Jim has a developed practice in asset forfeiture. His practice encompasses both post-conviction applications under POCA 2002 arising from convictions in the Crown Court, but also civil applications in the Magistrates Court, where he appears regularly for police forces and other parties.
Jim’s expertise in this field has also seen him deliver training and lectures on the subject.
Notable Asset Forfeiture & Civil Recovery cases
R v OD  Reading Crown Court
Instructed following conviction to deal exclusively with the complex POCA proceedings arising from offences of money laundering spanning a number. The case had a complex international element.
R v FO  Central Criminal Court.
Successfully argued on a s. 23 appeal that the defendant should not be liable as an available asset for foreign property confiscated by authorities abroad was not recoverable.