CPS Proceeds of Crime (CPSPOC)

CPS Proceeds of Crime was launched on 30 June 2014 and is comprised of:

  • The Pre-Enforcement Unit, responsible for all CPS restraint order activity and obtaining a proportion of confiscation orders
  • The Enforcement Unit, responsible for all CPS confiscation order enforcement activity
  • The ARIS Unit, responsible for confiscation order revisits

Chief Crown Prosecutor, Adrian Foster, has overall responsibility for CPS Proceeds of Crime and reports to the CPS Director of Legal Services and Director of Business Services. The Chief Crown Prosecutor is supported by a Senior Management Team including a Business Manager who oversees the business management functions including finance, HR and performance, and a Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor who is responsible for day to day operational delivery.

CPS Proceeds of Crime is committed to providing the very best service to CPS colleagues, law enforcement partners, the criminal justice service as a whole and the wider public with regard to CPS asset recovery responsibilities.

You can find out more about the work of CPS Proceeds of Crime in the 'Crime Info' section of this site.

Who's who in CPSPOC

Adrian Foster, CCP of CPSPOCAdrian Foster is Chief Crown Prosecutor of CPS Proceeds of Crime.

Adrian leads a team of 150 staff tasked with restraining and confiscating criminal assets both within England and Wales and internationally.

Adrian was previously Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Thames and Chiltern, which covers five counties and serves a population of approximately four million people.

 

Malcolm McHaffieMalcolm McHaffie is Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Proceeds of Crime. He joined CPS London in 1992. In 2000 he moved to the Inland Revenue and then the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office prosecuting tax fraud, organised crime and arms brokering. On returning to the CPS in 2010, he was promoted to Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor and posted to Central Fraud Division and then Special Crime Division before returning to CPS London in 2015 to deal with homicide, Rape and Serious Sexual Offences and complex casework.

Malcolm spent 12 months as DCCP for London North Crown Courts before taking up his post at CPS Proceeds of Crime in April 2019.

Contact Information for CPS Proceeds of Crime

Pre-Enforcement Unit – dealing with asset recovery in prosecutions from across England & Wales including the Central Casework Divisions and the most complex asset recovery applications from the CPS Areas. This team deals with work up to and including the making of the confiscation order where applications meets the following criteria:

  • Cases involving restraint or receivership orders;
  • Cases involving third party issues including matrimonial or familial property, companies, trusts and insolvency, bankruptcy and liquidation;
  • Cases including complex disclosure issues or sensitive unused material; and
  • Cases involving assets located abroad.

Tel: 0113 341 4855
Email: CPSPOC.PreEnforcement@cps.gov.uk

Enforcement Unit - dealing with asset recovery in prosecutions from across England & Wales including the Central Casework Divisions and the CPS Areas. This team deals with work following the making of the confiscation order.
Tel: 0113 341 4855
Email: CPSPOC.Enforcement@cps.gov.uk

ARIS Unit - dealing with asset recovery in prosecutions from across England & Wales including the Central Casework Divisions and the CPS Areas. This team deals with reconsideration work following the making of a confiscation order.

Confiscation Applications – All contact with the CPS (whether allocated to a CPS Area or CPS POC) relating to current confiscation proceedings:
Tel: 0113 341 4855
Email: CPSPOC.Confiscation@cps.gov.uk