Confiscation Proceedings

Once someone is convicted of a criminal offence from which they can be shown to have benefitted financially, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) allows the prosecution to seek a confiscation order.

The Prosecution calculate how much the individual has benefitted from his or her conduct and what assets he or she has available in order to repay that benefit. Non-compliance with a confiscation order can result in the Court imposing a period of imprisonment in default of payment or an attack on assets (including those in the name of a third party).

Confiscation Proceedings can be lengthy, complicated and damaging on the individual's business or family members who are affected by them.

EBR Attridge LLP have been involved in cases 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 organisations. We are experienced in offering commercially focused legal advice and understand the needs of your business or family members who may be affected.

At EBR Attridge we have a specialist team of solicitors dealing in these Proceedings  who have represented and continue to act in some of the most complex and high profile criminal prosecutions brought in relation to  Confiscation & Asset Recovery.

If you are being investigated or prosecuted, please make an appointment to see a specialist fraud Solicitor who can attend upon you by telephone, face-to-face or online.

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