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Fraud is, unfortunately, becoming an increasingly common problem in the healthcare sector but it’s not always easy to recover the much needed, illegally procured public funds.

Help is at hand. Over many years of practice, our specialist team of expert lawyers have developed methods of identifying and investigating improper claiming by primary care providers and can put in place steps to recover the lost funds.

We have a wealth of expertise and a track record for successful civil recovery actions. In particular, we specialse in helping NHS organisations claw back valuable resources from over-claiming contractors in the general practice, ophthalmic and dental sectors.

Stopping fraudulent activity is always preferable and we can also advise on how to minimise your risk, as well as help set up fraud response plans. Rest assured, if your organisation is a victim of fraud, we’re right here and ready to help.

Our services
  • Civil recovery actions
  • Employee thefts
  • Evidence gathering and retention
  • Fraud detection
  • Fraud prevention and response strategies
  • Fraud sweeps
  • Health service fraud prevention
  • Identification of contractor over-claims
  • Investment fraud recovery and prevention
  • Search and Seize

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Peter Hornsey

Peter Hornsey

Partner | Head of Commercial Litigation

+44 (0) 330 137 3314

+44 (0)792 149 8908

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Martin Woodford

Martin Woodford

Partner | Commercial Litigation

+44 (0) 330 137 3319

+44 (0)791 232 8152

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Robert Eldon

Managing Associate | Commercial Litigation

+44 (0) 330 137 3304

+44 (0) 770 220 2133

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What people say

  • The team are highly professional with excellent knowledge of the NHS and in particular the Ambulance Service. They are very reliable and promptly respond to clients requests. Ward Hadaway are an exceptionally client-focused firm who truly work in partnership with Trust. Overall we have an extremely good working relationship providing high quality and value for money.

    Alan Gallagher, Head of Risk and Regulatory Services, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • An ‘extremely competent, trustworthy firm with professional and personable staff’.

    Legal 500
  • Great professionalism, wide-ranging expertise and excellent communication

    Chambers & Partners