We are a niche set of Chambers with a leading reputation in civil and criminal asset recovery and financial wrongdoing. Our work is a mix of onshore and offshore advice and litigation, across almost all common law jurisdictions with vast experience in the Caribbean and India in particular.
“Undoubtedly number one in this practice area” (Legal 500 2019)
The Number 1 Set for POCA and Asset Recovery - "Widely regarded as the pre-eminent set for proceeds of crime and asset forfeiture matters, this chambers boasts a market-leading team of specialist silks and juniors who handle cases across the full spectrum of POCA work" (Chambers and Partners 2017)
"unmatched in the field of asset forfeiture and confiscation" (Legal 500 2017)
‘sets the gold standard on asset forfeiture matters’ and is ‘the first port of call for any London-based fraud or financial crime case’ (Legal 500 2016)
Civil Recovery - Unrivalled experience in proceedings pursuant to Part V PoCA.
Criminal Asset Recovery - On behalf of individuals, companies, specialist prosecuting authorities including the SFO, BIS, CPS, receivers, third parties and foreign requesting states.
Sovereign Asset Recovery - Advice and assistance to Foreign Governments, Sovereign Wealth Funds and International Public Bodies.
Ahmad & Fields (SC) - Apportionment and enforcement of multi-handed cases.
R v GH (SC) - Money laundering offences
Barnes v Eastenders (SC) - Management receiverships.
R v May, Jennings and Green (House of Lords) - probably the most important series of PoCA 2002 cases.
Gale and Ors. v SOCA (SC) - Civil recovery under PoCA and the utility of foreign convictions.
King v SFO (SC) Enforcement of foreign Restraint Orders.
Glatt v Sinclair (CA Civ.) Leading case on Receivers' costs.
Egyptian Government Asset Recovery Claim - Advice on the restraint and confiscation and forfeiture of stolen sovereign wealth.
Account Freezing Orders (AFO), Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO), Moratorium Period Extensions - Frequently instructed to represent those affected by these new powers.