Over the past month, Ian Mullarkey has appeared in three cases, on behalf of a range of investigators, relating to eight account forfeiture order applications and three cash forfeiture applications, and secured the forfeiture £467,102 plus awards of over £28,000 in costs.

The contested applications involved calling expert evidence relating to informal value transfer systems and money service businesses and making detailed submissions on the law relating to money laundering (in relation to both the operators of unregistered money service business and their clients) as well as marshalling extensive documentary bundles. The final application, which was contested over two days, included the cross-examination of a Libyan money service business operator via live link from Tripoli.

KBW Chambers has extensive experience in advising on and making account freezing orders and cash forfeiture orders with a particular specialism in complex and novel applications and those relating to informal value transfer systems. Should you wish to discuss any aspect of this work, or your organisation wishes to receive training in this area, please contact our Senior Clerk, Jayne Turner, on 0113 2971200.