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Top Civil Fraud, Cryptocurrency Fraud & Litigation Solicitors Specialist London & UK-wide Expert Lawyers
Top rated Bark&co Solicitors are one of the UK’s best expert civil fraud, cryptocurrency fraud and litigation solicitors.
We have acted for individuals and corporates across the spectrum of Civil Fraud, Cryptocurrency Fraud & Litigation matters, ranging from billion pound complex multi-jurisdictional fraud claims in the High Court to disputes worth tens of thousands of pounds in the County Court.
Bark&co have been involved in some of the biggest and cutting edge civil fraud claims in recent years.
This has included defending a complex multi-jurisdictional worldwide freezing order with a value of £1.5 billion, involving multiple defendants.
It has also included one of the first claims where a worldwide freezing order in relation to Bitcoin and other altcoins has been successfully granted by the High Court, in relation to a claim relating to the misappropriation of almost 4 million pounds worth of cryptocurrency. This application for the freezing injunction was following a key decision in Robertson v Persons Unknown reported in July 2019, and the Lawtech Delivery Panel / UK Jurisdiction Taskforce’s Legal statement on cryptoassets and smart contracts published in November 2019.
Examples of recent civil fraud work that Bark&co have recently undertaken include the following:
S v S and others (Commercial Court, High Court of Justice)
Advised and acted for multiple defendants, in the Commercial Court, in a £1.5 billion claim for fraud. The claim commenced with a Worldwide Freezing Order and the subsequent claim involved over multiple defendants across multiple jurisdictions, and included advising clients on law in other jurisdictions, preparing their defence and conducting court litigation.
D v W & Others (Chancery Division, High Court of Justice)
Successfully acted for a gentleman’s club owner and others following allegations of unlawful means conspiracy. After an application for security for costs and disclosure of CCTV evidence, the claimant discontinued its claim against our clients.
W & Others v K & Others (Chancery Division, High Court of Justice)
Successfully obtained a Worldwide Freezing Order in a complex claim worth in excess of £3.7 million with regard to allegations of fraud, breach of duty, obligation, contract and conversion in respect of cryptocurrency and loans. An expert report was obtained in respect of cryptocurrency, and the injunction application incorporated the then just published LawTech Delivery Panel’s UK Jurisdiction Taskforce report on the legal status of cryptocurrency as property in the England and Wales jurisdiction.
J v R (Chancery Division, High Court of Justice)
Advised and acted for a Claimant in a claim involving a property dispute and including allegations of deceit and fraudulent misrepresentation.
EDS & Others v H (Pre-Action)
Following Alternative Dispute Resolution proposals, successfully negotiated a claim of circa £1.2 million in full and final settlement in respect of allegations surrounding fraud.
E v E & Others (Pre-Action)
Instructed by a Singapore entity seeking damages for fraud relating to the entity’s employee misappropriating funds in respect of different jurisdictions (2020).
M v A (Pre-Action)
Instructed by a client whom has allegations of dishonesty made against him by his former employer who is alleged to have been involved in a fraudulent scheme, which defrauded his former employer.
Examples of heads of claim that Bark&co can advise on and undertake include:
Fraudulent misrepresentation / Deceit
Negligent / innocent misrepresentation
Misrepresentation Act 1967
Breach of fiduciary duty
Breach of trust
Limitation Act 1980 and fraud
Unlawful means conspiracy
Directors’ duties and the Companies Act 2006
Wrongful and fraudulent trading
Breach of Contract
Overturning previous judgments obtained by fraud
Examples of possible relief and procedural steps that Bark&co can advise on and undertake include:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Commencing or defending court Litigation
Worldwide Freezing Order / Freezing Injunction
Cross-examination on asset disclosure
Norwich Pharmacal Order
We act for clients throughout England and Wales. We also act for and advise international clients and provide advice to individuals and entities throughout North America, the Middle East and Asia.
Drawing on our experience of both bringing and defending high value and complex civil fraud and litigation claims, we are ideally placed to consider any dispute that you have or are involved in.
Please contact Riz Majid by email on email@example.com or by telephone on 02073531990 (9 am to 9 pm 7 days a week).
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