Costs Awarded in POCA Bank Account Forfeiture Case

Rachel Barnes and Genevieve Woods acted for clients who successfully resisted an application for forfeiture of funds transferred from Iran to the UK. The application was made under the new POCA scheme for freezing and forfeiting monies in bank accounts. The court also made a substantial costs award against the applicant police force, finding that “the case was complex and required expertise” and that the police conduct in pursuing the application had not been reasonable.

For recent articles by Rachel Barnes and Ryan Dowding on POCA bank account freezing and forfeiture orders, published in Archbold Review (2020), see here.

9th April 2020

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