Claire Graham, partner at UK law firm TLT, has been appointed chair of the new North West Fraud Forum board. The forum is a not-for-profit membership organisation bringing together leading counter fraud professionals from across public and private sectors in the North West to fight fraud.

The forum, which has recently re-launched, offers a platform for members to raise awareness of the latest fraud types and trends, as well as share knowledge and best practice to better equip members to fight fraud and cybercrime. The NWFF will host a range of learning and networking events, including webinars, breakfast seminars and an annual conference. Members will also receive regular updates on key information relating to fraud and cybercrime via a dedicated website. 

The NWFF board will include a blend of public and private sector organisations who will come together to develop and implement result-driven strategies with the aim of helping businesses combat the increasing treat of cybercrime and fraud.

Claire, who is a solicitor but also 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 insolvency matters, breach of fiduciary duties and civil recovery actions. Claire is also an adviser to the Insolvency Service.

Claire commented: In our modern age of digitalisation, cybercrime and fraud are more prevalent and costing businesses more than ever before. One way in which businesses can reduce the risks of cybercrime and fraud is by being aware of them and being prepared with the right tools to stop them from occurring in the first place. Prevention is key when it comes to these types of crimes.

“Initiatives like the NWFF are extremely important to combat the sharp rise in these specific types of crimes – we encourage collaboration and learning, which are essential to stopping criminals. I look forward to working with the NWFF in finding solutions to help protect businesses from these awful crimes. Being part of the NWFF means TLT will have its finger on the pulse and will be in a leading position to advise organisations on these matters across all sectors and services”.

The board of the NWFF is made up of member from; the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), NAFN Data and Intelligence Services, NHS Counter Fraud Authority, The Insolvency Service, The Government Internal Audit Agency, Trading Standards North West, UK Finance, TLT Solicitors, Asset Reality, Eversheds Sutherland, Grant Thornton, Dains, Horwich Farrelly and Santander and supported by annual partner Barclays.


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Date published

31 August 2022

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