Confiscation Proceedings

Stuart Miller Solicitors' specialist Fraud Team has regular and consistent instructions within the field of Confiscation. This volume of experience gives us in-depth expertise and knowledge to provide our clients with the comprehensive support and advice they need when facing the threat of losing their belongings.

Once someone is convicted of a criminal offence from which they can be shown to have benefitted financially, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 allows the prosecution to seek a confiscation order, and invariably they do. They calculate how much the defendant has benefitted from his or her conduct and what assets he or she has available in order to repay that benefit.

Our Fraud Lawyers have a highly successful record in defeating and / or limiting the extent of confiscation proceedings which can be lengthy, complex and destructive on the individual's business or family members who are affected by them.

We have been involved in some of the largest and most complex Confiscation cases of recent times involving the Serious Fraud Office, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, Trading Standards Office, Financial Services Authority, Crown Prosecution Service and specialist Economic Crime Units.

Our clients range from individuals to significant corporations. We are experienced in offering commercially focused expertise and understanding the needs of your business or family members who may be affected.

Effective representation, pro-active advice, preventative measures, methodical analysis, specialist Barristers and substantial knowledge of finances are only some of the qualities necessary to defend these proceedings successfully. Our Fraud Solicitors have all the above attributes, together with technical knowledge and a dynamic approach to challenge what has frequently been described as the most difficult and draconian legal proceedings within the jurisdiction of English law.

We understand that being the subject of an investigation is a stressful time for our clients and choosing the right Lawyer is of paramount importance. We therefore offer free, no obligation consultations to discuss your case and provide preliminary advice. Please contact us and as to speak to one of our Fraud Solicitors over the phone, face-to-face or online.