Asset and Tax Recovery

Asset and Tax Recovery

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POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture - All Circuits (Bar) - Band 2 Set

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2017

Individuals here advise both claimants and defendants on cash seizures and freezing orders, as well as mainstream POCA work. They are involved in leading cases and recently represented the wife of a convicted money launderer in the Supreme Court matter of Gohil v Gohil, assisting with all POCA issues which arose in the case. Members assist private individuals as well as government departments, financial institutions and tax advisers amongst others. A good proportion of their work is international in nature and a number of the counsel here have been called to the Bar in overseas jurisdictions. One client says of the set: “The barristers are always very accurate in their advice and invariably willing to be commercial when they need to be.”  

Client service: “The clerks are always very keen to help, willing to accommodate our needs and quick to get back to you.” Chambers director Stuart Smith leads the clerking team.

Sheena Cassidy is recognised for her expertise in several practice areas by the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2017.

POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture - All Circuits (Bar) - Band 1

According to sources, Cassidy is "undoubtedly the leading family law practitioner in asset forfeiture work." She is a leading figure for restraint and confiscation proceedings, and acts for the CPS, SFO and individual clients.
Strengths: "She displays excellent attention to detail in complex confiscation and enforcement matters, and has an eye for detail when producing written submissions." "Second to none in terms of her work ethic, case engagement and advice."
Recent work: Appeared in Re White; Re Gangar, instructed by the SFO. The case concerned an application for a certificate of inadequacy by defendants found guilty of a Ponzi scheme fraud.



Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings For 2016 Recommendations and QuotesThe Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

LONDON BAR

FRAUD: CRIME (INCLUDING MONEY LAUNDERING AND ASSET FORFEITURE) 

Sheena Cassidy is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2016 for her expertise in the London Bar.
Fraud - Crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading juniors
Sheena Cassidy - She advises the CPS on confiscation issues.


Sheena Cassidy is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2015 for her expertise in the London Bar.
Sheena Cassidy - She has no equal on the interplay between family and criminal fraud proceedings - she is the go-to expert on such matters

Sheena Cassidy is recommended by the Legal 500 UK Directory 2014 for her expertise at the London Bar.
3PB’s Sheena Cassidy - “A silk of the future.”

FRAUD - 3PB’s Sheena Cassidy - “A fantastic, astute barrister with an eye for the detail and a great approach to clients.”

Sheena Cassidy is recommended by the Legal 500 UK Directory 2013/14 for her expertise at the London Bar for her Family law (including divorce and ancillary relief) and also Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) expertise. "3PB’s Sheena Cassidy, who is ‘great with difficult opponents’."


The Asset and Tax Recovery Group offers expertise across a number of areas, including:

  • All aspects of the Proceeds of Crime, from restraint and receivership to confiscation and enforcement at the Crown Court and High Court.
  • Civil recovery of the proceeds of crime at the High Court.
  • Money laundering advice and compliance.
  • Commercial fraud.
  • Asset tracing and recovery.
  • Insolvency-related claims.
  • Tax investigation and regulation.
  • All types of tax fraud (in both civil and criminal contexts).
  • MTIC frauds
  • Diversion and Duty Point frauds.
  • Technical indirect tax (especially in relation to VAT, Excise and Customs duties).
  • Condemnation and non-restoration appeals.
  • Seizure and forfeiture of cash and goods.
  • Bribery and Corruption.

The Asset and Tax Recovery Group's clients include private individuals and their family members, firms of solicitors of all sizes, financial institutions, accountants, insolvency practitioners, tax advisers and many government departments. Members of the Group act for both claimants and defendants and are regularly instructed in matters involving HMRC, CPS, UKBA, SFO and SOCA.

Members of the Group appear in all relevant forums, from the Tax Tribunal to the Court of Appeal and beyond.

First class advice and advocacy

The Asset and Tax Recovery Group is widely recognised as a leader in its field. Many members of the Group have been involved in the leading cases in their areas of expertise and are ranked in the legal directories.

Members of the Group have written widely on their specialist fields. Tribunal Judge Sutherland Williams is the co-author of one of the leading practitioner texts on asset forfeiture: "Millington and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime", (third edition, Oxford University Press, 2010).

The Group is continuing to expand the international aspect of its work and members have been called to the Bar in various jurisdictions, including the BVI and the Turks and Caicos.

We are CPD approved by the Law Society and present seminars and workshops on this area of the law. 

For further information on the services that we provide, please contact Stuart Smith, Asset and Tax Recovery Group Practice Director, on 020 7583 8055, or email Stuart.Smith@3pb.co.uk