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.

 

Gary Balch profile photoGary Balch is Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor in CPS – Proceeds of Crime.

His previous roles include Head of the Central Confiscation Branch, Head of the Proceeds of Crime Unit and Unit Head of the Civil Recovery Team in the CPS. His work has covered all aspects of domestic and international asset recovery both in criminal and non-conviction based civil proceedings.

Gary was the UK Liaison Prosecutor to the United States from September 2010 to early 2014, providing advice and assistance to all UK prosecutors on obtaining evidential, extradition and asset forfeiture assistance from the US with a focus on serious and organised crime, counter-terrorism, cyber-crime, fiscal and non-fiscal fraud and corruption.

He is the UK asset recovery contact point for the European Judicial Network, UK judicial contact point and steering group member for asset recovery experts network CARIN and a Fellow of the US National Association of Attorneys General International Fellowship Programme.

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.
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 uplift work following the making of a confiscation order.
Tel: 0113 341 4855
Email: CPSPOCARIS.general@cps.gov.uk