Civil Fraud Actions

The term ‘civil fraud’ covers various types of fraudulent actions you can raise in a civil court, which centre on conduct that is deceitful or misleading.  We have expertise in all aspects of fraud, including fraudulent misrepresentation; corporate and international fraud; false accounting; breach of fiduciary duty; director’s duties; investment fraud; and deceit.

A fraud action can be raised in the civil court, the criminal court, or both. Civil action for fraud is usually the more attractive option for those seeking remedy: the process is much faster, there is a greater degree of control and flexibility, and the standard of proof (on the balance of probabilities) is lower than that in the criminal court. We specialise in the attachment of liability and recovery of victim’s losses in the civil court, and in seeking the various remedies open to victims such as Freezing Orders; Search Orders; Proprietary Injunctions; Third Party Disclosure Orders; Unjust enrichment; Dishonest Assistance and Knowing Receipt. We are also particularly well placed to advise on how to best defend a civil fraud action.

Bright Line Law is highly regarded as a specialist provider, winning the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers of 2017 award, as well as being Top Ranked within the UK Bar Chambers for 2018 and 2019. Bright Line Law is a specialist provider in this area, contact a member of our team, call us on + 44 (0)203 709 9470, or fill in our online enquiry form.

Jonathan Fisher QC
Lead Counsel

Telephone + 020 3872 2852

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