Asset and Tax Recovery
In his role as a grade 4 prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service and an experienced defence advocate, Adam has been involved in many serious cases involving drug dealing, money laundering, and mortgage, credit and other frauds. Due to his reputation as an effective advocate who has an eye for detail, he is often instructed to present cases which depend upon detailed technical, expert and financial evidence.
Adam’s involvement in such cases is often at an early stage, when he is asked to advise on evidential and investigatory matters, and continues through trial to ancillary proceedings. He has conducted cases involving the Fraud Act 2006, VAT and banking frauds, both in the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal.
Adam is fully conversant with the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, as well as other confiscatory frameworks, and is often called upon to advise on and conduct confiscation proceedings.
Examples of recent cases he has been involved in are:
- Operation Pantheon (2009-2011): Multi-Defendant cocaine and money-laundering conspiracies, for which nearly £750,000 of assets were seized under POCA as partial payment for benefit in excess of £3,000,000;
- R v Tee (2010-11): Credit fraud by a financial advisor extending across nearly 10 years and multiple transactions, coupled with mortgage and benefit fraud. Confiscation proceedings under POCA followed conviction whilst resulted in one of the very few financial reporting orders which had been made nationally;
- Operation Paynter (2011-12): Mortgage frauds involving five different properties, some of which were re-mortgaged, and money laundering offences across a multitude of bank accounts;
- Operation Cinder (2011-12): Following convictions for large scale commercial burglaries, confiscation proceedings were conducted involving third party interests, company arrangements and multiple defendants.