Proceeds of Crime in Focus

Ready to enhance your courtroom agility? As serious fraud trends continue to rise with the advancement of technology, ensue you’re prepared to navigate the difficult terrain ahead. Examine recent cases highlighting the dangers of misunderstanding and explore the power of evidence in enhancing your clients’ odds of obtaining a favourable outcome. Get the strategies you need to robustly advocate for your client in proceeds of crime cases and guarantee the best possible resolution for each unique circumstance.

Friday, 30 August 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $91

Attend and earn 1 CPD hour

1.30pm to 2.30pm Proceeds of Crime in Focus

Benefit from a detailed look at how to navigate proceeds of crime applications. Gain an overview of crucial legislation, review key decisions, and catch up on the latest updates as you consider:

  • The low threshold for restraining orders
  • Proof of significant criminal activity and issue estoppel
  • Profit forfeiture quantification
  • Claims for relief
  • Settling with the Commissioner

Presented by Yvonne Mortimer-Wang, Barrister, Britomart Chambers

Learning Objective:
  • Gain insights into proceeds of crime and its legal implications


Sarah Mandeno, Barrister
Sarah is an experienced barrister specialising in serious crime. Between 1999 to 2004 she worked for the Auckland Crown Solicitor’s office. She then worked in the United Kingdom and qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2006. In 2007 Sarah left her position at Field Fisher Waterhouse in London, where she was involved in the conduct of regulatory proceedings for the General Medical Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council, to rejoin the Auckland Crown Solicitor’s office where she was a senior Crown prosecutor (2008) and made an Associate (2009). Between June 2016 and January 2018 she worked as a senior lawyer at the Public Defence Service, Manukau before commencing practice as a Barrister in June 2018. Since then Sarah has been a Youth Advocate (PAL 1-4) and undertakes assignments as either the assigned advocate or counsel to assist the Court in the Youth Courts in Tāmaki Makarau (including Rangatahi Courts, Ngā Kōti Rangatahi, and Pasifika Court). She is a member of the Abuse in Care Inquiry Legal Assistance Panel. She is a member of the Criminal Committee of the New Zealand Bar Association.

Yvonne Mortimer-Wang, Barrister, Britomart Chambers
Yvonne is a Barrister at Shortland Chambers. She acts in criminal and civil proceedings with a particular interest in serious fraud, regulatory prosecutions, proceeds of crime, disciplinary proceedings, and other areas of public interest litigation. Yvonne began her career at the bar as an employed barrister and subsequently held tenancy as barrister sole at two sets of respected chambers in Auckland. Prior to joining Shortland Chambers, she also worked at Meredith Connell where she was a Crown prosecutor and acted for other government clients in civil proceedings. Yvonne has a degree in Law and Commerce (Finance) from the University of Auckland and a Master of Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne with First Class Honours. Yvonne was the 2016 Arthur Watts Fellowship intern at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (London) and an Inner Temple Pegasus Scholar (London) in 2018. She has a keen academic interest in areas including comparative legal studies, corporate criminal law, proceeds of crime, civil fraud, administrative law, and human rights law. Born in Shanghai, and raised both there and in New Zealand, her cultural and linguistic background gives her an insight into the dimensions and nuances of the law as experienced by immigrant communities in New Zealand.

This seminar is part of a series

Criminal Law: In Focus Over Lunch

Join these five comprehensive, one-hour sessions available online or on-demand. They are designed to fit seamlessly into your busy schedule, allowing you to enhance your practice over lunch. Ensure ethical compliance and refine your professional skills with updates and practical guidance on the very latest on bail applications, sentencing, evidence, parole, proceeds of crime, and name suppression. Excel in your practice with this essential knowledge.


Attend the full series and earn 5 CPD hours

If you register for the full series as a live online product after the date of an individual session, you will be sent the recording for the sessions that have passed. Alternatively, you can register for individual sessions by following the links below.


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Proceeds of Crime in Focus


Single Session
Friday, 30 August 2024
1.30pm to 2.30pm New Zealand
CPD Hours 1
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $91
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