Gherson are able to offer expert advice to individuals and corporations under investigation in relation to money laundering offences. There are a number of situations which may give rise to charges under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, as the act sets out a broad range of definitions of offences which fall to be considered. Where it is alleged that money or other assets fall to be considered as ‘criminal property’, then a persons can find themselves accused where they didn’t have specific knowledge that they were dealing with criminal property, but may have merely suspected that it was criminal in nature.
There have been cases where it has been found that the authorities do not have to necessarily specify what original offence took place, which caused the property to be deemed criminal proceeds. Against this backdrop, many find themselves accused even where they did not have criminal intent.
Given our long history of dealing with allegations of fraud and money laundering, we can provide expert advice on cases where money laundering is alleged, and develop a strategic and robust defence to counter the prosecution case.
Gherson can also advise corporations on introducing bespoke strategies and policies to reduce their risks under the relevant legal and regulatory frameworks.