The Private Prosecutors: How to Catch a Fraudster

Ashley Fairbrother and Fani Gamon of Edmonds Marshall McMahon are looking forward to talking to students at The University of Law, Bloomsbury this evening on the motives of fraudsters and creative ways of catching them.

In Roald Dahl’s famous 1970’s novel, Fantastic Mr. Fox, an anthropomorphic, tricky, and clever Mr. Fox outwits his crooked farmer neighbours to steal their food from right under their noses. Being the world’s major financial centre, London provides a fertile ground for the city’s beguiling and charismatic fraudsters/foxes, who steal from their neighbours but without the same altruistic purposes. In a twist of fate, hear how victims of crime are turning into Fantastic Mr. Fox and bringing private criminal prosecutions to outwit their crooked (fraudster) neighbours in order to hold them to account.

A private criminal prosecution is a historic constitutional right that allows victims of crime to prosecute defendants in the criminal courts without relying on the State. It is becoming an increasingly popular tool for lawyers when advising their clients on options to pursue the perpetrators of fraud.

The students at the University of Law will be hearing from the lawyers at Edmonds Marshall McMahon – the Private Prosecution Specialists on how it’s done!