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.
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.