White Collar Crime
Examples of white collar crimes include:
Corporate fraud – this typically involves dishonest actions by a company employee or executive which result in them benefiting financially; Money laundering – this is when funds obtained by criminal means are made to appear legitimate; Embezzlement – this refers to the misuse of funds; Securities fraud – this includes insider trading.
The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 makes provisions for the confiscation or civil recovery of any proceeds from crime, including white collar offences. Generally speaking, a confiscation order requires the defendant to make a payment of a specified sum of money by no later than 12 months after the date the order was made. The sum will usually be based on the benefit obtained by the defendant as a result of their actions, subject to the available assets of the defendant.
At Clarkson Hirst , we have particular expertise in advising and representing clients facing white collar crimes allegations, including negotiations in Proceeds of Crime hearings. Due to the seriousness and consequences of all fraud cases, we would advise you to seek advice at the earliest opportunity to help us provide the best possible representation.
If you require advice in relation to any of the above then please contact one of our specialist criminal defence solicitors 0800 919 231
We have offices at Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow in Furness