At Bindmans we offer expert advice on the law in relation to money laundering and we also represent individuals who are facing criminal prosecution for money laundering.
The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 introduced a range of offences, involving the acquisition, retention or transfer of criminal property, entering into money laundering arrangements, as well as offences relating to tipping off. The Act came into force on 24 February 2003. The previous law continues to apply to offences alleged to have been committed before that date.
The 2002 Act empowers regulators and investigators to seize, restrain and confiscate criminal property, and they have significant information-gathering powers to find out about assets, monitor movements on bank accounts, and require production of documents.
Bindmans LLP maintains an active practice concentrating on high-exposure fraud matters with a wealth of experience in jury trial work. Recent work from the banking sector bolsters the growing private client base. Experienced across the full range of criminal fraud and regulatory investigations. Also adept at bribery and corruption cases.Chambers and Partners
We act for people subjected to restraint and confiscation proceedings or civil asset recovery actions involving their own property. We also advise people with interests over property seized by regulators and parties served with production orders regarding other persons’ assets.
Money laundering investigations can involve a high level of intrusion into a person’s professional, financial and personal life; they can be financially debilitating and highly distressing and sometimes affect family members as well.
We can advise people about how to respond to investigations and deal with interviews and of any routes to challenge actions taken in respect of their property.
We also advise finance and banking professionals as well as solicitors and accountants on the extensive compliance measures introduced by the Money Laundering Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017.
As well as advising on the money laundering regulations some of our lawyers have acted as Money Laundering Reporting Officers for organisations for over 10 years and have exceptional first-hand experience of implementing internal anti-money laundering policies and dealing with issues if they arise.
Fraud and White Collar Crime
Serious Fraud Office
Bribery and Corruption
Investigative Interview under Caution
Dawn Raids (Emergency Service)
Companies Act Offences
Insider Dealing and Market Abuse
Bounce Back Loan Fraud