Confiscation

2 Bedford Row is, for many easily the best criminal set in the country.

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Chambers enjoys an unrivalled reputation for its expertise in this important area.

Our barristers have a vast amount of experience both prosecuting and defending such proceedings, for example:

  • R v Sykes – The cheney pension fraud.
  • R v Briggs – Price (in the Crown Court, Court of Appeal and the House of Lords).
  • Operation Stockade – Multi-million pound confiscation order quashed when conviction quashed in the Court of Appeal.

Members have lectured and written widely in this area. Our experience includes expertise in the following areas:

  • Criminal lifestyle
  • Determining criminal benefit
  • Assessment of recoverable amounts
  • Enforcement proceedings
  • Management receivership proceedings
  • Enforcement receivership proceedings
  • The determination of competing claims to property pursuant to the making of a confiscation order
  • Identifying issues of double accounting
  • Access to specialist forensic accountants when defending confiscation proceedings

Contact information


For further information and enquiries please contact our clerks team.


+44 (0)20 7440 8888