. We take prompt action through the courts where needed including immediate injunctive relief.
At BLM we adopt a client focussed approach and consider your options carefully with you based on your preferred outcomes. Acting for both claimants and defendants, we provide clear and pragmatic advice and are able to utilise that both sides of that expertise to our advantage.
We act decisively and quickly to protect your position, whether that be with a robust approach to protecting or recovering assets or defending false allegations. We appreciate that the right solution for you may not always necessarily be in the monetary value of any claim and issuing/defending court proceedings to achieve this outcome; rather, the potential of the wider impact that negative publicity may cause, could be more important to you.
At BLM we have a large number of expert lawyers across different disciplines, for example our employment lawyers, regulatory lawyers and media/reputation management lawyers, which can be crucial to ensuring that you obtain the specific advice necessary for your legal situation and to help protect your reputation/brand. Reputational risk is potentially every bit as serious to the financial damage which may already have been done to your business, and we will work with you to ensure that the event itself and any related accusations are contained as far as is possible.
With commercial fraud involving more electronic/data issues, we know the importance to any investigation and claim to identifying, preserving and extracting that data. We have established relationships with specialist forensic accountants, insolvency practitioners and e-disclosure providers and where necessary, we act at an early stage to engage their services as part of an investigation or claim to help protect your position.
We act for UK and international companies and directors, contractors and sub-contractors in both bringing and defending commercial fraud claims, claims for breach of director’s duties, false invoicing claims and cartel and bribery offences.
Where litigation is unavoidable, our experienced team, with extensive trial experience, can guide you through the trial process, and explore funding options available. We have relationships with a number of brokers and providers in the market, to offer a range of solutions to your funding requirements. Funding solutions may enable you to pursue a claim that would otherwise not be financially sustainable, or relieve pressure on cash flow.
BLM’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team is based in our Manchester office but with full capability to provide nationwide representation. The team is comprised of three partners, assisted by a team of senior associates, associates and junior fee earners. Your case will be led by a partner, with the expertise and support of other lawyers to ensure work is carried out as economically as practicable.