Following a criminal complaint filed in Switzerland, A, a British national was made subject of a £12 million international criminal fraud and money laundering investigation.

The CPS were asked for assistance in freezing her UK based assets. The DPP advanced an application under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (External Requests and Orders) Order 2005 and an ex parte restraint order granted. Katie was instructed and an application to discharge the restraint order was pursued. Ultimately the order was discharged, on the grounds that the duty of full and frank disclosure had not been complied with. The restraint order was overturned, and the Prosecution’s application to make a new order dismissed. Advancing a costs application, in excess of £40,000 was awarded to Katie’s client.

Katie has also represented the client, together with Swiss law firm Mangeat, at the prosecutor’s offices in Switzerland in relation to the substantive matter.

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