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Confiscation

Oct
2020

The Law Commission’s Consultation on Reform of the Confiscation Regime 2 min read
By Nicola Sharp October 12, 2020
Nicola Sharp of Rahman Ravelli details the Commission’s proposals for reform of Part 2 of POCA Read more

Oct
2019

Confiscation Orders: Payment Time Limits and Penalties 1 min read
By Nicola Sharp October 7, 2019
With a banker facing an extra decade in jail if he does not comply with a confiscation order, Nicola Sharp of Rahman Ravelli outlines some of the issues involved in such cases. Read more

Sep
2019

The hacker, bitcoin, the Proceeds of Crime Act and the Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 1 min read
By Syedur Rahman September 9, 2019
Syedur Rahman outlines the events involved in a legal first for confiscation. Read more

Mar
2018

Politically Exposed Persons - PEPs And The Legal Restrictions They Face 4 min read
By Azizur Rahman March 15, 2018
Aziz Rahman considers the Novartis scandal and the business restrictions on those holding high office. Read more

Feb
2018

What Are Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO)? 4 min read
By Azizur Rahman February 5, 2018
The Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into effect in September 2017. But one key aspect of it, unexplained wealth orders (UWO’s) only came into force on January 31 2018. Read more

May
2017

What Does the Criminal Finances Act Mean Act Mean For Asset Seizure and Forfeiture? 3 min read
By Nicola Sharp, Syedur Rahman May 10, 2017
The authorities have often found it difficult to seize and forfeit assets that they suspect to be the proceeds of crime.  Read more

May
2014

Restraint Orders 7 min read
By Azizur Rahman May 1, 2014
Proceeds Of Crime Act 2002The purpose of a Restraint Order made under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) is to freeze property that may subsequently be confiscated. Confiscation is the power the Crown Court has to make orders depriving convicted offenders of their assets if the offender has benefited from his criminal conduct. A Restraint Order does what it says ‐ the Order will specify what you cannot do; i.e. you cannot ‘deal’ with the property cited in the Order. Read more