The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is a prosecuting authority with responsibility for investigating and prosecuting serious and complex fraud cases, as well as those involving bribery and corruption in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In some cases, property identified in the course of the SFO’s investigations may be the subject of a seizure and forfeiture application. If you find yourself subject to such an investigation, the Criminal Defence Solicitors at Wilford Smith have the required skills, knowledge and determination to ruthlessly develop a top-level strategy for you, ensuring the best possible chance of you retaining your assets.
The Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002 makes it a criminal offence for anyone to use any property, such as money, goods or shares, that has been obtained as a result of criminal activity. This legislation gives the SFO the power to recover property it suspects as having been acquired in this manner. This enables the body to carry out confiscation investigations, request confiscation orders, seek compensation orders on behalf of fraud victims and apply to the High Court for a civil recovery order to seize property that represents the proceeds of crime. Wilford Smith’s Criminal Defence Lawyers have a well-earned reputation for unique representation, giving our clients a service that is exceptionally strategic and results driven. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to resist any attempts to seize your property by the SFO.
Contact our SFO 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.