Tod and Mitchell specialise in all aspects of criminal defence work including fraud and embezzlement and regularly appear in criminal courts throughout Scotland dealing with cases in the High Court of Justiciary, the Sheriff Court and the Justice of the Peace Court.
Why use us?
Tod and Mitchell and our team of highly respected and experienced solicitors are well-known for our professional approach, vast knowledge of law and high percentage of case wins. Our head office is based in Paisley giving us the perfect central location for working with clients attending courts in Glasgow, Paisley, Dumbarton, Greenock and many more courts across Scotland.
Fraud Solicitors Paisley
In Scotland, financial crime comes in many forms such as Fraud, Embezzlement and Money Laundering. These crimes can be difficult to get a grasp of without expert legal advice. They often require lengthy and complex investigation by government agencies.
In 2011, the Serious and Organised Crime Division of Police Scotland established the Crown Office Economic Crime Unit. This unit investigates serious financial crime and fraud. The outcome of these investigations can be serious charges that carry heavy penalties. If you are facing financial charges, don’t panic, Tod and Mitchell will handle your case with skill, discretion and care.
The department of Work and Pensions plays an active role in the detection of benefit fraud. If you receive an invitation to be interviewed regarding your financial matters with this benefit agency, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will explain your options, answer your questions and advise you prior to interview.
Fraudulent intention is crucial to the crime of Fraud, whether it is mortgage fraud, benefit fraud or any other fraudulent scheme.
Fraud can be described as making a dishonest and false pretence to bring about a practical result. That practical result is usually economic gain, although this is not a requirement.
Many types of Fraud are now contained in legislation such as the Criminal Justice and Licensing Act 2010 and the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act of 1982. Don’t struggle to understand dense legislation on your own, Tod and Mitchell have decades of experience handling complex statutory offences.
The crime of embezzlement is a technical area of our law. It can be described as the fraudulent appropriation of entrusted property. Entrusted property can be money, objects or land.
In law, there is little to distinguish embezzlement from simple theft. In reality, the penalty for embezzlement is usually far greater than the penalty for simple theft.
Tod and Mitchell work with highly respected forensic accountants to ensure that any case against you is thoroughly scrutinized. We have an eye for detail and pride ourselves on meticulous case preparation.
If you think you are going to be charged with a financial crime contact us immediately. We offer unrivalled legal advice on these matters and will work tirelessly in your best interests. Don’t wait to get our advice, contact us now.