If you think you may be the victim of fraud, you should take legal advice before confronting the suspected fraudster. A solicitor specialising in civil recovery and fraud will be able to advise you on the risks and rewards of seeking to recover your losses – a cost/benefit analysis – and, in appropriate cases, will be able to help you develop an effective strategy to recover your losses and to put the strategy into effect.
Working with a solicitor will also give you the protection of legal privilege:
“confidentiality” in relation to the legal advice and strategy.
The key to successful civil recovery is to act quickly and adopt an appropriate strategy to:
• Investigate the fraud and obtain evidence;
• Freeze assets; and
• Obtain favourable recovery orders and the payment of compensation.