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Commercial and Cyber Fraud: A Legal Guide to Justice for Businesses

Authors: Ian Smith and Dr David Shepherd

ISBN: 9781526509147

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Edition: Second

Publication Date: 2019

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

Commercial and Cyber Fraud: A Legal Guide to Justice for Businesses

Commercial and Cyber Fraud: A Legal Guide to Justice for Businesses

It is estimated that there are over five million incidents of fraud and two million cyber-related crimes committed annually in the UK costing approximately £193 billion with organisations losing £183 billion per year.

Aimed at business directors, business owners, in-house lawyers and managers, forensic accountants and non-UK lawyers, Commercial and Cyber Fraud: A Legal Guide to Justice for Businesses sets out the legal process, from discovery of the crime and consideration of options, through engaging lawyers, early interventions to secure assets in the hands of fraudsters and culminating in sections on legal rights and processes, including court trials.

This brand new title:

  • Arms victims of business fraud with valuable information that will enable them to make confident and wise choices in their pursuit of justice right from the first discovery of commercial fraud or cyber fraud
  • Sets out both the civil and criminal court options for victims
  • Includes detailed guidance on how to choose, use and pay for lawyers
  • Explains strategic imperatives, the relative merits of the different justice options and the hurdles that might have to be overcome
  • Includes case studies and quotes from real victims of commercial and cyber fraud and insightful quotes from specialist fraud litigation lawyers
  • Contains an introduction to international fraud cases and cross-border laws

Ian Smith

Ian is a barrister (England and Wales) who specialises in representing victims of fraud. Ian works in both the civil courts and criminal courts, focusing on obtaining compensation for victims. He advises businesses and individuals on their justice options and their opportunities for recoveries in both domestic and international cases.

Dr David Shepherd

David’s engineering business was a victim of fraud. He successfully sought justice through both the criminal and civil courts. The fraudsters were jailed for over six years and David’s business obtained compensation through the civil courts. David has switched career and is now a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth specialising in fraud and corruption.

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