Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime

Proceeds of Crime applications following conviction or the use of money laundering legislation along with other criminal fraud offences within predicate matters is now routine. However, dealing with each of the cases is far from routine and the lack of consistency by the Crown means that there is frequently a substantial amount of logical and robust response that can be made to financial cases and Statements of Information that are being presented. Our financial and business expertise is employed to:

Unpick the often confusing nature of a Prosecution case

Present the case clearly and succinctly

Exclude errors such as double counting and inappropriate application of financial legislation

Support a more balanced “common sense” position under cross examination

How Can You Prevent Money Laundering?

Money laundering crops up in most of my forensic accounting assignments. This can range from tracing money stolen by the fraudsters or providing a balanced response for a defendant to a proceeds of crime confiscation. At the other end of … Read more…

R – v – Wilkes

GARY JOHN WILKES [2003] EWCA Crim 848  No: 200102859 Z3 Court of Appeal Criminal Division – Lord Justice Latham, Mr Justice Gross and Mrs Justice Cox – Friday 7 March 2003 @ Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2 … Read more…

R – v – Allpress

Mark Jenner & Co was involved in a confiscation case recently where the principles established in the case of R – v – Allpress were argued, including within the forensic accountant’s report! This was the case of a successful businessman … Read more…

R – v – May

The judgements made by the House of Lords in 2008 in the three cases of R – v – May, R – v – Jennings and R – v – Green are considered to be landmarks for the process of … Read more…

R – v – Waya

BENEFIT – USE OF MIXED FUNDS READ THE FULL ACCOUNT AT BAILII.ORG This case concerns Mr Waya who purchased a property using £310,000 of his own legitimate funds and £465,000 obtained as a loan. As he made false representations in … Read more…

What You Need to Know About Money Laundering

It is essential that businesses are aware of the seriousness with which the authorities regard money laundering – the legislation has been termed “Draconian” and turning a blind eye to any form of criminality these days can present the risk … Read more…