Money Laundering

Prosecutors are vigorously pursuing individuals and organisations suspected of money laundering offences.

Money Laundering

Prosecutors are vigorously pursuing individuals and organisations suspected of money laundering offences.

The UK has some of the most draconian anti-money laundering legislation in the world for locating, restraining and confiscating suspected proceeds of crime. Under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA), those found guilty of money laundering face up to 14 years in prison and confiscation of their assets.

Law enforcement agencies are also using their powers to recover funds from employees, family, and friends of defendants if they believe they have benefited from the proceeds of crime.

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the Serious Fraud Office, and the Crown Prosecution Service are increasingly taking advantage of the legislation and prosecuting offences of money laundering as an addition to allegations of fraud, corruption and other cases of financial crime.

Professionals including solicitors and accountants are increasingly caught in investigations for failing to meet stringent anti-money laundering compliance and due diligence procedures required under the Money Laundering Regulations.

Our lawyers are experts at defending individuals and organisations being investigated and prosecuted with money laundering offences. We will advise you, guide you, and proactively defend your case to achieve the best outcome.

We have an outstanding track record of successfully representing individuals who have instructed us after being wrongly convicted of money laundering offences.  We frequently achieve excellent results for clients on appeal. 

Please see our money laundering case studies for more information about our work in this area.