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Confiscation Orders - Forensic Accounting

Confiscation Orders are commonly imposed when an individual or group is convicted under criminal investigation and the prosecution has evidence of money and assets having been gained through the illegal activity, such monies and assets are then confiscated following conviction.

The prosecution will in many cases seek to apply a Restraint Order on the defendant to stop the money or assets from being hidden or disposed of prior to or during a criminal trial.

Restraint Orders

Our criminal defence forensic accountants are regularly instructed to assist in providing evidence against the prosecution to highlight which assets have been obtained legitimately. 

We will also challenge the Restraint Order to seek to have it modified to ensure that legitimate assets are not subsequently confiscated following a conviction.

Confiscation of Assets 

If a Confiscation Order has been imposed on your client's finances or assets then there is an onus on your client to prove that the money or assets have been obtained legitimately.

By instructing an expert criminal defence forensic accountant the amounts that the prosecution are seeking to recover could be reduced significantly.

We have advised on a number of cases with a range of complexities where the amount that the prosecution seeks to recover is reduced to zero.

**We are happy to undertake work in this area at Legal Aid rates.

For information about how Forths Forensic Accountants can assist when Confiscation and Restraint Orders are applied contact a member of our team on 0113 387 5670.

Alternatively you can send an email to or fill out an Enquiry Form and a member of our team will contact you at the earliest possible convenience.