Expert Lawyers In AML And Financial Crime
30 Years Of Global Experience
Our Principal, Jaswinder Sekhon, Has Over 30 Years Of Global Experience In AML, Regulatory Aspects, Source Of Funds And Financial Crime
Money Laundering & Proceeds Of Crime
Money laundering in many jurisdictions are seen as a predicate offence, in other words it is a premiered to other more serious offences.
Where a third party receives money which is the proceeds of crime (such as a shopkeeper carrying on their normal business) and the person has no knowledge of that fact, receipt of the money does not constitute an offence under the Criminal Code.
Criminals employ a host of methods to launder the proceeds of their crimes. Those methods range from the use of cash, to more modern innovations that make use of emerging technologies.
Why Successful Clients
Use Goldman Law?
Goldman Law* Awarded & Recognised
“Best Family Law Firm Award” (2023)
“International Advisory Experts Award” (2020)
“Family Law Firm Of The Year Award” (2017)
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Mr. Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon
Ms. Helena Jane Duckham
Admitted to practise in Australia only
Helena Duckham graduated her law degree with honours. She has a Master of Law in applied family law, including binding financial agreements, and a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution. Read More
Ms. Zeinab Elzein
Admitted to practise in Australia only
Zee is an experienced family lawyer. Her experience ranges from complex property settlement litigation matters to contested children matters, including relocation matters. Zee is sympathetic and guides you stress free. Read More
Embracing Conflict Resolution
Globally, In Excess Of $800 Billion
Cash is conducive to money laundering as it is portable, used around the world, and difficult to trace. It can relatively easily be smuggled in packages or vehicles, which can also take place across borders.
The most significant single source of Illicit substance cash is drug smuggling, due to cash being used by customers to purchase drugs at a street level, as well as by dealers and other distributors who also purchase drugs from wholesalers using cash.
Other cash-intensive sources of illicit income include human smuggling, bribery, contraband smuggling, extortion, fraud, illegal gambling, kidnapping, and prostitution.
Typical Clients in Family
Law Matters Include...
There is a huge misunderstanding in our view about the value of a properly drafted and negotiated pre-nup’s or post-nup’s.
As specialists in financial and taxation matters, including trusts and cross-border arrangements, prenup’s are special expertise in our firm.
We typically use prenup’s as part of an asset protection or wealth creation strategy for high net worth clients.
Every step of the family law process is handled with sensitivity and finesse.
For special individuals, we provide a complete end to end service and are a full-service law firm with specialist expertise.
The service levels we seek to provide are unequalled for individuals and their business, legal or personal needs.
Cross Border &
We have experience in conflict of law situations. The location, valuation or assets located in overseas jurisdictions. Child abduction, civil law, Sharia law, & Hindu Marriage Act issues.
With offices in Auckland, Dubai and London, international legal matters are our specialty.
Our firm is completely independent so we may work with any group in any country at any time and are not restricted unlike other firms.
Our Professional Fees Are Higher?
Determining the real value of legal services?
Other Methods To Launder Money
- Trade-Based Money Laundering (TBML)
- Misuse of Banks
- Obscured beneficial ownership
- Misuse of Money Services Businesses (MSBs)
- Prepaid Access Cards
- Virtual currencies
- Purchase of real estate and other assets
- Opaque corporate structures
- Small-Dollar transactions
Experience & Trust
International onshore and offshore legal, trust, wealth and asset experience for over 30 years
Growing and protecting successful individuals, family offices and business.
Experience & trust built through sheer hard work
*Australian And International Law Answers Unless Indicated Otherwise
In our view, the evolution of the Australian Family Law Court has been largely schizophrenic from struggling with alternative dispute resolution systems saddled an outdated view that there are no winners when relationships are broken down? This is reflected in the fact that costs are really awarded and if one party loses or is in contempt of court. Judges are powerless to a large extent.
The fact that only 16% of the cases lodged will make it to a final trial shows the high attrition rate. A case can typically last for many years. It is emotionally draining and costly. The other side may make allegations which are emotionally distressing and may not reflect what actually happened in the relationship. Children are also treated as weapons by some parties.
However, we only take on family law cases to win them. Clients must be prepared to be ruthless in adopting the agreed strategy and always look to place as much pressure on the other side as is possible, with a view to achieving the most favourable settlement as early as possible. Firms that adopt a softly softly approach only elongate the inevitable in our view.
The alternative, to avoid the court system, we strongly advise our clients to use BFA's as much as possible to avoid financial disputes later. Parties are also encouraged to have an agreed parenting plan or consent orders.
We don’t have a softly softly approach and seek to intensively progress all family law matters to ensure that a quick and advantageous settlement is obtained many lawyers drag on matters to “milk” clients rather than seeking an intense and quick approach.
Where the matter is sensitive, then we adopt a different strategy. Strategy and execution is how you win in family law.
Ask These Question:-
All clients must ask at least these four questions of their lawyer/law firm.
- What is the difference between this law firm and another?
- How do I know my responsible senior lawyer will adopt and stand by the stated culture of the firm?
- How can I make sure my senior lawyer stays focused and passionate about my legal matter but at the same time remains as an objective professional to advise me properly?
- How can I tell if my lawyer does a good job? Most clients simply judge this on responsiveness and speed? Which usually has nothing to do with quality.
There are some great lawyers and great law firms in Australia that you can engage.
There are also some average lawyers and some lawyers were simply overworked to put it at its best.
As humans, we cannot be good at everything and there are some things that we are not good at.
However, winning your family law matter requires strategy, planning and a cost effective evaluation of likely outcomes. In our view, not enough attention is provided to the right strategy.
Talk to us about the strategy we will have in place which is agreed only after you have evaluated the different approaches and alternatives as a informed choice!
This defines our legal culture and approach to every client.
We welcome you to discuss our suggested approach and strategy and compare this with the approach of our competitors.
For those who cannot afford to retain us for the whole matter, we offer a pay as you go or guided self-help basis. This is a unique offering and allows you to users for selected aspects of your matter. Recall that we said we know what to cut out, we know what you can do yourself as well without having to pay for a lawyer to assist you unless it’s absolutely necessary.
If you do the simple work with our help, use us for the more difficult parts, then save more than 50% in legal professional fees.
We can have a free consult to discuss priorities and what not to do and what you can do.
The free consult cannot provide you specific advice and any lawyer that tells you otherwise is in breach of his obligations and the law. We must be retained to provide specific advice. Therefore the free consult will give you our general view and a typical approach that would use to a matter such as yours. It will give you a feeling and give us a feeling whether we are right for you whether you are right for us.
A free consult will also allow you to evaluate our strategy against other firms you may have spoken to.
We are driven by innovation and entrepreneurship in the provision of legal services and many of our senior lawyers have run many other businesses. We understand successful clients and we understand those that want to win at any cost. This implies a mutual commitment from the client and the lawyer. Successful clients need successful lawyers. High net worth clients need high net worth friendly lawyers. Driven clients need driven lawyers. Commercial clients need commercially savvy lawyers.
It is our depth of experience across many complex commercial and international matters that allow us every possible solution and strategy to the table.