Eversheds Sutherland

Fraud: Civil Department

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What the team is known for Fraud and investigations group managing high-profile disputes for claimants and defendants, including private prosecutions with concurrent criminal litigation. Coordinates international strategies to trace and recover lost assets with the support of offices in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Experienced representing individuals as well as banks and corporate clients.

Strengths A client praises the firm for its "specialised experience that totally met our needs."

Another interviewee describes the team as "very detail-orientated, timely and very upfront on cost disclosures."

Work highlights Represented Damazein Global Investments in its claim to recover USD3 million from Salamanca Capital and Rupert Hayward following a failed investment.

Notable practitioners

Neville Byford
is experienced in handling complex fraud matters concerning allegations such as conspiracy, dishonesty and fraudulent misrepresentation. He advises on cross-border asset recovery as well as matters with contentious trust aspects.
"Neville is a hugely experienced practitioner who is very strategic, good with clients and knows his way around civil fraud." "He was spot on with his predictions in a case and we were able to adjust our strategy accordingly." "Neville is diligent, committed and has good judgement."