Rahman Ravelli has extensive experience and expertise in dealing with property and mortgage fraud cases. Our portfolio spans the whole range, from simple through to hugely complex mortgage fraud cases involving hundreds of millions of pounds; including what has been described as the UK’s biggest mortgage fraud case in a decade.
Both property fraud and mortgage fraud have become increasingly newsworthy as the economic downturn and fluctuations in the housing market have put many investors into difficulty. Investigations and prosecutions in this area of law can often be long, complex and drawn-out affairs that place great demands on those under investigation.
Complicated financial arrangements and chains of transactions are often the cause of such lengthy investigations. Investigators are also often on the look-out for signs that such deals are linked to other criminal activity such as, for example, money laundering.
Too often banks are portrayed as victims. The allegations usually relate back to the period of the property boom where banks utilised competitive and aggressive lending polices- is it, therefore, right that banks should be apportioned a share of the blame mountain that is being passed around rather than investors or those professionals associated with organising mortgages?
At Rahman Ravelli we are skilled at taking innovative approaches to such cases and our proven track record of pro- active and robust defending means that we are able deploy advanced legal tactics from the moment an investigation begins.
Our successes in the fields of fraud and business crime have led to us being asked to represent clients in some of the UK’s largest property and mortgage fraud cases. We defend solicitors, mortgage brokers, surveyors, developers, investors, estate agents and financial advisors – all the parts of any chain in a property and / or mortgage transaction. We are also often asked to advise individuals and companies on legal compliance.
At Rahman Ravelli, we believe a strong defence has to be devised from the earliest possible moment. Our fraud lawyers boast great commercial knowledge and can also call on the expertise of our commercial litigation department to question and challenge all aspects of a potential prosecution case from the very first signs of an investigation.
In each case of property or mortgage fraud we handle, we tailor a bespoke legal team consisting of our experienced fraud lawyers and leading barristers together with other experts in the field to mount a powerful, pro-active defence that establishes the good character of our client, explains why they followed a certain course of action and prevents investigators’ and prosecutors’ conclusions and allegations going unchallenged.
For further advice:
Contact our Serious Fraud Department.