Asset Seizure and Forfeiture — Our Services
Cash and Account Seizure and Forfeiture
With law enforcement’s focus shifting from prosecution of individuals to the stripping of assets, and the scope of these powers ever-expanding, we help our clients respond quickly and robustly.

The criminal team at PCB Byrne has developed a deep understanding of law enforcement over the years, meaning we’re able to provide pragmatic advice to clients facing cash and account seizure as a result of a wide range of alleged criminal activity. We advise both respondents and other affected parties – such as family members – to minimise risk and mitigate disruption.

Our notable experience
  • Acting for numerous money transfer businesses on cash seizure and forfeiture relating to their business.
  • Acting for a large US, internet-based cosmetics sale company; successfully challenged an account freezing order.
  • Acting for private individuals who face account freezing orders arising from connections to another individual's criminality.
Our specialists
Michael Potts
Partner
0207 842 1640
07770 802430
Languages:
English, French
Matthew Frankland
Partner
0207 842 1639
07774 133733
Languages:
English
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