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Operation Rize

In June 2008, offices from the Metropolitan’s Economic and Specialist Crime Command arrested three suspects in relation to laundering money.  Following these arrests, three addresses were searched under warrant with powers from the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. The warranty included the seizure and search of nearly 7000 safety deposit boxes


These safety deposit boxes were transported to a secure location where their contents were examined as part of the investigation into the storage of gains from criminal activity. It is thought that the operation has yielded a recovery of over £50 Million in cash and goods.

Maidments Solicitors specialise in the representation and tenacious defence of allegations or charges such as those being investigated under Operation Rize. We are already acting for clients in relation to this operation and have the specialist skills and experience in money laundering and proceeds of crime investigations including in house counsel and Solicitor Advocates who can represent clients in the crown court.

This firm is repeatedly asked to assist clients who have already, at some time, during the course of an investigation or Court proceedings instructed Solicitors.  We are used to dealing with such enquiries and advising as to the transfer of a case from previous Solicitors to this practice.  It is important to those the subject of an investigation or prosecution, that they are confident in the Solicitors that they instruct and that they consider those that act for them are doing everything they possibly can to assist.

Should you wish to discuss this operation with us then please contact us on 0800 988 5124 or click here and send us a message.