Peters & Peters

Civil Fraud

Peters & Peters is recognised as a leading law firm for civil fraud, having acted on many of the leading cases in the field around the world.

The Legal 500 2021 directory describes us as “a go-to firm for civil fraud, partly because of the very high-quality work and experience of their fee earners, but also due to the appealing mix of high-stakes white collar criminal work alongside the civil fraud offering.”

Chambers UK 2021 says our firm “manages substantial civil fraud proceedings in the UK and internationally, while also helping clients to obtain and resist applications for injunctive relief to locate and freeze assets.”

The guide adds: “A source commends Peters & Peters for being ‘experienced in the civil fraud market,’ adding: ‘They have seen every trick in the book.’”

We’re known all over the world for bringing and defending civil fraud claims. Our clients are multi-national companies, governments and high net worth individuals.


You’ll often see us acting on some of the most high-profile and cutting-edge civil fraud claims to come before the High Court. We have successfully pursued and defended claims valued in the hundreds of millions of pounds, often with multiple claims across many different jurisdictions.


We specialise in tracing and recovering stolen or misappropriated funds or property. Our clients really like the way we identify the key issues in a case quickly and take just the right steps to preserve assets without unnecessary delays.


Most of our cases are international, so we work all the time with leading practitioners in other countries, and it works well, because we win case after case for our clients.


We don’t just pursue fraud claims – we defend them too. We’re renowned for defending clients facing serious allegations of fraud, especially where Freezing Injunctions & Search Orders are already in place.


We have particular expertise in:

  • The Republic of Mozambique and the $2 billion tuna bond scandal
    • Finding of corruption in litigation against Bernie Ecclestone concerning sale of Formula One.
    • Representation of former CEO of large Nigerian bank in £800 million fraud proceedings.
    • Scion litigation: High Court dismisses defendant's limitation application.