Kangs Solicitors recently defended a client who had been served with confiscation proceedings pursuant to the Proceeds Of Crime Act (2002), (‘POCA’).

These proceedings followed a trial at Southwark Crown Court, arising from a multi-million pounds conspiracy to import class A drugs.

How We Assisted Our Client | Kangs POCA Proceedings Defence Team

On behalf of our client we:

  • examined all of the material served by the Prosecution in support of their claim
  • took detailed instructions from our client and considered the position as it presented
  • prepared and submitted a Statement of Information, pursuant to section 18 of POCA
  • prepared and presented written representations to the Prosecution detailing our client’s position
  • successfully negotiated with the Prosecution, persuading them not to further pursue the POCA proceedings
  • ensured that no finding of ‘benefit’ will be made against our client for the purposes of POCA.

How Can We Help? | Kangs Confiscation Solicitors

At Kangs Solicitors we are able to offer a wealth of experience in dealing with confiscation proceedings, enforcement proceedings, cash seizures and restraint orders.

Kangs Solicitors are ranked nationally for POCA and asset forfeiture work. The team is led by Hamraj Kang, with the Chambers & Partners Directory recently quoting;

“Hamraj Kang is a standout lawyer for POCA work. His technical knowledge is impressive, combined with his passion and client care”

“Kangs has a team of POCA lawyers with considerable experience and strength in depth. The high quality multi-million pound work that the firm is regularly instructed in, is indicative of the high-quality lawyers that work in the team”

Our POCA team can assist with the following:

  • Section 23 POCA Applications (to vary the available assets figure after a Confiscation Order has been made)
  • Advising third parties who are made subject to Confiscation Orders or Restraint Orders
  • Representation in relation to pre-charge and post-charge restraint proceedings
  • Cash seizure and forfeiture
  • Preparing for contested cash seizure proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court

Who Should I Contact For Assistance? | Kangs POCA Defence Solicitors

If you are subject to Confiscation Proceedings, a Restraint Order or any other application pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, please do not hesitate to contact one of the following for an initial consultation:

Hamraj Kang
hkang@kangssolicitors.co.uk
07976 258 171 | 020 7936 6396 | 0121 449 9888

John Veale
jveale@kangssolicitors.co.uk
07779 0559070121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

Tim Thompson
tthompson@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396 | 07989 521210

Frances Murray
fmurray@kangssolicitors.co.uk
020 7936 6396 | 07989 521210