Proceeds of Crime Confiscation Solicitors

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 gave draconian powers to Police and HMRC Officers to confiscate the assets of individuals that are suspected of being guilty of criminal activity. The legislation allows Police and Customs to prosecute individuals under this draconian piece of legislation even if they are not convicted of a qualifying offence.

Our Solicitors have the expertise in representing and defending clients faced with confiscation proceedings and can act for clients in respect of Restraint Orders in the High Court. We have close links with specialist accountants and senior Barristers specialising in these types of proceedings thereby providing our clients with a comprehensive legal team to defend their cases.

The case law is vastly complicated and is changing all the time so it is important to have lawyers who are on top of what they are doing and are experts in confiscation.

The types of issues which typically arise which our lawyers are familiar with include:

  • assessment of benefit
  • assessing realisable property
  • gifts
  • complications in relation to a matrimonial home
  • allegations by the financial investigators of hidden assets
  • lifestyle offences

 

  • Our lawyers help you to keep your assets.