Our experience in Criminal Litigation extends to a variety of specialist areas of criminal prosecutions. Through our breadth of experience THB continue to provide up-to-date specialist advice in these areas.
Money Laundering Investigations and Prosecutions
THB can provide specialist advice on The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Money Laundering Regulations 2003.
We provide expert representation in relation to proceedings whether or not money laundering offences are prosecuted alongside substantive offences.
THB provide regular advice in relation to money laundering offences involving the concealment, disguise, conversion, transfer or removal of criminal property, or offences involving the arrangement of money laundering, or acquiring, using or possessing criminal property.
Following the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Prosecuting bodies use this legislation to seek a Restraint Order in order to freeze assets of an individual where There is reasonable cause to believe that the alleged offender has benefited from criminal conduct , for the purpose of protecting the assets for potential future confiscation hearings.
THB regularly advise in this specialist area where an individual is being investigated for fraud, money laundering or serious drug offences.
THB can advise you as to the validity of the Restraint Order and can examine challenging the making of the Order, with a view to an application to discharge the Restraint Order.
A confiscation order is made following a conviction for the purpose of ensuring that the convicted person cannot benefit from the proceeds of their crime. A failure to pay the order within a specified time period can result in the defendant serving a specified time in prison proportional to the value of the Confiscation Order.
Gross Negligence Manslaughter
In extreme circumstances where a fatality has occurred, the law allows for the prosecution of individuals and corporate bodies for manslaughter where it can be shown that the death resulted from gross negligence.