Current cases and successes

Advice and Assistance from Cohen Cramer

We are currently instructed on over 60 cases including two of the biggest ever legal highs cases which have a combined benefit figure of £13m.   These cases have a dedicated team working hard to reduce the benefit figures and to try and salvage some of the client’s assets.   We believe that challenging the benefit figures is as important as working on the available amount and the only way to avoid any ancillary applications by the Crown is to make sure the order made is affordable and correct in law in the first place.

We challenge the amount which the prosecution seeks to confiscate by sheer hard work in our detailed analysis of the figures.

We have cases in the early stages where the orders have not yet been made, through to instructions on reducing orders and enforcement hearings at the Magistrate and more recently to defending applications to appoint receivers.  We are also currently in the process of selling properties for several of our clients so they can pay their confiscation orders.  Each of these has had successful Section 11 applications and 3 of them will require Section 23 applications and we successfully argued for clients not to have their extra prison terms imposed.

We are also instructed on appeals against confiscation orders.  In fact, we are instructed on all areas and aspects of confiscation proceedings.

We will deal with confiscation cases anywhere in England and Wales.

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We are very aggressive in our approach to all POCA cases and work hard to ensure every conceivable argument is within the client’s written statements, which have to be prepared and sent to the Prosecution and the Court.  We have never agreed to an order that we believe is not be the best possible result for our client.  Here are just a few of recent successes.

R v O

Crown’s Benefit Figure:          £33,159

Available amount:                   £165,000

Successfully had the case dropped against this client on the grounds that there was no particular criminal conduct and therefore there could be no benefit at all.

R v R

Crown’s Benefit figure:           £579k

Final agreed benefit figure       £400k

Available                                £24,735

R v E

Crown’s Benefit figure:            £516,713

Crown’s Available:                  £172,500 (including tainted gifts)

Final agreed benefit figure:       £276,819.40

Available                                £100,151.66 (no tainted gift)

R v T

Crown’s benefit:                     £1.1m

Crown’s available:                   £10,200

Final benefit figure                   £453k

Available                                 £0

R v O

Crown’s Benefit figure            £2.1m

Crown’s available:                  £85,360

Final Benefit: figure:                £35,000

Available:                               £35,000

R v G

Crown’s Benefit figure            £107,425

Crown’s available:                  £196,027

Final Benefit: figure:                £67,865.75

Available:                               £67,865.75

R v A

Crown’s Benefit figure            £80m

Crown’s available:                  £80m (hidden assets)

Final Benefit figure:                £18m

Available:                               £1

R v M

Section 22 application was sought by the Crown for an extra £10,000

No amendment was made to the confiscation order.