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What is the cheapest & fastest route to obtaining back money

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What is the cheapest & fastest route to obtaining back money or assets frolc m a thief who set up a bogus plc company. It never operated and the crooked directors quickly transferred all investors money out to Spain & has not been traced from there. ?? Any easy route to ring fence money or or assets as the thiefs are still resident in UK and were previously solicitors but turned criminals. Who says crime does not pay.??? Would i be looking at obtaining back a court order. Any help or legal contacts
qualified in this area would be great
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

It looks like you should be making a personal claim against the directors involved in the fraud. There are two aspects to this, a criminal aspect which should be reported to the police as the Fraud Act 2006 makes it a criminal offence to obtain money by abuse of position of responsibility.

The other element is a civil claim against the directors for wrongful trading, you can claim up to 100K online at www.moneyclaim.gov.uk

Hope this helps. Do you need further help?
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi
pat here. As for taking either a personal or civil case against these fraudulent directors of this now liquidated plc (company ) which went to liquidation in late 09 . Is the role of a forensic accountant needed or a solicitor. also it is most possible that these thiefs have hidden any assets so would private investigator etc be needed to establish where assets are hidden. And in advance could some of these thiefs assets be ring fenced. As once they would be aware of any legal proceeding they would simply hide assets . Any good reputable legal firm that you could recommend .at modest charges
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hi Pat,

If the claim is quite substantial, then it would be advisable to appoint forensic experts as well as solciitors to assist you with the claim.

Ring fencing would not be possible unless the court issues appropriate interim orders against the individuals pending a final ruling.

We can only point you to the Law Society find a solicitor facility as we are not permitted to recommend particular solicitors here.

All the best