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.

Chambers 2024 ranks the firm in Band 1 and says that the firm “is a leading name in the financial crime and civil fraud arenas, where [it] is active on high-profile defence work and particularly on multi-jurisdictional matters”.

The directory also quotes clients as saying “Peters & Peters is, in my opinion, the best in the business, with highly qualified specialists” and “They cut through the noise and find the strong legal argument in complex cases”.

In Legal 500 2024 clients said that “Peters & Peters are top dogs when it comes to civil fraud work. They are commercial, realistic, sensible and fight very hard for their clients” and “The Peters and Peters civil fraud team is superb. I have worked with many teams, and none better than this one. They have a wealth of experience, fantastic tactical ability, an in-built efficiency and are a delight to work with. They are absolutely at the top of their field”.

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.