John McNamara was instructed by the National Crime Agency to apply for the forfeiture over £60,000 in cash. The case lasted two days at Folkestone Magistrates' Court. The Respondent called witness evidence to demonstrate that part of the money was made up of loans from friends, and the rest was saved from legitimate employment.
Following John's extensive cross-examination on the Respondent's bank accounts and witnesses along side submissions on the law the court concluded that the cash was recoverable. The court ordered the entire sum be forfeited.
John is developing an expertise in cash forfeiture work. He accepts instructions from individuals facing these charges and is experienced at advising from an early stage. He has been instructed in a number of cases concerning allegations of money laundering.
John accepts instructions from members of the public directly under the direct access scheme.