Asset Forfeiture and Confiscation
The Crown Court has the power to seize and deprive individuals and third parties of their assets. A confiscation order can have a devastating effect on an individual, their family, business associates or any third party who potentially has a claim on disputed assets.
At 187 Fleet Street we have a formidable reputation for prosecuting and defending, and have a number of barristers expert in the fields of asset forfeiture and confiscation.
Why choose 187 Fleet Street barristers?
- Our specialist team recognize the impact confiscation can have on peoples’ lives
- We will provide comprehensive, expert advice and advocacy to gain the right results
- We are at the forefront of defending serious financial litigation.
Examples of Our Cases Include:
NCA v JN – Jason Bartfeld -Advising on the steps to be taken following an apparent breach of a Consent Order by the National Crime Agency in civil Proceeds Of Crime Act proceedings
R v MR. – Jason Bartfeld -Defending in a confiscation application following a Modern Slavery conviction involving complex distinctions between the benefit of individual directors as opposed to the (not prosecuted) corporate body
R v D – Sarah O’Kane instructed on contested confiscation hearing over a number of days dealing with issues both as to benefit and available amount
R v T – Sarah O’Kane instructed to deal with confiscation proceedings relating to what was heralded possibly the biggest cannabis factory found in England with the potential to afford a multi-million pound profit
LBC v UA: Edward Duncan-Smith instructed in a multi-handed POCA confiscation proceedings in which the prosecuting Borough Council alleged over £800,000 of criminal benefit by the client. A settlement was ultimately negotiated in the sum of just £150,000