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Unexplained Wealth Orders

News and media publications related to Unexplained Wealth Orders, the latest weapon available to the authorities that seek to take assets from those they suspect of wrongdoing.

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NEWS 9 April 2020

Senior Partner Aziz Rahman comments in Thomson Reuters on the High Court’s dismissal of the NCA’s attempt to use a UWO
By Azizur Rahman
The High Court's dismissal of the NCA's attempt to use an unexplained wealth order (UWO) to seize three London homes worth £80m from the son of a Kazakh government official prompted Senior Partner Aziz Rahman to share is thoughts with Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence. Read more

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NEWS 13 January 2020

Senior Partner Aziz Rahman explains in an article for UMI what an Unexplained Wealth Order is and how to respond to one
By Azizur Rahman
Unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) are arguably the most powerful tool that the authorities have for taking someone’s wealth. Read more

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NEWS 2 September 2019

Senior Partner Aziz Rahman discusses unexplained wealth orders with iNews
By Azizur Rahman
Unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) have been described as the much-needed weapon to wage war on the flow of dirty money into the UK, however, to date, just 15 unexplained wealth orders have been obtained targeting four individuals. Read more

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NEWS 2 June 2019

Rahman Ravelli’s Senior Partner, Aziz Rahman quoted in The Times on the real value of unexplained wealth orders and if they will ever be used on a regular basis.
By Azizur Rahman
The second case to involve unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) has seen the National Crime Agency targeting three residential properties with a total value of more than £80M. Read more

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NEWS 31 May 2019

Aziz Rahman discusses Unexplained Wealth Orders with Lawyer Monthly
By Azizur Rahman
“Unexplained wealth orders have the potential to significantly reduce the appeal of the UK as a destination for illicit income. Read more

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NEWS 7 February 2018

SFO LOOKS FOR LIKELY TARGETS OF UNEXPLAINED WEALTH ORDERS
By Azizur Rahman.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has said that it is already looking through its caseload to identify the first targets for unexplained wealth orders (UWO’s). Read more

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