New powers under the Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into force on 31 January 2018 relating to unexplained wealth orders (UWOs). 

The purpose of these orders is to require a person to account for the origin of their assets.

Marie Bourke appears in FTAdviser discussing current and future legislation to combat money laundering.

What is an unexplained wealth order? is available to read on the FTAdviser website. 

Marie Bourke qualified in 2009 and joined Russell-Cooke’s fraud and criminal litigation team in 2014. She has a specific focus in representing people/companies involved in allegations of high value financial crime. In her white collar crime practice, she has defended clients facing allegations of fraudulent trading, money laundering, cheating the Public Revenue and conspiracy to defraud.