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Chambers has a number of practitioners of considerable experience in the field of Asset Forfeiture and Proceeds of Crime.

The principle that "crime doesn’t pay" has been enshrined in legislation for over 20 years but it is only since the enactment of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 that the theory of stripping convicted criminals of their assets has become reality. It is now at the heart of government criminal justice policy and is likely to remain a central part of the legal landscape for the foreseeable future.

The development of anti money-laundering measures means that an increasing number of cases will have an asset forfeiture aspect and professionals, especially solicitors, will often find that they are in need of expert advice. Chambers has an advantage in being able to offer clients barristers who have a broad background in commercial, property, family and criminal law – areas which often overlap with asset forfeiture cases. This gives us a unique perspective and understanding of the issues and an advantage over more conventionally experienced barristers with narrow specialisms in either criminal or civil law.

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