Rebecca practises exclusively in the defence of individuals prosecuted by the National Crime Agency, Serious Fraud Office, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, the Crown Prosecution Service and Trading Standards.
Rebecca has extensive experience in business and serious crime and has recently been involved in a number of lengthy and complex trials before the Old Bailey. She also has particular expertise in matters relating to proceeds of crime.
Rebecca joined Shearman Bowen in 2013 and prior to that worked at leading law firm, Hill Dickinson LLP and Olliers Solicitors in Manchester.
This Practice Note considers the powers created under sections 339ZH to 339ZK of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002) (inserted by section 12 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017) for the National Crime Agency (NCA) to obtain further information orders (FIO) against any person in the regulated sector who has submitted a suspicious activity report (SAR). It covers the background to the creation of these orders, the key requirements for making an order, key considerations for respondents including privilege considerations, the penalty for failing to comply with an FIO, challenges and appeals.
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