Confiscation Proceedings

Leading Lawyers Acting in Confiscation Proceedings

Confiscation proceedings are very complicated and can escalate very quickly. The family team at Osbornes Law specialise in confiscation proceedings and can advice you on the strength of a case and can act in order to protect your assets. Contact us for a confidential conversation.

Contact us

  • “Osbornes Law offers affluent clients representation in high-value, complex family matters.”

  • “Osbornes has incredible strength in depth across every area of family law. Areas of expertise include unravelling complicated trusts and handling pre-acquired wealth, to Children Act proceedings and advising on the financial provision for children.”

Specialist advice in complex confiscation proceedings

Our family lawyers has acted in a number of matrimonial cases and financial claims where one of the parties has been involved in confiscation proceedings.

Family proceedings run in conjunction with confiscation/restraint proceedings and can often become complex and the evidence bulky in a very short period of time.

Where your assets have been restrained or confiscated by the Court due either to allegations regarding your own criminal conduct or due to the conduct of someone else then our family law solicitors can advise you as the strength of your claim to retain assets and can represent you in proceedings to protect your interest in those assets.

Being subject to an investigation is a distressing experience for individuals and their families. If you are convicted of certain criminal offences more than likely confiscation proceedings to seize your assets will follow. Family members can also be affected by confiscation orders and asset recovery proceedings. They may require their own legal representation.

Osbornes Law represented the Wife in the leading case of X v X (Crown Prosecution Service Intervening) 2005.

It is important if you find yourself in a position where assets are being confiscated or restrained that you obtain specialist legal advice as soon as possible so to maximise your chances of protecting your interest. This can help in preventing costs escalating and in gathering evidence.

How Osbornes Law can help

If you or a member of your family is involved in confiscation proceedings or is under threat of such proceedings please contact a member of our family law team who will have a confidential chat with you regarding your situation. We will then be able to advise you on whether we can help you.

Our lawyers have significant experience of dealing with the Crown Prosecution Service, Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office and the Serious Organised Crime Agency and have been involved in litigation regarding the division of assets after high profile investigations and arrests and are well placed to advice in this very specialist and complex area of law.

Speak to a Family Solicitor Today

For a free initial conversation call 020 7485 8811

Email us Send us an email and we’ll get back to you






    • Osbornes is vastly experienced and able to think around the issues and consider them in a new and refreshing way

      Chambers UK 2024

    • Osbornes is a really good team that gives a first-class service which is both sensible and insightful but also supportive of the client's needs.

      Chambers UK 2024

    • Osbornes Law offers affluent clients representation in high-value, complex family matters.

      Chambers UK 2024

    • They are uniquely placed to cater for every avenue of family legal difficulty, whether financial or children.

      Legal 500 2024

    • Osbornes has one of the strongest family law teams in the business with a very wide range of experience and seniority

      Legal 500 2024

    • Osbornes has incredible strength in depth across every area of family law, from public law children and child abduction proceedings, through to adoption and surrogacy, and private client work.

      Legal 500 2024

    • Areas of expertise for the group span from unravelling complicated trusts and handling pre-acquired wealth, to Children Act proceedings and advising on the financial provision for children

      Legal 500 2024

    • "Osbornes have been a sound firm forever. They have phenomenal work."

      CHAMBERS UK 2023

    • "They provide excellent advice and service to clients."

      CHAMBERS 2023

    • "Osbornes Law have a very broad family practice which does all areas of family law at a high level. They have an excellent practice; they are top quality across the board."

      CHAMBERS UK 2023

    • "Osbornes offers a unique service of high quality advice and representation across a wide range of areas of law."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "The team are all eminently approachable and down to earth, committed, hardworking and who support their clients in a very effective, pragmatic way."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "Osbornes offers an excellent family law service spanning the wide range of disputes that may arise, in relation both to children and finances."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "A family team that is able to offer the highest level of expertise across the family law spectrum from high-net-worth finances through to care proceedings and children matters."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "Mark Freedman is intelligent and personable and has a good selection of high-net work cases".

      Chambers UK

    • "It has a strong and experienced team of solicitors who don’t take bad points, work sensibly to get a settlement and who you can always pick up the phone and speak to. They are good lawyers and know the strengths and weaknesses of their clients’ cases. They don’t posture and always pursue their clients cases appropriately. "

      Legal 500 2021

    • Mark Freedman frequently takes on high-value financial and children proceedings that involve complex tax, trust and accounting issues. Sources praise the "tenacity and common sense" he brings to challenging disputes.

      Chambers UK

    • "Mark is very experienced, competent, good with clients and takes a sensible approach to cases. He knows exactly what he's doing."

      Chambers & Partners Directory 2020, Mark Freedman

    • "Naomi Angell is a highly esteemed practitioner who is highlighted as "a leader in the field" and "extremely knowledgeable" by interviewees. She is particularly recognised for her experience in complex adoption disputes."

      Chambers UK

    • [The Family Law department] handles significant matrimonial finance cases and complex nuptial agreements. Respected for its expertise in cross-border children law matters.

      Chambers UK

    • This team is perhaps best known for its children work, often involving complex international dynamics.

