Money laundering is simply the 'cleaning' or disguising of the origins of the proceeds of crime. It can be committed by someone with their own proceeds (self laundering) or by someone handling someone else’s proceeds.
Money laundering schemes range from the simple through to the sophisticated and may involve chains of companies and offshore accounts.
It can take many different forms, simple cash deposits to the sophisticated routing of funds around the world involving legitimate businesses. The reporting instructions placed by the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) on institutions such as banks and lawyers are such that there is an increasing danger of individuals and business being investigated or prosecuted. This can have a devastating effect on private individuals or businesses who may find their bank accounts or assets restrained or 'frozen'.
EBR Attridge have experience in defending cases all over the UK e.g. high value worth clients with frozen assets of over £150m of internationally transferred funds. We can also help to seek the release of improperly restrained funds or assist with access to restrained funds for day to day living whilst proceedings develop though the judicial system.
At EBR Attridge we have a specialist team of solicitors dealing in Money Laundering who have represented and continue to act in some of the most complex and high profile criminal prosecutions brought in relation this specific type of Fraud.
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.