Fraud Defence Solicitors



Michael O’Garra

Sean Smith

Top 10 Benefits

  • Available 24hours and at short notice
  • FREE advice and assistance at the police station
  • Recognised as leaders in our specialist areas
  • Complex case specialists
  • Members of the VHCC panel
  • Free Legal Aid available for Court representation
  • Case against you and the relevant law explained in plain English
  • All defence avenues explored
  • Over 25 years experience allows us a caring & understanding approach to criminal cases
  • 100’s of satisfied clients

For over 20 years now our experienced team have been providing advice and representation to clients charged in relation to serious and complex fraud matters.  We have defended cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office, the DTI, BIS, HM Revenue & Customs, the FSA and CPS Special Casework Units. 


At O’Garra’s we are at your disposal 24 hours a day so when the unexpected happens our expertise is available to you at very short notice.  We are able to provide advice and assistance at the police station. Often in cases of this type; attendances can be arranged to suit you and this can enable us to seek disclosure from the police as to what their case is, take stock and advise you on the law, pitfalls and complexities of the investigation. We can then advise you on the best approach to any interview under Caution. In most cases our attendance at the police station is free of charge.


Business crime, fraud and money laundering cases, in our experience, can be protracted because of the volume of paperwork which is often produced by the prosecuting authority.  Our experience and expertise allows us to take a considered planned approach to the detailed consideration of the evidence against you.  We are able to advise on the strength and weight of evidence and have a strong panel of experts available to provide corroboration of matters of forensic or accounting nature.  We utilise all of our skills to guide you through the complex process, procedure and times scales – all with a view to securing the best achievable outcome.


O’Garra’s are a member of the VHCC [Very High Cost Case] Panel who are authorised to undertake the most serious and complex criminal and fraud cases by the Legal Aid Agency.  Our services may be free of charge to you or may be subject to an affordable contribution under a Representation Order.

We are recognised by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for our expertise in this specialist area.  We have experience of dealing with cases in the following areas:-


  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • VAT/MTIC Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • SFO – Serious Fraud Office investigations and prosecutions
  • Directors Disqualification Proceedings


We have acted in these type of cases in Courts right across the Country including the Specialist Fraud Court at Southwark and the Old Bailey.


Explore our website and take a recommendation from our previous clients and then call us for an initial FREE consultation where we can start to get a grasp of your case and discuss the best approach – contact Michael O’Garra.