Hawala Banking

Stuart Miller Solicitors are one of the most experienced and talented firms for defending Hawala Banking Fraud cases and representing Money Transfer Businesses.

We are fully adept with the challenges you are likely to face when building your defence and have successfully made complex legal arguments which can be used as precedents in this arena.

The recession and failures in the banking system have led the government’s attention to MSBs and the traditional method of transferring lawful funds. The number of MSBs prosecuted over the past few years is at a record-breaking high. Even those who manage to escape prosecution are severely handicapped by early Restraint Orders or the scaremongering which frightens banks to allow you continued use of your trading platform.

Our expert Fraud Solicitors have knowledge of HMRC policies, guidance and regulations. We understand the increasing difficulties faced by MSBs in securing trading platforms and we regularly encounter the spider-web of MSB to MSB transfers.

Our Fraud Lawyers will help you to gather the vital paperwork needed to support your case. We can travel abroad and collect evidence from banks or companies to whom you may have sent funds. We can also trace the end beneficiaries and produce crucial beneficiary identifications retained by the banks.

We have first-hand knowledge of eastern culture which influences how money is saved and transferred, avoiding banks and thus raising suspicion on lawful funds.

We have access to culture experts, forensic accountants and QCs with knowledge and experience of hawala banking systems.

Early action in any case is pivotal to increasing the chances of success. In such complex and intimidating investigations or prosecutions, you will require skilful advice at every juncture. We will offer you a free consultation for you to discuss your case with us. Whether you are in the UK or abroad, we can make arrangements to meet with you. 

We can act for you at the police station for free and thereafter, we can help assess your financial eligibility for legal aid. We believe, no matter what your financial position, if you are prosecuted by the State, you must also be defended with funds by the State. Please contact the Serious Fraud team to arrange your meeting, whether face to face, online or by telephone.