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Everybody, freeze!

Oliver Powell and Alexandra Sidossis have joined with Neill Blundell and Max Hobbs of Macfarlanes to examine how the use of Account Freezing Orders (AFOs) is developing and, in particular, to examine how the first few applications for AFOs have been received by the English courts.

Click here to read the latest article ‘Everybody, freeze! Account freezing orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act’.


Oliver Powell, together with Michael Bowes QC, was consulted on the Criminal Finances Bill, by Transparency International during the Bill’s passage through the two Houses. Their analysis and commentary on the Bill was used by MPs in preparing for debates in the House of Commons.

Oliver’s experience in this area means that he can speak authoritatively about the Criminal Finance Act 2017 and AFOs. In particular, he is ideally placed to advise those affected by AFOs.

Oliver is ranked in both Chambers & Partners (UK) and The Legal 500. He is a contributor to Millington & Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime (Fifth Edition), OUP. His practice encompasses: asset recovery (civil and criminal), bribery & corruption, and matters involving financial wrongdoing.

Should you require further information about Oliver or if you would like to instruct him, please contact Nick.

News 25 Apr, 2019


Oliver Powell

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