Regina v Barnett – WLR Daily

Posted January 3rd, 2012 in appeals, confiscation, law reports, prostitution, sentencing by tracey

Regina v Barnett; [2011] EWCA Crim 2936;  [2011] WLR (D)  385

“In relation to proceedings in which a defendant’s benefit from general criminal conduct was assessed the court was ‘entitled’ to make the assumptions provided for in section 10 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 even if the prosecution had not given the written preliminary notice provided for in section 71(2) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988. The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) so held in allowing an appeal by the defendant, Ian Stanley Barnett, against a confiscation order made by Judge Hernandez in the Crown Court at Manchester on 2 February 2011 on the basis of an assessment that the defendant’s financial benefit from his general criminal conduct was £5,085,22·70 and substituting the figure of £873,010.”

WLR Daily, 21st December 2011