Covid Support Scheme Fraud

Speaker: Max Mills
Chambers: 2 Harcourt Buildings

Max is a Crime Barrister at Two Harcourt Buildings. He has a multi-disciplinary practice encompassing white-collar crime and financial regulation, inquests and public inquiries, and general crime.

After revealing statistics from the University of Oxford revealing the scale of potential frauds, Max explains some of the issues enountered establishing the requisite dishonest intent of those who might be accused. He then goes on to outline how prosecutions for Covid Support Scheme Fraud are likely to develop in the coming years. He also advises how to deal with clients who think that they may come forward having thought to have made a mistaken claim.

Key words/topics:

  • Covid-19
  • Pandemic
  • Fraud
  • Covid Support Scheme Fraud
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Self-Employed Income Support Scheme
  • Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
  • Bounce Back Loan Scheme

More about Max Mills:

Before coming to the Bar, Max qualified as a solicitor at an international commercial law firm where he worked in corporate law, competition law, and dispute resolution, including fraud and regulatory investigations. Max is a Trustee of the C4WS Homeless Project in North London, where he hosts a monthly legal advice clinic.
He was also a law student at Pembroke College at University of Oxford before completing his Masters at London School of Economics.

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