POCLA was established in 2008 to advance, foster and encourage the exchange of information, education and training, in all matters relating to the practice of law involving the proceeds of criminal conduct, including:
- the application of best practice in work before the criminal and civil courts;
- those involved in advising and representing those from whom the proceeds of criminal conduct is or may be sought;
- those involved in prosecuting cases where the proceeds of criminal conduct may be recoverable;
- those involved in administering, obtaining or resisting restraint orders, receivership orders, recovery orders and the like;
- Government agencies set up from time to time to help recover the proceeds of crime;
- those involved in the prevention of money laundering.
POCLA draws its membership (both Full and Associate) from a diverse range of professions and disciplines including Judges, barristers, solicitors, accountants and insolvency practitioners.