Fraud & asset tracing


Virginia Rylatt is a leading expert on civil fraud and asset tracing. Her past work includes such leading fraud cases such as Alliance & Leicester Building Society and Other v Edgestop Ltd and Others [1993] 1 WLR 1462, the first time that the argument that there could be no contributory negligence to fraud was argued, which was confirmed by Lord Hoffman in the House of Lords judgment in Standard Chartered Bank v Pakistan National Shipping Corporation and Others [2003] 1 AC 959, and Peter Shalson and Others v Onofrio Russo and Others [2003] EWHC 1637 (Ch), which established the rules for asset tracing against the background of a notorious Ponzi scheme.

At Rylatt Chubb we are close to the courts and can apply for injunctions and search orders at very short notice. We have expertise in international asset tracing and the overseas contacts to assist in making this as economical an exercise as possible.

We are also able to advise on risk management, fraud prevention and corporate policy, and PR issues in relation to fraud.

Recent instructions have included: a multi-million pound Ponzi scheme; a denial of justice regarding an overseas expropriation claim; a boiler room scam; and investigation into alleged sham property transactions. 


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We are always mindful of costs to our client. Our services are competitively priced. We can assist in the management of costs and, where appropriate, help our clients find ways of obtaining insurance and support to help finance litigation.

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