Jonathan French

Call 1997

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Commercial Fraud

Jonathan’s practice in commercial law since 1997 has very often involved matters of civil fraud, in both the business and property spheres. His practice principally focuses upon:

  • Asset finance and consumer credit
  • Wrongful interference with goods
  • Commercial and property fraud
  • Misconduct in financial services

He has frequently dealt with the recovery of assets at risk of dissipation or disposal by fraudsters, whether cash, luxury goods or real property, including securing freezing injunctions and delivery up orders, often at short notice. He regularly acts for large financial institutions.

Many cases also involve conflict of law and jurisdictional issues, with parties and assets located outside of England and Wales. Jonathan is known for being approachable and for giving clear advice.

Commercial Fraud Cases

Advising IFA directors accused of involvement in £23 billion fraud against national government tax agency

Obtained £2.3 million freezing injunction against fraudulent company bookkeeper

Multi-day, multi-party trial of Range Rover conversion claim involving fraudulent car dealer

Freezing order against property development under loan agreement with private lender

Delivery up of £800,000 worth of stolen green energy generation equipment

Recovery of a stolen Aston Martin DB9 from Cyprus on behalf of a Premiership footballer

Recovery of Rolls Royce Phantom stolen from Russian businessman in Switzerland

£172K fraud claim against branch manager of motor factors

Advising in claim against IFAs concerning fraudulent “pension liberation”

Instructed to appear in 10-day fraud trial concerning the wrongful disposal overseas of plant & equipment

5-day trial representing investors in Liverpool property development fraud by convicted drug dealers

Appearing in 5-day land registration fraud case

Advising upon mis-selling of Liverpool flat development scheme to SE Asian investors