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Confiscation Orders

A shrewd and tactical legal approach is needed to prevent confiscation proceedings having a detrimental impact on an individual, their relatives and associates.

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Confiscation proceedings have become an increasingly popular tool for enforcement agencies, both when investigating and after successfully prosecuting a case.

They can be unpleasant and can have a severe impact on your day-to-day life and the lives of those around you. This is why we are on hand.

We use our legal ability and out-of-the-box thinking to do everything possible to lessen the effect confiscation proceedings can have. And, where possible, we will seek to have them dropped entirely.

Confiscation proceedings are brought following a conviction so that the authorities can take what they believe to be the benefit gained from that crime. Anyone that is subject to such proceedings needs representation from lawyers with in-depth experience of what is a challenging and changing area of law.

We have a track record of successfully representing clients in such proceedings.

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 has rightly been described as draconian because of the powers it gives to the authorities and the limitations it places on individuals.

But we have proved that the authorities are not infallible when it comes to confiscation proceedings and that an intelligent, robust approach can bring success, no matter how daunting the challenge may initially appear.

As experts in this area of law, Rahman Ravelli will work with you to ensure that confiscation is never a foregone conclusion.

Specialist Team

Azizur Rahman C 09369 Azizur Rahman
Senior Partner
+44 (0)203 911 9339
Niall Hearty C 07998 Niall Hearty
Partner
+44 (0)203 910 4565
Syedur Rahman C 09551 Syedur Rahman
Partner
+44 (0)203 910 4566
Fran Small Image Profile Page Francesca Cassidy-Taylor
Senior Associate
+44 (0)203 910 4560

Legal Articles

Reforming Confiscation
The Law Commission has proposed significant changes to the confiscation regime. Niall Hearty of Rahman Ravelli assesses them.

2 min read - Published Nov 2022
With the Serious Fraud Office having successfully concluded a lengthy and complex hunt for a fraudster’s £72 million assets, Niall Hearty of financial crime specialists Rahman Ravelli reviews the case.
The High Court in London has upheld the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO’s) long-running claim to the assets of convicted fraudster Gerald Smith.

< 1 min read - Published Jun 2021
The Law Commission’s Consultation on Reform of the Confiscation Regime
Nicola Sharp of Rahman Ravelli details the Commission’s proposals for reform of Part 2 of POCA

2 min read - Published Oct 2020