Criminal Restraint Law Firm in London
White Collar Crime & Regulatory

Confiscation and Restraint Solicitors


Our restraint lawyers in London have successfully discharged and varied numerous Restraint Orders.

The team of confiscation solicitors freed up our clients’ assets and allowed them to continue meeting their personal and business-critical financial commitments.

If you are convicted of an offence, speak with a confiscation expert. The prosecution may seek to confiscate or freeze your assets, to ensure that you don’t benefit from the proceeds of any criminal activity.

The prosecution is often granted extensive powers of recovery, which can affect your family, business and even wide-reaching third-party connections.

That’s why our confiscation and restraint solicitors in London are here to help.

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Our Expertise

  • Discharge and Variation of Restraint Orders: We have a proven track record of freeing our clients’ assets, enabling them to continue fulfilling both personal and business-critical financial obligations.
  • Confiscation Proceedings: In the event of a conviction, we counteract the prosecution’s attempts to freeze or confiscate your assets, ensuring you do not unjustly suffer from the alleged proceeds of criminal activity.
  • Protection Under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002: We know the extensive powers granted to prosecuting authorities with precision, safeguarding your interests against criminal restraints and injunctions.
  • Challenging Assumptions: Especially in cases of ‘criminal lifestyle offences’, we counteract presumptions about the source of your wealth, leveraging expert forensic accountants to dispute the prosecution’s claims.

Restraint Orders and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

The landscape of financial crime legislation underwent a significant transformation with the introduction of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA).

This pivotal legislation equipped prosecuting authorities with an expansive toolkit designed to combat financial crimes more effectively.

One of the cornerstone powers under POCA is the authority to impose injunctions, particularly through the application of criminal restraint orders against individuals under investigation or involved in criminal proceedings.

The Impact of Restraint Orders

The imposition of a restraint order is not a matter to be taken lightly.

For those on the receiving end, the consequences are profound, extending far beyond the individual to touch the lives of their families and the viability of their business endeavors.

At the heart of the disruption caused by restraint orders is the freezing of all assets. This action effectively halts personal and business financial operations, creating a scenario fraught with uncertainty and stress.

Given the intricate nature of these legal provisions, navigating through them demands the expertise of specialised restraint solicitors, who are focused on handling such complex legal challenges.

Criminal Lifestyle POCA Offences

Adding to the difficulties encountered by individuals accused under POCA are the regulations associated with ‘criminal lifestyle offences’.

Under this classification, the courts are permitted to make sweeping assumptions regarding the origins of an individual’s wealth and that of their family, potentially scrutinizing financial history as far back as six years from the commencement of the investigation.

This aspect underscores the critical importance of securing expert legal counsel at the earliest possible juncture, to mitigate the ramifications of such assumptions and to safeguard one’s financial integrity.

Eldwick Law: Confiscation and Restraint Law Firm

In POCA-related legal challenges, Eldwick Law stands as a beacon of expertise and support.

Our team of highly specialised confiscation solicitors delivers a comprehensive reservoir of knowledge and resources, ensuring that our clients receive nothing short of expert legal representation.

Our strategies include negotiating favorable payment arrangements and vigorously challenging the prosecution’s claims by leveraging the insights of expert forensic accountants to counteract assumptions about our clients’ finances.

Recognizing the emotional toll that these proceedings can exert, we are committed to providing sensitive and unwavering support throughout the entire process.

A Call to Action for Those Affected

The journey through a restraint or confiscation ordeal is daunting, but you need not face it alone.

At Eldwick Law, we extend our expertise and support to those grappling with the complexities of POCA. Our Restraint Solicitors are at the ready to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you have the strongest possible defense against the allegations you face.

If you find yourself confronted with a restraint or confiscation order, reach out to us for the expert advice and representation you deserve.

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