How Far Should POCA 2002 Assumptions Go?

The confiscation framework is a powerful tool that is applied not only to its intended use of removing the proceeds of crime from criminals, but also for its unintended use as a further punishment for those convicted of a qualifying offence (or series of offences). … Read More

From Fish To Fraud

My talk would then cover a series of anecdotes intended to provide both amusement and a warning about the seriousness of fraud to everybody. It never ceases to amaze me how naive most people are when it comes to understanding the threat of fraud each and everyone of us faces daily. … Read More

Proceeds Of Crime Act – Is There A Better Way?

We undertake a significant number of confiscation assignments each year for criminal defence lawyers. I have just been writing an updated article for my firm’s web site on the confiscation process generally and the tasks that forensic accountants are able … Read More

Changing Approach To Dealing With Fraud?

I have always maintained that investigating financial crime requires a logical and numerate mind along with a healthy measure of common sense. This is why it is difficult to teach fraud investigation methods to students. … Read More

A Case For Strong Expert Accounting Defence

An overview of what is actually happening in criminal matters at a business level is often needed. If this was carried out by an expert in business and financial processes (i.e. a forensic accountant) it might save a large portion of the public funds. … Read More

Greed Or Fraud. What Is The Difference?

Having carried out corporate fraud investigations for over twenty years, and provided expert accounting evidence in all manor of fraud and money laundering cases during that time, there is one single theme that runs through most assignments. That is the greed being exhibited by both the fraudster and the victim. … Read More