These orders were introduced by the Criminal Finances Act 2017, which amended the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
This legislation was introduced to recover ill-gotten gains from criminal activity and, because of the relative ease of obtaining these orders, the authorities are using them in civil recovery as an alternative to bringing criminal charges.
We are regularly contacted by businesses desperate for help because their bank has frozen their business bank account(s) and this has caused major cash flow problems because payments cannot be made to suppliers and employees.
This may have arisen because the bank may have become suspicious about the source and destination of funds in a bank account and the bank is then under a duty to submit a suspicious activity report (SAR) to the National Crime Agency.
How a Forensic Accountant can assist
A Forensic Accountant can assist with the preparation of financial information to show that the origin and intended use of the funds is entirely legitimate. This will include:
Utilising an independent Forensic Accountant will add credibility to the arguments being put forward to the Court.
The Team at Davidsons Forensic Accountants have considerable experience of dealing with such matters and providing written and verbal evidence to Courts. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you require our assistance.
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