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Restraint Orders

Our specialist Fraud Solicitors are experts in advising individuals and businesses on Pre-Charge and Post-Charge Restraint Orders. We can advise and act on the legality of the Order, living allowance issues, repatriation clauses, defining the extent and effect of the Order, varying the order, discharging the order or even protecting you at Contempt of Court Proceedings.

We understand the catastrophic effects of Restraint Orders on businesses, individuals and their families. Our Fraud Solicitors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; ready to deal with urgent requests for advice and representation.

How we can help with Restraint Orders

As well as helping you understand the full implications of a Restraint Order, our Fraud Lawyers will show commercial awareness and provide robust legal support at every step of the way.

Whilst a Restraint Order generally allows reasonable living allowances and makes provisions for the running of a business or trade; if the allowance is insufficient for you and your family’s basic needs, we will renegotiate with the court and prosecuting authorities for an allowance increase. If such an increase cannot be agreed, we will fight fearlessly to protect your interests and those of other family members who may be effected by the Order.

If you are asked to disclose information about yourself, third parties and even limited companies; you must seek specialist advice to advise you on the extent of your obligations to disclose information about a limited company, its accounts and financial affairs. To request this information, the prosecution must usually satisfy the Court of an additional criteria which prosecutors often try to avoid.

We have successfully applied to vary and discharge Restraint Orders. Whilst the Order is inevitably causing chaos in your life, we will do our best to help you to lead as normal a life as possible during the life of a Restraint Order.

Our Fraud Lawyers also regularly advise and assist third parties who are affected by the imposition of a Restraint Order. We can advise individuals, families, friends and businesses affected by Restraint Orders and how to protect their financial interest in assets that may have been restrained.

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Breach of Restraint Orders

If you don't fully understand the terms and implications of a Restraint Order, you will inevitably face new Charges for Contempt of Court for the breaches. Contempt of Court Charges can lead to 2 years' imprisonment for the breach alone and it is absolutely crucial that you avoid any breaches of the Restraint Order. In the event that a breach has been committed, you should contact us as soon as possible so we can evaluate the extent of the Contempt and establish whether the Charges can be challenged owing to legal irregularity or defects in the original Restraint Order. 

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 Fraud 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.