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Boiler Room Fraud Defence
If your company has been accused of running a boiler room fraud scheme, JMW can provide expert legal representation to help you defend against the charges. Likewise, if you have fallen victim to boiler room fraud and have invested in worthless or non-existent shares, we can help. We have great knowledge and experience in this often complex area of law and will help you through every stage of the process.
JMW provides services to assist in the defence against boiler room fraud in all its forms, regardless of the complexity of the case. Boiler room fraud relates to the selling of shares that are heavily overpriced, worthless or, in very serious cases, completely non-existent. A fraudster will generally cold call a victim and offer the chance to invest in these shares; they'll promise high returns that sound too good to be true, and usually are.
We understand the sometimes incredibly fine distinction between an investment scheme that is fraudulent and one that is simply unsuccessful and can advise you on the right action to take. We know that legitimate professionals and businesses can be unfairly tainted by scrutiny of this type and can unwittingly become involved in such accusations.
Conspiracy to defraud - which essentially means an agreement to defraud someone - is the most common charge for this type of fraud. Importantly, it is the job of the prosecution in such cases to prove dishonesty, and a conviction cannot be made if this cannot be shown. At JMW, our expert solicitors can help you build the best possible defence to help you avoid conviction and other penalties.
Why Choose JMW?
We defend companies from across the UK, including Manchester and London, against enquiries from the Crown Prosecution Service, the Serious Fraud Office and what was the Financial Services Authority (it is now split into two separate regulatory bodies - the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority).
To ensure your case gets the bespoke focus it needs, we will put together a team of experts with the combined knowledge to tackle your situation and all its complexities. This team may include:
- Reputation management experts
- Corporate recovery advisors
- Media law advisors
Our business crime team is regarded as one of the best in the north west and we can advise you regardless of the complexity of your case. If your business is accused of running a boiler room scheme, or if you think you have been targeted by one, our team can provide invaluable assistance.