Confiscation orders

It's tough being convicted of a criminal offence but even harder when the prosecution commences confiscation proceedings. Whether you're at risk of the sale of your home or valuable assets or imprisonment if you won't pay, you will need expert advice.

If it’s been shown that you’ve benefited financially from a crime, a confiscation order can come into play under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Prosecutors will calculate how much you’ve benefited and how much you need to repay, taking advice from forensic accountants, property valuers and other financial experts.

Understanding this complicated and technical process isn’t easy but we’ll help you all we can:

  • Expertise in working with clients facing confiscation orders
  • We’ll fight to limit the amount you’re liable for
  • Straightforward advice every step of the way

Ensure you have the right people fighting your corner and protecting you and your family. Call us and speak to David Sonn and David Bloom our specialist confiscation solicitors.

Our experience…

R v T (Enforcement) (2022) – Our representations succeeded in avoiding the imposition of a 12 month default sentence, in relation to a client whose confiscation order had been unpaid as to 100k for 3 years. We persuaded the prosecution to accept an offer to buy our client’s house which would allow his wife to remain living in the property. Click here to read more.

R v G (2021) Following prolonged negotiations with the Prosecution and submission of a detailed statement and over 400 pages of supporting evidence, the criminal lifestyle assumptions were defeated and our client’s confiscation order was reduced by £1.15 million. Click here to read more.

R v S & Ors (2020) – “Operation Mandolin”: confiscation proceedings – available amount reduced from £600,000 to £175,000 for conspirator in tobacco exercise duty fraud. For local press, click here.

FCA v M & Ors (2019) – “Operation Alfreton” & “Operation Gault” confiscation proceedings – available amount £300,000 (‘tainted’ gifts to family members) reduced to just under £30,000 payable as compensation as FCA accepted most transfers bona fide loans or else not ‘gifts’ at all. For national press, click here.