The Proceeds of Crime Act Department

Advice and Assistance

What we can do for you.

The Cohen Cramer Proceeds of Crime Act team works exclusively on POCA matters offering a broad range of services from contesting the Prosecution’s case to all ancillary matters, such as applications to reduce amounts owing and getting extra time to pay. Our knowledge and experience allow us to offer services that provide you with the legal advice you need when you need it.

We receive instructions not only from client’s who we have represented during their criminal proceedings, but many others who, as a result of our reputation, want us to deal with their POCA matter after they have been convicted. If required, we deal with any legal aid issues and we can ensure that the transfer of your legal aid to us is as smooth and as trouble-free as possible in what can be a complicated and complex procedure. 

If, once the original confiscation proceedings have concluded, the Prosecution seeks to increase the available amount for recovery, we are here to provide you with the assistance you need.

As well as our expertise in confiscation law, we can also deal with the selling of assets, including, with the assistance of our specialist POCA conveyancing department, residential and commercial property for the purposes of settling confiscation orders. 

We also deal with cross-jurisdictional matters concerning the settlement of confiscation orders.  If you have property or cash held abroad, we have the expertise to assist you. Our expert panel of foreign agents and lawyers assist and support the sale of your property. We also work closely with foreign banks and institutions and prepare the legal documents required for the repatriation of funds.

Where appropriate, we can also represent the interests of family members and third parties affected by confiscation proceedings.  If they have a financial interest in any asset, we can assist them by preparing an application so that their interest is known at court. 

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For the Quality Legal Service that You Deserve

The Legal 500 2018

The ‘superb team of lawyers’ making up Cohen Cramer’s fraud practice ‘goes the extra mile for their clients’ and are considered an ‘obvious choice for quality representation’. It has experience defending clients in a full spectrum of financial crimes and fraud cases, including missing trader allegations, tax fraud, money laundering and care home frauds. The crime, fraud and regulatory practice is headed by John Goodwin, a ‘master in the field of fraud’ who is praised for his ‘high-calibre legal knowledge and very impressive client care’. Goodwin handles the full spectrum of fraud work, ranging from property-related matters to people trafficking.

Chambers and Partners 2018

John Goodwin is commended for his expertise in a wide range of fraud cases. Sources comment that “he has exceptional attention to detail, identifies the issues early and provides first-class client care.”

The Legal 500 2017:

John Goodwin heads the crime, fraud and regulatory team at Cohen Cramer in Leeds.  John Hera joined the POCA team in March 2016. The firm covers MTIC and carousel frauds, tax fraud, substantial drug prosecutions involving major money-laundering elements, other complex money-laundering cases, estate fraud and care home fraud, among other things. The team acts for individual defendants as well as corporate and professional clients.


Cohen Cramer Awards Legal 500