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Fraud and White Collar Crime

Cash Seizures

Bindmans has extensive experience on advising clients who lose control of their property as a result of law enforcement action. 

Law enforcement agencies are able to seize property, including money, if it is suspected that the property is the proceeds of crime. This can include the seizure of cash or items found during a search and cash balances in bank accounts.  

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Enforcement agencies can apply to a Magistrates’ court for forfeiture of seized property. An order can be made if the court is satisfied that the property was probably obtained through criminal activity. We can represent people wishing to oppose forfeiture applications. 

In some financial cases, the law enforcement agency will apply to a court to restrain the assets of a suspect for the duration of an investigation and prosecution in order to safeguard the assets for confiscation proceedings in the event that the person is found guilty. Restraint Orders can heavily impact both the business and personal life of a person under investigation. We can assist with Restraint Orders by advising about compliance with information requirements and seeking discharge of orders or variation of the terms.


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Tayab Ali
Deputy Managing Partner

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory | Head of International Law

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Katie Wheatley

Head of Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

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Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Catherine Jackson

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Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

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Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

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Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

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