Seizure & Forfeiture of Assets

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 created jurisdiction for the High Court to make what is known as a “recovery order” which enables property to be recovered that has been obtained through unlawful conduct.

Our Serious Fraud Team has substantial technical experience of dealing with these cases in both the civil and criminal courts. In a recent case, HJA successfully represented a client who held substantial assets in Switzerland. The UK authorities made a request to the Swiss authorities for disclosure of these assets. However, we successfully argued against any disclosure to the UK authorities.

The importance of early legal advice cannot be underestimated, and as such we advise our clients from the moment a potential claim arises. We take the initiative from the outset and do everything in our power to return your assets as quickly as possible.


Members of HJA’s Serious Fraud Team have previously dealt with the following cases:

Represented a company who had significant assets frozen, and successfully made an application in the High Court for the discharge of the Court order.

Represented both individuals and companies who have had assets seized by the authorities in both criminal and civil proceedings. Early advice in relation to these matters is vital.

You will find our solicitors to be friendly, approachable and highly professional. Contact any member of the team to find out how we can help. To speak to us in confidence, please call our team on 0808 231 6369. Alternatively you can use the online enquiry form and we will call you. If the situation is urgent then we can be reached outside normal office hours on: 0844 8480 222.

Our Serious Fraud Solicitors are backed by four decades of experience with seizure & forfeiture of assets cases. Our legal practice and team of Serious Fraud Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving the best possible results. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 231 6369 today.

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