Sarah Wood speaks to Hatti Suvari at Get Legally Speaking about when proceeds of crime legislation and financial divorce proceedings collide. 

Financial Settlements in divorce and proceeds of crime:

With 42% of marriages ending in divorce in England & Wales, what happens when the assets of the marriage are pulled in to criminal proceedings, as proceeds of crime? As a spouse in this situation, can you intervene in any confiscation proceedings to try and protect your share of the assets of the marriage? What could the process of matrimonial divorce proceedings in the family court, alongside criminal proceedings in the criminal courts look like?

Listen to Hatti Suvari, host of Get Legally Speaking, in conversation with, Sarah Wood.

‘She is a superb lawyer and sees points of admissibility that others do not. The best of her generation in terms of effort and ability.'

THE LEGAL 500 2021

Sarah Wood 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. She is an experienced and highly accomplished practitioner who specialises in criminal and family matters involving high-value assets and complex financial arrangements