ACCOUNT FREEZING ORDER

As a result of the recent changes to the Proceeds of Crime Act, prosecuting authorities are increasingly seeking to freeze accounts whilst they are carrying out the investigations. This can have a serious impact on both individuals and companies and can lead to significant financial losses. These orders are often sought at short notice and often the account holder will not even be informed.

The team at Rustem Guardian are used to working at short notice to put together written arguments and arrange representation at contested hearings. 

This is a new and developing area but Rustem Guardian have already been instructed on various AFOs, many of which with international aspects. 

It is vital that when you are the subject of an AFO you are represented by solicitors who are able to advise you on how to approach both the order and the wider investigation. We have regularly opposed these orders relying on arguments relating to proportionality, errors in service and the absence of underlying evidence to show that the funds are criminal property.

Proceeds of Crime Act

 

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Tim Rustem

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Des Jenson

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