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10th October 2017

 

WARNING

Many people have had Confiscation Orders made against them since this Act came into force and over the years many have been advised by their legal representatives to accept huge benefit figures on the basis that " well you're never likely to have that sort of money so you dont' need to worry about it". Since the government Audit Commission heavily criticised police forces for not seizing sufficient assets they have now set up special teams to re-visit old Confiscation Orders to see if the subject has accumulated any new assets since they were convicted. This can be several years after the event and in fact indefinitely as long as there is an outstanding benefit figure. We are finding that many clients do in fact turn their lives around after a conviction and some have family homes, are left money by much loved relatives or are just prudent with money they manage to earn from legal hard work. These clients are always devastated to find out that all their newly acquired assets can be taken by the Prosecution to satisfy an order which they were mistakenly advised to accept on the basis that they would only have to pay the sum if they won the lottery. This bad advice is now ruining many families so please take great care before accepting figures put forward by the Prosecution, have them checked thoroughly by people who are familiar with this work and always look to challenge the Benefit Figure as well as the Available Amount because they are often works of fiction and grossly exaggerated particularly in drug cases.

Our services to Solicitors and Members of the Public

Proceeds of Crime Consultants provide solicitors with a complete defence to Proceeds of Crime Applications. We consult with clients both in custody and in the community, take instructions, draft Section 18 and 17 Response documents with supporting evidence and serve them on the relevant parties.

Where we feel we add particular value to any enquiry is in the field of forensic examination of bank accounts and legitimate sources of funds to assist clients to account for their assetts and reduce Benefit Figures.

Forensic Accountants are regularly instructed in these cases and command very high fees and yet they rarely provide admissable evidence in court whereas we regularly provide the client with spreadsheet evidence to show the movement of legitimate funds and combat the Prosecution's assumptions.

We also manage to provide this enhanced service while working within Legal Aid rates.

Members of the public

We provide all the same services and facilities to those who do not have the assistance of a solicitor. 

We undertake to adhere to the Crown Court timetable dates on the client's behalf.

Services

We provide our services to both solicitors and members of the public and we work within Legal Services Commision rates.

What we do

We can conduct the complete defence of a Proceeds of Crime Application from the date of sentence until the final hearing before the Crown Court.

We aim to reduce the often inflated Benefit Figures provided in these cases by means of diligent investigation of a client's legitimate sources of funds.

Whenever legally possible we challange the Crowns assumptions that funds are the Proceeds of Crime by supplying evidence in the form of spreadsheets,statements, photographs and Stated Cases.

Interested?

We'll be pleased to provide you with more details about our services. Contact us on 01228 810228 or use our contact form or via our Facebook link.

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