Defence team reduces Benefit Figure by over £50 million in POCA hearing

November 3, 2017

Andrew Jebb from Exchange Chambers, working closely with Sean Sexton from MSB Solicitors, has successfully reduced the Benefit Figure in a confiscation hearing by over £50 million.

In Proceedings of Crime Act (POCA) proceedings at Manchester Crown Court, the prosecution sought to argue that the defendant’s benefit from his criminal activities totalled £50,573,741.  As a result of written submissions, they eventually accepted defence arguments and the Benefit Figure was reduced to £200k –  a reduction of 99.6%.

Andrew Jebb’s client was convicted after trial in September 2015, in a case involving the importation of huge quantities for Class A, B and C drugs from the Continent.  His role was organising the transport route from the Continent for the Class B and C drugs.

Andrew is a specialist defence criminal advocate. He is often instructed by leading law firms and is always keen to provide advice from the earliest stage of cases. He has been consistently recognised as a leading white collar defence junior outside London in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 since 2013.  He was appointed as a deputy district judge (Magistrate’s Court) in 2006.

He is a key and experienced member of the criminal team at Exchange Chambers.