We have acted in a large number of criminal cases, for both the Prosecution and Defence, including Theft, False Accounting, Tax Evasion, Money Laundering, Fraud, Companies Act / Insolvency Act offences and depriving the Public Purse.
Having acted for both Prosecution and Defence provides a detailed insight into how such cases are formulated and progress. Knowledge of the Criminal Procedure Rules and related Practice Directions is vital for this type of work. When acting for the Defence discussions with Prosecution Experts have often resulted in reduced charges and/or quantum being agreed.
As night follows day, Confiscation Orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act (‘POCA’) are swiftly sought following convictions. We have assisted both Prosecutors and Defendants in the preparation and rebuttal of Financial Statements for use in POCA hearings.
Defendants are often astounded by the level of benefit included within Prosecutor’s Statements. We examine the Prosecution Statement and challenge it where necessary. We understand the Court’s approach to benefit and the practical application of the statutory assumptions in ‘criminal lifestyle’ cases.
Our reports are clear and concise, marshalling the relevant facts and information based on a thorough and detailed examination of the Defendant’s financial affairs over many years, which can sometimes extend to consideration of the alleged victim’s records as well.
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