Opus Law is a market leading and nationally recognised fraud defence firm. Its dedicated and hard-working team have been involved in defending persons charged with the most serious of frauds throughout the country for over a decade. As founding members of the Specialist Fraud Panel and a member of the Legal Aid Agency Very High Cost Case Panel (VHCC) we have been involved in the most serious of cases spanning the entire spectrum of fraud charges.
Opus Law defend the most serious, complex and voluminous cases, brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), CPS incorporating HMRC prosecutions, National Crime Agency (NCA), and CPS Complex Crime Unit (CCU).
Both the firm and its team have been recognised by Legal 500 as a Leading Firm and as Recommended Lawyers for a number of years in the field of fraud defence.
Legal Aid is available in most cases.
Recent Fraud Cases
Opus Law has a team with tactically tuned forensic minds, gained through years of fraud work, yet all of our lawyers started work in general crime. A combination which lends itself perfectly to the defence of the most serious and complex criminal matters.
We are regularly instructed to appear in the most complex of criminal conspiracies, largest drug cases, murders, human trafficking and terrorism cases. Many substantive criminal offences now dovetail into the fraud side of the practice as the Proceeds of Crime Act bites in latter stages of the proceedings. It therefore pays to instruct a heavy weight firm at the start of any serious criminal proceedings.
Our knowledge of the disclosure system, and its flaws, is second to none due to persistently being instructed in the most serious of cases nationwide. We regularly represent individuals at Police Stations, Magistrates Courts, Crown Courts and Court Martials in relation to the most serious criminal work.
Legal Aid is available in most cases.
Recent Serious/Complex Crime Cases
The nationally recognised work of our dedicated team has brought about a raft of instructions from businesses and professional’s who face investigation and prosecution by regulatory bodies in the UK, of which there are over 300.
We provide early advice to individuals, businesses, Directors, and employees who may have alleged to have fallen foul to one of the UKs many regulators including Trading Standards, Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Information Commissioners Office (ICO) Royal Mail Investigations, and the many professional regulators who govern professionals such as accountants, the medical profession and solicitors.
Our dedication and knowledge in this field is second to none, and our unrivalled client care allows us to assist you in chartering the choppy waters of an investigation whilst you may not be thinking as clearly as you would like.
Recent Regulatory Law Cases
Opus Law has a strong sports law department that represents Premier League and EFL clubs in relation to general advice, contractual advice, disciplinary matters, sponsorship and partnership agreements, regulatory and governance, and safeguarding. We have represented British football clubs before the FA Disciplinary Committee at Wembley and at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland. We remain the only legal team to have a professional football club reinstated to the FA Cup following an initial expulsion.
We also represent players and athletes in relation to contractual matters, regulatory matters, disciplinary, dispute resolution and general advice. We have represented high profile sportsmen before the FA on high profile matters reported nationally.
On occasion sportsperson require assistance with criminal matters and we have represented a number of high profile individuals in widely reported and high profile cases.