Recent Asset and Tax Recovery Cases

Recent Asset and Tax Recovery Cases

 Recommendations
undefined

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.”

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’."


Hunova-Trans Kft v Revenue & Customs Commissioners (2011) -
the Upper Tribunal (Tax Chamber) ruling upheld the Commissioners' decision not to restore a vehicle seized from an international haulage company for smuggling cigarettes.

R v Islam [2009] UKHL 30 -
landmark case reversing a long line of authority under which the value of drugs in the hands of a defendant must be treated as having no market value.

R v M [2008] EWCA Crim 3110 -
instructed to draft receivership papers, resist D’s appeal against his confiscation order, and resist his application for judicial review of the enforcing magistrates' court's decision to order him to serve the default sentence;

R. v. Ling & another -
Dealing in substantial quantities of counterfeit 'Microsoft' products. Instructed for the defence at trial and subsequent POCA application.

R. v. Luke -
Employment of illegal immigrants. Instructed for the defence at trial and subsequent POCA application.

R. v. Wu and another -
Employment of illegal immigrants. Instructed for the prosecution at trial and subsequent POCA application.