All aspects of account freezing orders and High Court civil recovery are to be analysed in an upcoming Rahman Ravelli and Doughty Street-hosted webinar.

The event, entitled "Account Freezing Orders and High Court Civil Recovery Criminal Practice in a Civil Age'', will be held at 4pm UK time on Thursday December 10. It will examine account freezing orders (AFOs) from all possible perspectives and look at a range of recent and significant High Court civil recovery cases.

This webinar is designed to inform and assist solicitors - and those in the business and finance sectors - that need to advise individual and corporate clients who are facing a civil action brought by a criminal law enforcement agency.

The webinar is being hosted by Nicola Sharp, legal director at Rahman Ravelli, and Jonathan Lennon, a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers.

It will examine issues, including:

  • Account freezing orders in practice – and the first steps that need to be taken
  • Part 5 of POCA. Its importance in civil recovery and its increased use.
  • Appeals to vary and discharge freezing orders.
  • The myths and realities regarding recoverable property.
  • The POCA Section 241 definition of unlawful conduct; including notable cases such as ARA v Green [2005], ARA v Olupitan [2008] and Angus v UKBA [2011]
  • The significance of SOCA V Gale [2011], Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights – the right to a fair trial - and the standard of proof.

Learn more about Rahman Ravelli and register for the webinar here.