Fraud & Financial Crime

Money Laundering Solicitors

Money laundering falls under the banner of fraud and financial crimes. Money laundering is defined as the act of concealing the transformation of profits obtained through illegal activities. Including corruption – into accountable, legitimate assets. Also referred as to launder money.

The Risk Of Money Laundering

Activities falling under the banner of money laundering include:
  • Structuring (often also referred to as Smurfing). Profits of illegal activities get broken down into small chunks and used to make purchases
  • Bulk cash smuggling. Smuggling funds out of a country and deposit them into offshore banks that honour client secrecy
  • Trade-based laundering. Disguising the movement of illegal funds by altering amounts on legitimate invoices
  • Cash-intensive business.  A legitimate business handles large amounts of cash but uses its accounts to deposit illegally obtained money
  • Real estate laundering. The profit from illegal activities are invested in the purchase of real estates to be then sold to make the profit look legitimate
  • Casino laundering.  An individual exchanges illegally obtained money with chips in a casino, then cashes out the chips to claim the money are gambling winnings
  • Shell companies/trusts.  These are used to disguise the actual owner of a large amount of illegally obtained funds

Charged In Custody

Being faced with charges and investigations of money laundering will be extremely upsetting and worrying for you. Furthermore you will also have to consider the consequences that money laundering charges will bring for you and your business. Consequently  these may have a massive impact on your life. As a result you will probably be feeling stressed about what is going to happen and what you should do next too. We do understand how difficult your situation is. However we can help you to be clear about where you stand legally and to understand what the next steps are for you. Money Laundering is a serious offence but Ashmans Solicitors can help you by being proactive in our approach to your defence.

How We Can Help You

If you are at a police station and you are being questioned and investigations about money laundering it is important that you take early advice from a solicitor. Initially legal advice on money laundering free of charge, regardless of your financial situation. Call our Fraud Solicitors  now on our 24-Hour Emergency number: 03330 096 275.

Why Choose Ashmans Solicitors for Money Laundering?

Using our highly experienced and expert team of fraud solicitors, caseworkers and barristers. We will do all we can to achieve the best possible outcome for the money laundering charges against you. These charges will probably require forensic accountants and other experts to help build your case. We know many experienced people who will be able to assist you with this. You may qualify for legal aid, depending on your financial circumstances. However if not we can discuss your options with you and our rates are competitive. Don’t leave your defence to chance, contact Ashmans Solicitors today to see how we can help.

Money Laundering Obligations?

  • Once you have instructed us we will select an experienced barrister. Who will be based nearby, (very close) and arrange a conference with them so you can be clear about your prospects
  • We have built a reputation as a leading criminal fraud defence practice. This means that we can put all of our experience behind you and make sure that we get you the best possible outcome, whatever fraud charges you are facing
  • Because we have nationwide coverage. It doesn’t matter where you are in England or Wales, we can help you
  • By being meticulous and not leaving any stone unturned when preparing your case, we are more likely to have found anything which may mitigate your charges and help your case
  • If you are facing Proceeds Of Crime Act (POCA) proceedings following a conviction for fraud we will be able to help you to reduce the impact on you and your family using our skilled team to prepare for the hearing.

Ashmans Solicitors provides defence for money laundering cases across Yorkshire. Remember negligence is not a defence for money laundering, your will receive a criminal record if you are convicted. There are many law firms that deal with money laundering but we promise to do the best we can for you.


Can solicitors charge for AML checks?

Law firms that charge clients for money laundering due diligence checks are at risk of breaking the rules. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has warned

Can solicitors accept cash?

Most solicitors do not accept cash as it is almost impossible to prove the source of the funds. Those solicitors that do accept cash will limit the amount.

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Why Choose Us for your Fraud and Financial Crime case?

  • We are ranked as a leading firm in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 – one of the foremost guides to law firms in the United Kingdom.
  • We have specialist Fraud and Financial Crime Defence solicitors available 24/7.
  • We are always on hand to give you the expert advice that you need.
  • Once you have instructed us, we will select an experienced barrister, who is based locally to you. We will arrange a conference with them, so that you can be clear about your prospects.
  • Ashmans Solicitors has built a reputation as a leading criminal fraud defence practice, which means that we can put all of our experience behind you, making sure that we get you the best possible outcome – whatever fraud charges you are facing.
  • We cover the whole of England and Wales – so that we can fully support you at a local level.
  • We pride ourselves on finding often-missed opportunities that will mitigate your charges and help your case.
  • If you are facing Proceeds Of Crime Act (POCA) proceedings following a conviction for fraud, we will be able to help you reduce the impact that this will have on you and your family. We do this by engaging our skilled team to prepare you for the hearing.
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