confiscation & asset recovery

The courts now have formidable powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002 to enforce and seize assets suspected of being sourced from criminal conduct. Money, shares and property can be made subject to a confiscation order and the powers are so wide ranging that assets placed offshore can still be confiscated.

If a confiscation order has been made against you, it is important you get legal advice as soon as possible. You can either call us on 0161 827 9500, or fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.

our confiscation and asset recovery services

At Burton Copeland, we have a team of experienced solicitors dedicated to dealing with complex confiscation and asset recovery cases. We have dealt with cases involving criminal activity, such as tax evasion, bribery and receiving benefits from a business not complying with UK law, protecting individuals from:

  • Confiscation of assets
  • Unfounded allegations
  • POCA breaches

Failure to discharge a confiscation order can lead to a substantial period of imprisonment, so it is vital you make a decisive and timely response in the event of these proceedings. We can conduct an investigation into a client's financial status and follow civil remedies to lift an injunction or restraint order.

burton copeland: experts in criminal defence

Our dedicated team of confiscation and asset recovery solicitors has dealt with many complex cases of this nature, providing advice and guidance to clients throughout the entire process, so we know how to present the strongest possible case for your defence.

The team is friendly, helpful and has a full understanding of POCA legislation, so you can be assured that you're getting the right support during a stressful and emotional time. In some circumstances, legal aid may be available.

contact us today

To speak to one of our lawyers about your case, you can get in touch with our Manchester office by either calling 0161 827 9500 during office hours, or 0161 832 7834 any other time. You can also fill in our contact form and we will contact you as soon as we are able to.