Hallam Jones - Accountancy Services

Fraud Prevention, Detection & Investigation...

Unfortunately fraud is an all too common occurrence in today's world. The National Fraud Authority estimated fraud costs the UK over £73billion a year. Fraud can occur in any organisation, large or small, and can have a detrimental effect - often resulting in low staff moral, a decline in profitability, reputational damage and in some instances the closure of businesses.

At Hallam Jones we have experienced fraud practioners who created and managed the fraud investigation department on the world's largest insurance litigation scheme worth over £8billion. Our practioners have also worked on major fraud investigations with the police or as lawyers. We have a truly experienced and qualified group of fraud practioners to ensure we deliver the best possible service.


We use a fraud risk analysis framework to help identify your organisation's key system and procedures. Using the outcome of this framework we can identify and mitigate any weaknesses susceptible to fraud.


Once we have identified the organisations weaknesses, we will work with the company to integrate Key Fraud Indicators (KFIs) into the systems and procedures. These KFIs will act as alarm bells in the event the company is subject to any fraudulent acts.

We will assist the company in creating or updating its policy on fraud prevention, detection and investigation.


In the unfortunate instance where your company has already been subject to fraudulent actions, we will assist you in undertaking the initial investigation. this will include:

  • Investigate and account for actual losses
  • Collate and preserve evidence in accordance with PACE
  • Interview witnesses in accordance with PACE
  • Construct evidential pack for submission to local police fraud units
  • Continual liaison with investigating police officer
  • Attend court where necessary for witness testimony

All work is quality assured by qualified criminal lawyers, experienced in dealing with prosecutions.

Fraud Awareness Training

We are able to tailor and deliver fraud awareness training to your individual company requirements. Our training includes:

  • Nature of fraud
  • Fraud Act and other offences
  • Introduction to the legal system
  • Planning investigations
  • Disclosure and RIPA
  • Interviews witness and under caution
  • PACE Codes of Practice
  • PEACE model
  • Whistleblowing
  • Anti-Bribery and corruption
  • Tape interviews
  • Identifying and securing evidence
  • Writing statements
  • Exhibits
  • Giving evidence in court