Following a three-week contested hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court in November 2021, judgment was handed down yesterday, 31 January 2022, in the forfeiture application of NCA v Javanshir & Feyziyeva.
Collingwood Thompson, QC, and Sarah Wood
appeared on behalf of the NCA and successfully secured the forfeiture of £5.6 million in frozen accounts within the UK that had been transferred via the Azerbaijan laundromat money laundering scheme.
Read the NCA press release in full here. The Guardian press coverage can be accessed in full here, along with the BBC press coverage here.
"She is fantastic and very clever. She has a really soft approach and is like a silent assassin."
Chambers & Partners 2022
Sarah is Joint Head of the Business Crime Team at 5SAH and is ranked in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for her confiscation and asset recovery work. Sarah is also recognised in Chambers & Partners in Financial Crime - Private Prosecutions spotlight table.