      Chambers UK

    News & Insights from our Family Law SolicitorsVIEW ALL

    1. parents with their child
      15.5.2024

      Understanding Parents Rights Over Their Children

      My ex-partner is telling me that I cannot see our children. Is this allowed? There is a common misconception that...

      Read more
    2. money
      13.5.2024

      Impact Of Extended Family Wealth On Divorce

      Can the Wealth of Extended Family Affect Your Divorce Outcomes? While there is no fundamental legal difference between a high-net-worth...

      Read more
    3. Living together
      3.5.2024

      Living In a Property Owned By Your Partner

      I live in a property owned by my partner – what are my rights if we are not married? There is...

      Read more
    4. Passover
      1.5.2024

      Spending Passover With Your Child Abroad

      Who should the Children spend time with over Passover, and where? With Passover coming to an end, you might be...

      Read more
    5. osbornes hampstead
      16.4.2024

      New Rules Guide Separating Couples Away From Court

      New guidance, if properly applied, could effectively compel couples to try anything but court as a way to resolve their...

      Read more
    6. kings cross station clock
      8.4.2024

      Les 8 principaux points à prendre en compte si vous ê...

      Si vous êtes un ressortissant français ayant des liens avec l’Angleterre et que vous envisagez de divorcer, les...

      Read more
    7. Perjury
      17.1.2024

      What Happens If You Lie in Family Court?

      Honesty is the backbone of the English court system.  Witnesses in court take an oath that they will tell the...

      Read more
    8. Hampstead Hill Gardens
      21.12.2023

      Financial Remedy Orders Explained

      It is common for disagreements to arise over the finances during a divorce, even if you are on good terms...

      Read more
    9. Final Order
      18.12.2023

      What is a Final Order?

      The introduction of no-fault divorces brought about a number of changes to the divorce process in England and Wales. One...

      Read more
    10. field of flowers
      14.12.2023

      What is Parental Alienation?

      Sometimes, a child may turn against one of their parents due to the other parent’s manipulation or influence. This...

      Read more
    11. two rings
      11.12.2023

      What is maintenance pending suit?

      Introduction to maintenance pending suits Divorce proceedings, especially long-drawn-out ones, can impose a financial burden on the financially weaker party....

      Read more
    12. divorced man with empty wallet
      4.12.2023

      My spouse is going bankrupt. Will it affect...

      Divorce and Bankruptcy In 2022, more than 1 in 10 businesses reported a moderate-to-severe risk of insolvency. More than one in five (22%) of...

      Read more
    13. separation agreement
      29.11.2023

      What is a Separation Agreement?

      A separation agreement is a document that can be prepared  when you want to stop living together as a couple,...

      Read more
    14. spousal maintenance
      28.11.2023

      What is Spousal Maintenance?

      Spousal Maintenance Spousal maintenance is a legal obligation to provide financial support to a former spouse after the marriage or...

      Read more
    15. most common reasons why couples get divorced
      25.11.2023

      The 6 Most Common Reasons Why Couples Get Divorced

      What are the most common reasons for divorce? Following the UK’s transition to a no-fault divorce system, couples no...

      Read more
    16. Coercive Control
      23.11.2023

      What is Coercive Control?

      Domestic abuse comes in many forms. When it involves a campaign of threats, intimidation and psychological manipulation, it’s known...

      Read more
    17. 17.11.2023

      Public Law Working Group Interim Report on Adoption...

      Time for change? A recent interim report has been published by the Public Law Working Group Adoption Sub-Group (‘the Group’)...

      Read more
    18. signing contract
      30.10.2023

      What is a Conditional Order?

      The introduction of no-fault divorces in England and Wales removed the need to assign blame for the breakdown of a...

      Read more
    19. man signing paperwork
      29.10.2023

      What is a consent order?

      Most divorcing couples agree on how their finances will be divided without going to court. A consent order is what...

      Read more
    20. 12.9.2023

      Family law award nomination for Osbornes Law

      The family team at Osbornes have been shortlisted as finalists at the Family Law Awards 2023. Our family department are one...

      Read more
    21. britney spears
      22.8.2023

      Does Britney’s Spears Prenup Protect Her Assets?

      News has emerged of Britney’s marriage breakdown earlier this month when Sam Asghari filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences....

      Read more
    22. child maintenance
      16.8.2023

      Child Maintenance for High Earners

      How much should be paid? When separating or divorcing parents cannot agree the amount of child maintenance to be paid, (...

      Read more
    23. 25.7.2023

      Parental Conduct and Child Arrangements

      The Role of Family Dynamics in Child Arrangement Cases In proceedings involving children, the parents should consider the impact their...

      Read more
    24. two ladies talking
      28.6.2023

      Why It Is Important to Involve First Class...

      Prenups have historically have a bad reputation, but they are starting to lose the negative stigma and are now common...

      Read more

    VIEW ALL

    Accreditations

    • Times best law firm 2024
    • Spears 500 logo
    • Resolution-Collaborative-logo
    • resolution logo
    • Resolution-mediator-logo
    • legal 500 leading firm
    • chambers logo