In the last three years we have recovered over £200 million of hidden and misappropriated assets for clients ranging from foreign governments, HMRC, claimants in major frauds, banks, insurers as well as other listed and non-listed corporates. We use insolvency proceedings, court appointed receiverships and other civil procedures. We have extensive experience of retrieving assets from jurisdictions in the Caribbean, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, as well as the offshore centres. We operate under a number of fee structures, often working on a contingent basis or with the benefit of third party funding. This means we are able to bear the risk of the investigation, and only charge a fee in cases where a recovery is made. In many cases our work represents an opportunity for clients to turn write offs into revenues. In addition, we are experienced at working alongside the UK prosecuting authorities to manage businesses, safeguard restrained assets and recover the proceeds of crime using the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 criminal and civil legislation.

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Leon Livermore of CTSI sending a collaborative message across sectors to beat the fraudsters

How we tackle loneliness in an ageing society is a job for all of society to deal with. However, increased collaboration across the...…

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Turning the tables on fine wine fraudsters

How the tables can turn and fraudulent businesses can be shut down when a creditor/investor takes back control.

Philip Tomkinson, who invested £42,500 but only received one case of wine worth £8,500, was so disgruntled he obtained a court winding up...…

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Land Banking Fraud 5 jailed #elderly #scam #fraud

Can we help our relatives, and those we know to be vulnerable, steer clear of such scams? Insolvency proceedings against the fraudsters...

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The fraudsters are using Brexit to scaremonger. #brexit #pension #scam

With growing uncertainty on how the Brexit vote will affect our savings fraudsters have been exploiting that fear. 

Scammers are using Brexit concerns to try to con people into transferring their pension savings to suspicious overseas schemes, according...…

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Moves to help protect vulnerable from scams

Great to see the banking industry and Chartered Trading Standards Institute considering how to provide further protection to protect...

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No apple for this teacher

When you can't even trust your teacher. Alarm bells should always ring if a school ever asks for a payment to be made to a personal account.

Smith taught textiles at £4,500-a-term Brigidine School, in Windsor, Berkshire, when she organised for a class of 11 pupils to go on a...…

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Be wary of those we employ and entrust with our elderly relatives

It is not just a fight against unwanted cold calling scammers but also being wary of those closest to our elderly relatives. 

Two care home managers who stole thousands of pounds meant for vulnerable residents in their care have been jailed.Mandy Sargent, 49, and...…

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Beware of pension scams

Aegon says 60 savers a month are being targeted by crooks in 2016. With the volume of cold calls and these types of scams on the increase...

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Finding new tenants post insolvency

A lot of BHS sites will be in prime positions, however, they are huge sites - could be tricky as most High St retailers seem well...

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Oil and Gas woes

This is a long time to hold on for both the big firms, the small firms and the supply chain.  

Expectations of when the price could reach $75 to $80 were mixed, with 33% of respondents saying that should be by 2018, and 38%...…

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Optimism for Nigeria and the global fight against corruption

Reported progress in recovering stolen public funds in the past year under President Buhari

The federal government yesterday said it had seized more than U.S.$10.3 billion, about N2.05 trillion at the official conversion rate of...…

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Enforcing Judgments and recovering assets

This from Burford is spot on.  At the moment, I am being approached regularly to assist with enforcement strategies.  

Judgment enforcement represents one of the most expensive problems in the legal industry. Rarely discussed but experienced by an...…

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Panama Papers

Popcorn at the ready...

George Osborne, the chancellor, and ministers from the UK’s extensive network of tax havens are among key witnesses that MEPs intend to...…

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Fraud - How They Steal Your ID, ITV, 9pm, Friday - I will be watching this over the weekend @gmb

An interesting article highlighting just some of the current scams out there at the moment.

Fraud - How They Steal Your ID, ITV, 9pm, Friday.

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A bank will never ask you to help catch a fraudster with a cash withdrawal sting

Still these scams prove fruitful. Banks are helping to spot unusually large withdrawals but clearly more needs to be done.

Police are warning that residents in the New Forest could be targeted by a bank scam, which led to a pensioner handing over £200,000 of...…

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