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Birketts LLP’s Laura Thomas and fellow barrister Matthew Gowen defended two brothers who operated a business together against a £250,000 conspiracy to defraud allegation. Thomas also handled high-value VAT fraud, tax evasion and money laundering cases.

Fosters is ‘one of the best’ for fraud matters including Trading Standards and VAT cases. Chris Brown’s team advised a former company director on fraud allegations in excess of £1m, and represented a member of the clergy accused of breach of trust and probate fraud.

Clients highlight Hunt & Coombs LLP’s ‘realistic advice and tenacity’. Andrew Cave defended a client accused of 18 counts of benefit fraud. Also recommended are Simon Milburn, in-house counsel Davide Corbino, and criminal law clerk Glenda Hair, who is ‘a legend in Peterborough Crown Court’.

At Leathes Prior, Tim Cary and the ‘precise and organised’ Tej Thakkar represented a shareholder and director of UK and Spanish companies against allegations of fraud amounting to £9m.

Metcalfe, Copeman & Pettefar is ‘a great firm for criminal defence’ and has one of the region’s largest teams. Team head Alison Muir is ‘utterly dedicated to her clients’. Solicitor Charlotte Winchester regularly acts in benefit fraud cases and Nigel Taylor is adept in complex fraud matters.

Gotelee Solicitors has ‘some of the most knowledgeable and professional solicitors’, including the ‘calmly expert’ Hugh Rowland. The firm represented a company director who pleaded not guilty to fraud allegations in the Crown Court.

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