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23.09.20

Brett Wilson LLP offices remain open for face to face consultations

After a review of the revised government guidance on 23 September 2020, the partners have determined that the firm’s offices will remain open for clients who wish to attend socially-distanced ‘face to face’ consultations. Clients who prefer to have a Skype or telephone consultation continue to have this option. The safety of clients and staff…

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23.07.20

How legal crowdfunding can help you bring/defend a case

We are all familiar with the concept of crowdfunding, whether in the context of supporting a new business venture or contributing to a worthy cause.  Crowdfunding is now becoming an established method of funding a legal case – whether it is the pursuit of a claim or the defence of criminal proceedings. In the legal…

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22.07.20

Brett Wilson LLP new offices to open on 4 August for face to face consultations

After four months of the firm operating remotely, Brett Wilson LLP’s new offices at 35-37 St John’s Lane, London, EC1M 4BJ will open on 4 August. Clients who wish to arrange a socially-distanced ‘face to face’ consultations will be able to book one from this date onwards.  Clients who would prefer to have a Skype…

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8.04.20

Brett Wilson LLP listed as a top 20 London specialist firm in Legal 500 survey on client service

Brett Wilson LLP has been identified by the Legal 500/Legalese as having one of the highest levels of client service amongst London specialist firms. The survey of the UK’s legal profession, saw 60,000 clients interviewed.  The results of the survey showed that clients felt specialist boutique firms tended to provide a better quality of service…

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20.12.19

Off-title beneficial interest in a property can be subject to a Confiscation Order

Prior to making a Confiscation Order, after having assessed ‘benefit’ the court has to go on to decide the ‘recoverable amount’ which is assessed on the basis of the assets available to the Defendant. The recoverable amount is an amount equal to or less than the Defendant’s benefit depending on what is ‘available’.  In R v…

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24.10.19

Restraint Orders: when is delay reasonable?

The recent decision in R v S [2019] EWCA 1728 requires some close examination in the context of the jurisprudence surrounding Restraint Orders under Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. A Restraint Order is a creature of the Act made at the discretion of a Crown Court judge and operates to freeze assets of a suspect…

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10.10.19

Brett Wilson LLP and its lawyers recommended in Chambers and Partners 2020 directory

Brett Wilson LLP’s Defamation/Reputation Management and Criminal Defence teams have again been recommended by the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory. Partners Iain Wilson (noted for ‘finding solutions to problems that appear impenetrable’) and Max Campbell (described as ‘well regarded in the market for his notable expertise’) have been ranked as leading lawyers in Defamation/Reputation Management. …

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27.09.19

Brett Wilson LLP’s departments and lawyers ranked as leaders in their fields in the Legal 500

Brett Wilson LLP has been ranked in three categories in the prestigious Legal 500 directory of leading law firms:- Reputation Management Professional Discipline Crime (General) In addition, media law partners Iain Wilson (described as an ‘innovator’) and Max Campbell (‘thoughtful, high-quality lawyer’) and solicitors Tom Double and Elisabeth Mason have been individually recognised by the directory….

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10.09.19

Search and Seizure Powers under Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Powers of search and seizure were inserted into the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 by the Policing and Crime Act 2009 although they did not come into force until relatively recently. These provisions (sections 47A to 47S) provide for the search, seizure and detention of property where certain conditions are fulfilled. The provisions were recently…

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6.10.18

Unexplained Wealth Orders: Banker’s wife loses court challenge

Further to our blog in July 2018 on the inception of Unexplained Wealth Orders (‘UWOs’), the recipient of the first UWO has lost her application for the order to be set aside. In National Crime Agency v Mrs A (Rev 1) [2018] EWHC 2534 (Admin), Mr Justice Supperstone considered whether his without notice order made…

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