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Contributor: Mehmet Karagoz


Mehmet specialises in commercial litigation and civil fraud. He has experience of advising both claimants and defendants in relation to foreign and domestic commercial frauds, on internal investigations and crisis management. He has successfully obtained and defended freezing and other interim orders for both individuals and companies. He is also experienced in obtaining Norwich Pharmacal Orders against third parties including financial institutions, internet service providers and email providers.

Recent posts by Mehmet Karagoz

  • Fraud Insights: The Importance of the Duty of Full and Frank Disclosure Emphasised Once Again

    The recent decision in Banca Turco Romana SA (in liquidation) v Kamuran Cortuk and others [2018] EWHC 662 (Comm) emphasises the importance of the duty of full and frank disclosure in the context of freezing injunctions. In this case, the claimant, a Romanian bank acting through its liquidator, had sought the continuation of freezing injunctions… Read more

  • Malicious Prosecution of Civil Claims

    Until relatively recently, a defendant that had successfully defended a maliciously advanced civil claim was prevented from bringing a claim for malicious prosecution against that claimant in respect of the damage caused. Whilst malicious prosecution claims could be brought in respect of criminal proceedings, civil proceedings were treated differently. Unfortunately, as many individuals that have… Read more

  • Fraud Insights: failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion

    The new regime of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion came into force on 30 September 2017, pursuant to Part 3 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the “Act“). The Act has created two offences; failure to prevent facilitation of UK tax evasion (the “UK Offence“), and failure to prevent facilitation of foreign… Read more

  • UK fraud hotspots revealed

    Following a Freedom of Information request submitted to Action Fraud UK, Which? has published a map revealing the UK’s fraud hotspots.  The analysis reveals that instances of reported fraud have increased by more than 10% to 264,204 in 2016. The map highlights significant differences in the likelihood of falling victim to different types of fraud… Read more