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Withers LLP

Fraud: Civil

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What the team is known for

Represents both claimants and defendants in a variety of sizeable disputes in both the English courts and internationally. Frequently handles matters relating to bank fraud and art theft, with extensive experience in cases which involve trusts and private capital. Represents both individual and corporate clients in matters concerning high financial and reputational stakes.

Strengths

One source notes that the firm has "a depth of experience in this area" and "a very good set of lawyers offering civil fraud services."

A source describes the firm as "a strong litigation outfit that is very good for matters involving Russia and CIS," adding the lawyers are "very user-friendly."

Work highlights

Advised Dubai-based company Transworld Aviation on its defence of fraud claims brought by Premiair in relation to the sale and purchase of a helicopter.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Ross heads the firm's civil fraud team and is an experienced commercial litigator. He handles high-value fraud proceedings as well as helping clients to trace and recover their assets, with particular expertise in representing family offices.
"Stephen demonstrates a depth of knowledge in relation to remedies that are available in a case." "He has great commercial awareness and is a pleasure to work with." "Stephen is very thoughtful and considered, with a very good grasp on the details of a case."

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Overview

With experience in complex and large-scale international fraud cases, Withers' civil fraud practice is well versed in matters involving private capital and acting for successful individuals and their businesses. We represent both claimants and respondents in wide ranging cases from art and cultural asset frauds to high-value multi-jurisdictional cases involving financial services or complex trust structures.

The firm's strong international platform enables our team to trace assets across the world, acting for clients in all major litigation jurisdictions. We are also the only onshore law firm with an offshore practice in the BVI, providing the capability to handle fraud and complex asset tracing through this jurisdiction.

Fraud: Civil Department

Withers LLP

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Department location

20 Old Bailey

London

Greater London

UK

EC4M 7AN

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Fraud: Civil


Stephen Ross
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