Under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002, investigating authorities have a number of wide-ranging powers if there are grounds to suspect that an individual has acquired property as a result of engaging in criminal activity. If this is determined to be the case, property such as money, goods or shares may be confiscated or frozen, preventing individuals from gaining access to these while investigations continue. The POCA Solicitors at Wilford Smith have many years’ experience acting on behalf of those whose assets have been confiscated or frozen and will take a ruthless approach to challenging any such proceedings. We take pride in our reputation for unique representation, offering our clients a service that is exceptionally strategic and results driven.
Our Criminal Defence Lawyers' detailed knowledge of trust funds, pensions, ownership of international assets and third-party interests mean that Wilford Smith are excellently placed to handle cases involving proceedings under POCA. We have the skills and determination to work tirelessly on your behalf to make sure your assets are protected with our thorough understanding of asset recovery, meaning that we are able to make the most robust argument possible that your assets should not come within the scope of any confiscation or freezing order. Our Criminal Defence Solicitors will take a pro-active approach from the earliest stage of any investigation to challenge any assertions made by prosecutors to help you retain your property.
Contact our POCA Defence Solicitors in Sheffield and London
Our Criminal Defence Teams are based in Sheffield and London and assist clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 01709 828 044 to find out how we can help.