Fraud Act 2006

Obtaining court orders, including Family Law orders, by fraud is a criminal offence in the UK and can result in serious penalties. The relevant legislation in the UK is the Fraud Act 2006.

You may be interested in our article about Fraud and the Justice System.

Under this Act, it is an offence to dishonestly make a false representation with the intention of causing a gain or loss. This could include making a false statement or providing false documents in order to obtain a court order.

The penalties for committing fraud in the UK can vary depending on the severity of the offence. In cases where the fraud involves significant amounts of money or other assets, the penalties can be severe, including lengthy prison sentences and large fines.

It is also worth noting that the court has the power to set aside any order obtained by fraud or deception, and may take further action against the party who obtained the order. This could include criminal charges and civil litigation.

If you have been the victim of a fraudulently obtained court order, you should seek legal advice from a qualified solicitor or lawyer as soon as possible.

The Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA) was established in 2012. Its members are drawn from leading firms and chambers.

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