Seizure, restraint and confiscation of assets

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 empowers prosecuting authorities to seize cash (regardless of any criminal investigation), to freeze assets and to confiscate wealth.  It is arguably the most draconian legislation available to the state.

Our specialist lawyers advise individuals and corporate bodies in relation to these proceedings both before and after investigation/trial where assets have been seized, restrained, frozen or confiscated  in the civil or criminal courts.

Confiscation proceedings can affect you even if you have not been convicted of an offence, they can damage the interests of third parties caught up in the proceedings by reason of their relationship with the person under investigation.

We can help you to challenge seizures, deal with applications for variation or discharge of restraining orders, if needs be to negotiate proper living expenses for you and your family, ultimately to defend your case and protect your assets.

Please contact a member of our Team.

City office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
326 Old Street
London EC1V 9DR
DX: 137773 Finsbury 5

020 7613 1402

020 7613 2711  


West End office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
77A Baker Street
London W1U 6RF
DX: 42722 Oxford Circus North

020 7467 5757

020 7467 5758

Manchester office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
111 Piccadilly
Manchester M1 2HY

DX: 6967003 Manchester 94 M

0161 694 4404

0161 638 0930

Istanbul Office

Ronald Fletcher Baker Danismanlik Hizmetleri Avukatlik Ortakligi
Tesvikiye Cadessi
No: 28 Alhambra Apartmani
Nisantasi, İstanbul

07736 364222

Emergency number

07538 490647

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Company number OC345891

City office ID 512598
West End office ID 523362.
Manchester office ID 630156

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