Michael Brunskill advised a Manchester based professional person who was arrested for money laundering after GMP’s raid on the St James’ Safe Deposit Company in 2010.
MD was questioned by the police in interview and demands were made for him to provide a detailed provenance of a large amount of cash that was found in his safe deposit box. A statement was advanced on behalf of MD and representations were made to the police concerning the limit of their powers to require such information. After a period of MD being on police bail, and after further representations to the police on his behalf, the investigation was discontinued. MD was released without charge and all seized cash was returned to him.