Fraud, Proceeds of Crime, Money Laundering and Criminal Investigations

The HW Forensic Accountants team has vast experience in fraud investigations, reporting on Proceeds of Crime (POCA) and other criminal investigations.

Whether we are acting for an owner-manager in investigating and reporting on suspected fraud within his business or assisting in the defence of an accused person as part of criminal fraud proceedings we have the benefit of being able to provide to our client the expertise gained by previously acting on numerous fraud cases.

The size of cases worked on ranges from small petty cash frauds up to international VAT Carousel (MTIC) fraud values in excess of £100 million. POCA 2002 and the Bribery Act

Political pressure to maximise confiscations under POCA and the recent Bribery Act means that an increasing number of individuals and organisations are being caught up in these types of cases.  We provide an independent assessment of a client’s assets and lifestyle whilst focusing on a fair and unbiased interrogation of the Crown’s case against the accused.

Typical types of criminal and fraud cases that we work on include

  • Proceeds of Crime confiscations
  • Corporate fraud
  • VAT carousel  (MTIC) fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Benefit fraud
  • Occupational fraud and embezzlement
  • HMRC investigations
  • Bribery and corruption

Our reports and giving evidence in court

Our reports are independent, impartial and tailored to the needs of all parties involved.   We have experience of giving evidence as an expert witness in court should the need arise.

If you would like to discuss how we can help or for more information please contact your local office.

If you would like to discuss how we can help or for more information please contact your local office.