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POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture

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11 Years Ranked

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Provided by Lisa Freeman

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Lisa specialises in all aspect of the law relating to financial wrongdoing:

Commercial fraud, bribery and corruption

Whistleblowing

Civil recovery and property freezing orders

Criminal confiscation, restraint and receivership

Anti money laundering advice and statutory reporting

Corporate investigations

Private prosecutions and investigations

Notable current/recent instructions:

SKAT v Solo Capital Partners LLP and others: acting for the Sanjay Shah Defendants in the alleged $2 billion international dividend arbitrage fraud (led by Nigel Jones KC), one of the largest and most complex pieces of litigation to be heard by the Commercial Court. Entire claim dismissed on 27 April 2021 by Mr Justice Andrew Baker following a preliminary issues trial where the Sanjay Shah Defendants argued that the claim was not admissible under Dicey Rule 3 (the "Revenue Rule Trial"). See: [2021] EWHC 1222 (Comm) (indemnity costs judgment); [2021] EWHC 974 (Comm) ("Revenue Rule" judgment); [2020] EWHC 2161 (Comm) (release of proprietary injunction funds); [2020] EWHC 1658 (Comm) (stakeholders application). Appeal proceedings ongoing.

"Hatton Garden" confiscation proceedings

Representing alleged offender in £1bn restraint proceedings (led by Geoffrey Cox KC)

Money laundering advice to household Plc re investments in the medical cannabis market in Canada (led by Kennedy Talbot KC)

Representing the UK government in three applications pending before the European Court of Human Rights concerning criminal confiscation and Article 6 / A1P1 (led by James Eadie KC)

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