Proceeds of crime

The purpose of the proceeds of crime act was said to be to deprive criminals of their ill-gotten gains. In practice prosecutors have been zealous in recovering as much as possible from not only the defendant but also from their family. It has been an area where the prosecution has been prepared to devote considerable resources to recover funds for the exchequer.

At Cousins Tyrer we have expertise in challenging these applications whether it be the initial seizure and freezing of assets or seizure of the same following a conviction or enforcement proceedings through the magistrates Court.

Legal aid may be available so contact us for specialist advice and assistance.