Welcome to the latest issue of The Anti-Fraud Network Newsletter:

Letter from the Editor, April 2014

Nick Burkill

Welcome to the April issue of the AFN newsletter.

In this issue, we are pleased to include an extract from Fraud: The Counter Fraud Practitioner’s Handbook, published by AFN partner Gower Publishing. We hope the extract will spark a debate as to whether the predictions of the 2009 Ernst & Young survey have come true. Please join the debate on our Linkedin page.

In This Issue:

Extract taken from Fraud: The Counter Fraud Practitioner’s Handbook, edited by Alan Doig


Future Trends in Fraud

A pan-European study of 2,246 employees by Ernst & Young (2009) found that 55 per cent of respondents expected corporate fraud to increase over the next few years: a third because changes to their business opened up new areas of risk; 31 per cent because management were not focused on anti-fraud measures; 29 per cent because they didn’t trust management and an equal number because pressures to protect the future of the company will be greater. East Europeans were particularly sceptical about their own management. Continue reading

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Who We Are

The Anti-Fraud Network is a network of professionals who specialise in the prevention and investigation of fraud and white collar crime, and the pursuit of claims arising out of the theft or other dishonest appropriation of assets, corruption, misuse of confidential information or similar breaches of duty. Recovering the proceeds of fraud and corruption is one of the truly global problems facing organisations today. Proceeds rarely stay in the country where they have been stolen. For organisations to recover stolen or corrupt assets they need access to lawyers and professionals specialising in their recovery across the world.

The Anti-Fraud Network is dedicated to providing access to trusted points of contact across the globe and offering a unified first-class international service to clients, at a time when experience, speed, co-operation and highly responsive service are most important.

The Anti-Fraud Network has been Highly Commended by the Financial Times in the 2008 FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Report

UK Bribery Act Interview


Chambers and Partners LogoNicholas Burkill of Dorsey & Whitney is an expert in bribery and corruption matters, and is widely considered by sources to be an authority on the implications of the new Bribery Act. Sources describe Burkill as “extremely personable, very bright, client-focused and always looking for the best commercial solutions.”

Chambers 2011


The Legal 500 - United KingdomThe Dorsey team is an excellent choice for tax and fraud disputes, and group head Nicholas Burkill is ‘an enormously experienced fraud litigator, with great depth of knowledge; intelligent and hardworking, with an excellent sense of humour. One of the best around’.

Legal 500 2010

Dorsey & Whitney’s practice head Nicholas Burkill is a ‘cool-headed and determined litigator’.

Legal 500 2011