At Shearman Bowen we have built a reputation in recent years of successfully defending clients in complex confiscation proceedings. This trend has continued at Isleworth Crown Court. We were instructed to represent the defendant Ivan Marshall in his confiscation proceedings following his conviction for high level drug trafficking. The Crown had originally sought a confiscation order in the sum of £3.5m. After our confiscation department had prepared and submitted our client’s response we were able to make representations and negotiate with the crown to reach an agreed order of £5000 which was subsequently ratified by the court.
This case has continued to highlight the importance of taking a proactive defence approach in proceedings brought under the Proceeds of Crime act 2002. Shearman Bowen prides itself on its expertise in this area of law.