As one of the largest Fraud Defence firms in the UK, our Confiscation Lawyers have tonnes of experience with Confiscation Proceedings and advising clients on complex Confiscation issues on a daily basis. This volume of experience gives us in-depth knowledge and skill to provide our clients with the comprehensive support and advice they need, when facing the threat of losing their assets.
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 to repay that benefit. The Court then Orders the defendant to pay this sum immediately or serve a term of imprisonment for non-payment. A 3 month grace period is usually allowed to make arrangements to pay the sum but if the defendant has failed to pay and is imprisoned, the debt remains nevertheless remains outstanding!
Our Confiscation Lawyers have a 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 affected by them.
We have been involved in some of the largest and most complex Confiscation Proceedings 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 Lawyers 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.
Given the constant changes and updates to Confiscation Laws, you will require Lawyers who are real specialists with the field and totally up to date with the developments and the strategies which a Defence Lawyer can use to push a positive defence case.
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 ask to speak to our Confiscation Lawyers to arrange a meeting, whether face to face, online or by telephone. If you prefer, you can WhatsApp us from the link you will find at the bottom banner if you open this page on your mobile phone device.