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3PB Barristers specialist Confiscation, Restraint and Cash Forfeiture team is renowned for its expertise in providing legal advice and advocacy in court following the confiscation and seizure of assets by prosecuting authorities, the issue of a Restraint Order and cash forfeiture proceedings. The team has successfully acted in a number of high profile cases.

The draconian powers allowing prosecuting authorities to seize assets under The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, enables the government to confiscate the assets of those the authorities suspect to be guilty of criminal wrongdoing. It is no longer a requirement to be convicted of a qualifying offence.

Our 3PB Barristers have built up a wealth of experience in defending such matters, and we are often asked to advise individuals and third parties who are affected by Restraint Orders granted by a Crown Court before any charges are laid.

We will assemble a team that is tailor-made to the requirements of your case. This may include leading accountants, and we guarantee you access to the most up-to-date and relevant expertise.

Whether you are the subject of a Restraint Order, facing Confiscation proceedings following a criminal conviction or cash forfeiture proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court, we can make a difference to the final outcome.

For help and advice please contact Stuart Pringle on +44 (0)3333 231 586 or email us.

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Asset Seizure Barristers


Geraint Jones KC

Lawyer since 1976

David Berkley KC

Lawyer since 1979

Robert Grey

Lawyer since 1979

Marc Brittain

Lawyer since 1983

William Hansen

Lawyer since 1992

Nicholas Cotter

Lawyer since 1999

Jonathan Underhill

Lawyer since 2008

Charles Irvine

Lawyer since 2010