Yesterday, 5 July 2021, Andrew Bird QC and Jonathan Hall QC were due to appear on behalf of the NCA at Westminster Magistrates' Court to start a contested forfeiture hearing involving a Politically Exposed Person. However, an agreement was reached, whereby just over £4m will be forfeited to the NCA.  These funds had been transferred to the UK via the Azerbaijan Laundromat money laundering scheme.
Read the NCA Press release in full here. The case has also featured in The Evening Standard and The Times.
Andrew Bird QC is a specialist in white-collar crime, civil and criminal asset forfeiture, and civil and public law proceedings which overlap with the criminal process.