Partner Claire Graham has been appointed to the board of the new North West Fraud Forum (NWFF). The forum brings together leading fraud professionals from across the public and private sector to help businesses combat the increasing threat of fraud and cybercrime.
Launching on 26 January, the NWFF will host a range of learning and networking events, an annual conference and regular information and updates through a dedicated website and communications.
Claire, a certified investigator based in TLT’s Manchester office, has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in fraud investigations and dispute resolution. She has more than 20 years’ commercial litigation experience, including on insolvency matters, breach of fiduciary duties and civil recovery actions. She is also a key adviser to the Insolvency Service.
Claire commented: “Our firm has an acute awareness of the serious threat posed by fraud and cybercrime to businesses, individual victims and the wider community through our practice areas. I feel very strongly about playing our part in helping to combat and reduce these crimes, and the North West Fraud Forum will help to protect these businesses.
“The shift to digital living and working brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a sharp rise in cybercrime and fraud, so initiatives like this play a vital role in encouraging the collaboration and expertise needed to fight back against criminals.
“We look forward to working with the NWFF in the detection and prevention of fraud and are confident that our involvement will also mean we are better placed than ever to advise our clients on these matters, including in the financial services sector.”
The forum is the first of its kind in the North West and has been established by the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, the City of London Police and the London Fraud Forum with the collective goal of reducing and managing fraud crime in the region.
The board is chaired by Sergeant Shifa Chowdhury Jones from the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit. Organisations on the board include the Federation of Small Businesses, City of London Police, PKF Littlejohn, NAFN Data and Intelligence Services, NHS Counter Fraud Authority, The Insolvency Service, The Government Internal Audit Agency, Trading Standards, UK Finance, Asset Reality, Cifas, and it’s supported by annual partner LexisNexis® Risk Solutions.
The launch event, taking place on Tuesday 26 January between 10am – 1pm is free to attend and open to registration via this link.