The rights of third parties in confiscation matters: an inhospitable landscape
Ed is a Senior Associate in the Criminal Litigation Department and represents individuals and corporates involved across the full spectrum of criminal and quasi-criminal matters including fraud and financial crime, sex offences, extradition and inquests.
Ed’s practice encompasses investigations, prosecutions and other litigation (by a variety of different agencies) concerning complex fraud, financial crime and money laundering. He has considerable experience of confiscation and asset forfeiture proceedings and of challenging the exercise of search and seizure powers. He has acted in cases involving the SFO, the Information Commissioner, the Electoral Commission and various professional disciplinary bodies.
Befitting the often high profile nature of his cases, Ed is very sensitive to clients’ reputational needs. He is adept at handling the media and devising strategies to minimise publicity. His calm and thorough approach is praised by his clients, as is his enviable success rate.
Ed also specialises in advising clients prior to, or at the earliest stages of, an investigation with a view to preventing further action. Ed has also acted for many clients at the other end of the criminal process: in challenges to police cautions, in appeals against conviction and sentence and in respect of applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).
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