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Account Freezing Orders

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 is a low-profile piece of legislation which has quietly revolutionised the investigation and enforcement of financial crime in England and Wales. It has amended the Proceeds of Crime Act in a way which now makes it very easy for police authorities to freeze assets, money or bank accounts which may well be in the hands of lawful, respectable companies or individuals. Read the linked publication to learn more on how this might affect you and ways to mitigate the risk.
Document type: Insights
Last updated: 15 February 2021
First published: 05 February 2021