William Hanbury

Call 1985


“Provides accurate advice and inspires clients’ confidence.”

The Legal 500 2020
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Commercial Fraud

Bill has nearly 30 years’ experience of property and trusts and has advised and appeared in cases of emergency relief and asset recovery.

He has particular experience of fraudulent property transactions and in 2018 has assisted the Law Society in writing its conveyancing protocol which includes guidance to solicitors on how to protect against fraud.

He has particular experience of the following:

  • Breach of trust
  • Breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Civil contempt and perjury
  • Constructive trusts
  • Dishonest assistance
  • Deceit
  • Injunctions (including freezing orders, search orders, and orders for disclosure of information)
  • Insurance fraud
  • Knowing receipt
  • Transactions to defraud creditors
  • Unjust enrichment
  • Voidable Transactions

Bill is consistently recommended as a leading individual in the Legal 500 guides.

Commercial Fraud Cases

Recent cases have included advice and advocacy on third party interests acquired by banks and other lenders following fraud, proceedings before the First-tier Property Tribunal (Land Registration Division) -formerly the HM Adjudicator to the Land Registry and fraudulent misrepresentation inducing the acquisition of business premises.

In addition advising on title points where emergency relief is sought.