5SAH POCA Webinar | Hot Topics in Account Freezing & Forfeiture 

Watch James Fletcher, Barnaby Hone, and Gemma Rose present our POCA webinar providing their thoughts and observations on the latest issues dominating account freezing and forfeiture applications.  

Looking at:

  • The importance of time limits
  • Do disclosure rules apply in AFO hearings?
  • Can you settle AFOs and how to use the variation mechanism to do it
  • Variations for legal expenses & more..........

Aimed at:

  • POCA practitioners - discussing practical legal solutions in AFFO proceedings
  • Live Q&A's and panel discussions.

The webinar was live-streamed and recorded on 22 November 2022.

James Fletcher practises in both civil and criminal law. He is a specialist in Asset Recovery and Proceeds of Crime work. He has significant expertise in dealing with Account Freezing and Forfeiture applications. He is instructed on behalf of businesses, by individual members of the public and by Government departments. James is 'Top Ranked' in Chambers and Partners and is recognised in Tier 1, in The Legal 500 for his work in POCA and Asset Forfeiture. 

Barnaby Hone is a barrister with specialist expertise in all types of asset recovery and financial crime. He is ranked in Chambers and Partners in Band 2 and also within tier 2 of the Legal 500 for his knowledge within POCA, asset recovery, and forfeiture.  Barnaby writes the chapters on International Asset Recovery and Terrorism Finance for Millington and Sutherland Williams on POCA and recently completed a series of seminars and articles on changes to POCA under the Criminal Finance Act 2017.

Gemma Rose is a barrister practising in criminal, proceeds of crime, family and extradition proceedings. She is recognised in the Legal 500 as a Rising star in her proceeds of crime and asset forfeiture work. Gemma also has experience working with the National Crime Agency (NCA), having advised on a wide range of data protection and operational matters, which involved dealing with a variety of jurisdictions and statutory instruments. This role included reviewing legally privileged material as independent counsel and acting in applications for extensions of pre-charge bail.