Liverpool-based MSB Solicitors has appointed an expert with more than two decades of experience, to head up its new Private Prosecutions department.
MSB is the first law firm in the country to have access to a ground breaking ethical funding model that is designed specifically to help open up access to justice for businesses, shareholders and associated professionals who have become the victims of fraud.
The new service has been designed in response to the criticisms made against the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), police and Action Fraud for their failure to prosecute in these circumstances.
Despite an increase in the number of crimes which damage corporate brand identity, Government is reluctant to pursue such criminal acts. Fraud, offences in relation to brand protection, and cybercrime, have increased significantly, with reports suggesting that fraud now costs the UK economy as much as £190 billion a year. This has resulted in numerous private prosecutions being brought by businesses and individuals unable to access justice where the police and other criminal enforcement agencies have taken no action.