Criminal proceedings and proceeds of crime (POCA)
We have been instructed on many occasions to serve the interests of justice by preparing, or reviewing the accuracy and reasonableness of, detailed financial analysis prepared to support criminal prosecutions for a number of offences including theft, fraud, wrongful trading, money laundering and tax evasion. Our reports are always impartial, clear and cost effective. We act for both prosecution and defence.
Following a conviction for a relevant offence, we are often instructed in relation to Proceeds of Crime (POCA) hearings, which determines how much of a criminal’s assets are proceeds of crime and can therefore be confiscated. The rules are complex and the burden of proof favours the prosecuting authorities. We assist in the efficient analysis of volumes of financial records to assist the Court in determining the correct sum for confiscation.
We can agree to work at the rates currently mandated by the Legal Services Commission where appropriate.