Bright Line Law offers legal expertise in the area of criminal proceeds freezing and confiscation or forfeiture under Part 2 or Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA). It can provide advisory and representation services on proceeds of crime matters for any individual whether they are in England & Wales or located abroad.

Recent work in the area of confiscation by Bright Line Law’s barristers has included:

Restraint proceedings and mutual legal assistance

1. Jonathan Fisher QC was instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to the challenge of a restraint order made under Part 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act in relation to close to £1 billion in assets. The restraint order was sought following a mutual legal assistance request in the context of a wide ranging investigation into bribery and fraud in Nigeria. Jonathan Fisher QC successfully opposed the lifting of the restraint order.

Appeal of a civil forfeiture of cash order

2. Jonathan Fisher QC is instructed in relation to the appeal of a civil forfeiture of cash order on a public access basis by a member of the public. Appeal proceedings have been brought under Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

High Court proceedings for civil recovery

3. Jonathan Fisher QC is instructed by the defence in relation to high-value civil recovery proceedings commenced by the National Crime Agency in the High Court. The instruction is on a public access basis and comes direct from a member of the public.

Since he took silk, Jonathan Fisher QC has been instructed by enforcement agencies and the defence as leading counsel in several of the United Kingdom’s leading confiscation cases relating to Part 2 and Part 5 proceedings.

Bright Line Law’s expertise in confiscation of criminal proceeds is further demonstrated by:

Contact Bright Line Law

Bright Line Law is a specialist, barrister led law firm providing advice and representation on all aspects of financial law, including money laundering regulations. Our lead counsel, Jonathan Fisher QC is well regarded in industry and in the legal profession for his understanding of anti-money laundering law, and ability to deploy this effectively in defending both individual and corporate clients facing investigation/ prosecution by regulators. Contact us today to address your concerns and have your case handled by lawyers that place your interests at the core of their service.

Jonathan Fisher QC
Lead Counsel

Telephone + 020 3872 2852

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