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Overview

Practice Areas

Civil Fraud

Forum Chambers has specific expertise in Financial Services and Insolvency related Fraud matters, alongside achieving ground-breaking judgments in Cryptocurrency related Fraud.

  • Authorised Push Payment Fraud.
  • Fraudulent Misrepresentation.
  • Fraud relating to Cryptocurrency, acting for Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Insurers and Clients who have had Crypto-assets stolen.
  • Enforcement of Judgments outside of the Jurisdiction.
  • Section 423 Insolvency Act Applications.
  • Obtaining Norwich Pharmacal Orders.
  • Obtaining Bankers Trusts Orders.
  • Obtaining World Wide Freezing Injunctions.
  • Obtaining Search and Seizure Orders.
  • Acting against large organisations who have abused the FCA authorisation process.
  • Acting against Directors who have misappropriated company monies.
  • Acting on various matters involving the Serious Fraud Office.

Civil Fraud Cases

  • Philipp v Barclays Bank: Ground-breaking case in the Court of Appeal on the scope of banks’ duty to protect their customers against Authorised Push Payment Fraud
  • Baltic House / Angelgate / North Point Pall Mall: Class action for claims against conveyancing solicitors where the investors’ money was siphoned off by the developer (2021)
  • AA v Bitfinex: Claim to recover Bitcoin which was paid over in a ransomware attack
  • Claims for fraudulent misrepresentation in corporate transactions, including share sale agreements and joint venture.
  • Claims against the directors of companies and partners in professional services firms who have diverted funds to themselves.
  • Claims against banks in cases of authorised push payment fraud and various other kinds of fraud including impersonation, forgery and fraudulent misrepresentation.

Barristers specialising in Civil Fraud services

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Call – 2019