HomeFraud and Freezing Order Testimonials

Whether you are a claimant, defendant or a third party in freezing order proceedings, trust Francis Wilks & Jones to provide expert advice in your claim. Our team is here to help with freezing orders and all other important court applications. Here is what our clients have said about us.

I highly recommend FWJ. Their professional approach, attention to details plus ability to react quickly made the process very swift. I would consider using FWJ again.

A client for whom we achieved a successful outcome

These guys are highly recommended, professional and straight talking. Kept me fully in the picture and gave me a kick when needed. If you are in need of their services pick up the phone, you will not regret it!

A client whom we successfully assisted with a freezing order

We instructed Francis Wilks & Jones to take over a very complex trade finance and invoice discounting fraud which had been perpetrated against us and which had been commenced by a large City law firm with whom we had grown dissatisfied.  The case involved a claim of over $20 million and the two defendants in the claim had gone to great lengths to cover up the fraud and hide the misappropriated funds.

Upon receiving the instructions, FWJ immediately began work on the underlying investigative side in conjunction with forensic investigators in order to put the claim back on track after a period of inactivity.  The case itself involved detailed analysis of the trade finance facility together with collating evidence relating to the invoice discounting fraud in the United Kingdom for witness statement purposes. The matter also involved investigations in jurisdictions outside the United Kingdom, including Pakistan and Dubai.

Whilst the defendants took every opportunity to try and frustrate the proceedings by way of numerous interlocutory applications FWJ fought each and every one of these, often with costs orders against the defendants. Ultimately they were successful in having the defences struck-out following a very detailed specific disclosure exercise (involving the use of agents in Pakistan) during which it became apparent that the Defendants had deliberately failed to disclose incriminating documents in their possession as ordered to do so by the court.

We were delighted by the work undertaken by FWJ together with their team of third party professionals, including their barrister and forensic investigators.  Their team approach ultimately resulted in successfully obtaining judgment of $35 million which we are currently seeking to enforce against the two Defendants and others who benefitted from the fraud.

We could not rate FWJ highly enough for their teamwork, dedication and legal and forensic expertise. We would highly recommend them for this type of work.

The managing director of a worldwide group of companies

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