Criminal and financial crime

Confiscation proceedings

Confiscation proceedings

We advise clients facing confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 - a complex area of law that requires specialist advice.

The Crown Prosecution Service and other prosecuting authorities can seek confiscation orders in relation to those convicted of various offences - for example, dishonesty, drug dealing and trafficking offences. 

Once the Crown Prosecution Service makes an application to the court for such an order, the court must decide whether a defendant has benefited from criminal conduct. The court assumes that your assets are the proceeds of crime unless you can prove otherwise.

Our team

  • We are recognised as one of the leading criminal solicitors in the UK, with an international reputation. The team is highly rated by lawyers' directory The Legal 500, and Jae Cawardine is recognised as a leader in her field
  • The Legal 500 (2023) ranks our team in Tier 2 where we are described as "one of the best firms practising in crime" and our experts are commended for their knowledge and communication which "ensures that a client's interests are always protected and promoted."
  • We are one of the few firms recognised by the Legal Services Commission to undertake cases involving serious fraud, large-scale or serious crime, money laundering, terrorism and other high-profile cases
  • We have Legal Services Commission franchises enabling us to undertake most areas of work for publicly-funded clients
One of the best firms practising in crime.
The Legal 500 (2023)

Charging information

Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.

Legal aid can often be available for those being investigated and charged with this type of offence.

If legal aid is not available, we would be pleased to discuss your requirements and produce a costs estimate accordingly based on the type and complexity of the work involved.

Get in touch

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our criminal defence solicitors by email, by telephone on +44 (0)20 3826 7521 or complete our enquiry form.

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