With both civil and criminal legislation increasingly targeting the assets purportedly accrued through criminal conduct, the issue of confiscation is present in almost all criminal fraud trials. The consequences for defendants can be catastrophic, and specialised legal advice must be sought from the outset.
PCB Byrne has some of the most skilled partners in this space, and we have established many of the leading precedents – often for clients who have dismissed their trial solicitors and come to us for advice in the subsequent confiscation matters. By moving quickly and decisively, we help ensure our clients – and their families – avoid the devastating losses that can occur after conviction.
We also have considerable experience of both POCA management and enforcement receiverships, and acting for such receivers in the management and sale of assets. Acting for defendants and receivers gives us a unique insight into the issues that exist for both – enabling us to advise effectively on a much broader basis.