I specialise in Proceeds of Crime and Criminal Property Confiscation. I am also recognised as an expert in financial crime including money laundering, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AMLCTF) and related areas.
I enjoy novel arguments; particularly involving statutory construction.
Proceeds of Crime
Proceeds of Crime regimes are contentious, complex and have wide-ranging consequences.
Reporting entities have strict obligations. AUSTRAC has stepped up enforcement.
The devil is in the detail. The onus of proof is flipped and a positive defence is required.
Get it wrong and lose it all. Preparation and strategy are key to a successful defence.
Injunctions, or the ‘nuclear option’, are a powerful tool but should be considered carefully.
Civil litigation is a necessary evil. The client’s interests should always be front of mind.