If you find yourself subject to allegations of false accounting you need to be sure that you can rely on the advice of a solicitor experienced in defending cases of this type. The Financial Crime Team at Wilford Smith can advise you on the best way to conduct the most robust defence to any allegations made against you, and to any charges that may follow.
Cases involving fraud can be particularly complex, and seeking expert legal guidance at the earliest stage of any investigation can help prevent any misjudgements or errors at the outset that could subsequently jeopardise the outcome, should your case proceed to court.
False accounting is defined in section 17 of the Theft Act 1968 as an offence whereby an individual intentionally falsifies, alters or submits false, inaccurate or deceptive records for accounting purposes. This may be done to make the financial position of a business seem stronger than it is, or may be part of a broader pattern of fraud, such as tax or VAT fraud, or a fraudulent application for a business loan or grant. For those found guilty of intentionally making accounting misstatements, the consequences can be serious. It is within powers of the court to hand down a custodial sentence, while the damage to the reputations of the business and individuals involved can be irreparable.
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Our Financial Crime Teams are based in Sheffield and London, and advise and represent clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 01709 828 044 to find out how we can help.