Civil Fraud

Civil Fraud Litigation

High-profile fraud litigation often follows any major corporate incident or collapse. And, thanks to our world-class reputation in the insolvency industry, we are the set that clients turn to in such cases.

Our highly experienced barristers are frequently instructed when it comes to fraud litigation, including the obtaining of freezing orders, proprietary injunctions, search orders, Norwich Pharmacal relief and other information-gathering and asset recovery relief.


International and Offshore Fraud 

Much of this work has an international dimension, and South Square’s barristers regularly act in major fraud cases before the courts in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jersey, Guernsey and Gibraltar.


Domestic Fraud 

We are also instructed on many domestic cases of civil fraud. Our silks and juniors routinely bring their expertise to bear in mid-market fraud litigation before the London and regional courts.


South Square – Notable Fraud Cases

It therefore comes as no surprise that our members have taken a leading role in some of the most noteworthy fraud litigation cases in recent times – such as London Capital & Finance, Madoff, Al Ghosabi/Saad Group, Stanford, JSC BTA v Ablyazov and XiO – and are currently acting in, or advising on, the headline-making Greensill, NMC Healthcare, and Abraaj litigation.

London Capital and Finance – Claims arising out of the collapse of the London Capital & Finance Group in relation to the mis-selling of mini-bonds leading to a 24 week trial.

NMC – Members of chambers are involved in various claims that have arisen, and continue to arise, from one of the largest global frauds discovered in 2020 involving the discovery of $5 billion of undisclosed debt. The claims related to the NMC Group which is one of the largest private healthcare provided in the UAE and which was listed on the FTSE 100.

Abraaj – Litigation arising out the collapse of the Abraaj private equity group before the Cayman Islands courts.

Madoff – Members of chambers were extensively involved in litigation arising from all aspects of the Madoff fraud, including the collapse of several funds which had invested with Madoff.

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