Stand by your man? The clash of criminal law and family law concerning inter-spousal transfers of assets – Family Law

Posted July 11th, 2018 in confiscation, divorce, fraud, matrimonial home, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘The judgment of the Court of Appeal in R v Hayes [2018] EWCA 682 is a stark and unsettling reminder of how occasionally a family court and a criminal court may deliver contradictory judgments on the same facts.’

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Family Law, 11th July 2018

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Prosecution over unauthorised vehicle repair business leads to £120k+ confiscation orders – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 31st, 2018 in confiscation, costs, enforcement, fines, local government, news, planning by sally

‘Two companies that allowed an unauthorised vehicle repair business to be run without planning permission have been ordered to pay more than £120,000 under confiscation orders obtained by Wokingham Borough Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th May 2018

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London borough secures its largest ever confiscation order for planning breaches – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 30th, 2018 in confiscation, costs, fines, local government, news, planning, proceeds of crime by sally

‘Islington Council has secured a confiscation order of £304,458 under the Proceeds of Crime Act against a property company which converted a single dwelling into five flats without planning permission.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th May 2018

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Drug dealer has confiscation order increased nine years after conviction – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A drug dealer has had his confiscation order increased by £1.8million almost a decade after his original conviction following an application by the Crown Prosecution Service.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th May 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Police officer who stole drugs ordered to repay £135,000 – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A police officer who stole and sold the illegal drugs he was meant to dispose of has been ordered to pay back more than £135,000.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th April 2018

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Fake bomb detector seller James McCormick jailed again – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2018 in confiscation, debts, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A fraudster jailed for selling fake bomb detectors to war-torn countries has received two more years in prison for failing to pay back nearly £2m.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2018

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Case Comment: R (Gibson) v Secretary of State for Justice [2018] UKSC 2 – Supreme Court Blog

Posted April 23rd, 2018 in confiscation, enforcement, news, statutory interpretation, Supreme Court by tracey

‘On one view this is perhaps the most esoteric of the 28 appeals regarding the confiscation or civil recovery legislation which have been determined by the House of Lords, Privy Council or Supreme Court over the past 24 years.’

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Supreme Court Blog, 20th April 2018

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Former Stephen Lawrence suspect Neil Acourt ordered to repay drug money – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2018 in confiscation, drug trafficking, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘A former suspect in the murder of Stephen Lawrence has been ordered to repay £6,000 reaped from a drug ring or face more time behind bars.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2018

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Judges reject appeal by planning defendant over ‘impersonation’ in magistrates court – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected a claim that a fine and a £4m-plus proceeds of crime order made over a planning case in Ealing should be overturned because the defendant was impersonated in the magistrates’ court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th February 2018

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Getting out of jail interest-free – UK Police Law Blog

Posted February 8th, 2018 in appeals, confiscation, enforcement, news, sentencing, Supreme Court by tracey

‘When a person convicted in the Crown Court has an additional prison term enforced by the Magistrates for having only part paid of a confiscation order, he is entitled to a reduction in that term proportionate to the money that has been paid. R (Gibson) v Secretary of State for Justice [2018] UKSC 2; [2018] 1 WLR 629 confirmed that the starting point for calculating this reduction is the original sum ordered by the Crown Court, and not the larger sum including interest that had accrued by the date of the Magistrates’ enforcement.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 6th February 2018

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Hatton Garden raiders must pay back over £6m, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2018 in confiscation, news, robbery by sally

‘The four ringleaders jailed for the audacious Hatton Garden raid must pay back more than £6m between them or each serve another seven years in prison, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2018

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New judgment: R (Gibson) v Secretary of State for Justice [2018] UKSC 2 – UKSC Blog

Posted January 30th, 2018 in confiscation, interest, magistrates, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The issue in the appeal is whether interest is included in the starting point under the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980, s 79(2) for the giving of proportionate credit for part payment of a confiscation order.’

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UKSC Blog, 24th January 2018

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Nottingham modern slavery brothers ordered to repay £167k – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in confiscation, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Two brothers jailed for modern slavery have been ordered to repay £167,650 in criminal gains.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2018

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Hatton Garden gang ‘must pay back £14 million to avoid jail’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2018 in confiscation, conspiracy, news, theft by sally

‘The gang behind the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit raid will face more time in jail unless they pay back almost £14 million, a confiscation hearing has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th January 2018

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Fraudster has home sold to pay compensation to company he stole £3million from – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 15th, 2018 in compensation, confiscation, fraud, press releases by tracey

‘A fraudster who stole millions of pounds from his employer to spend on lavish properties and jewellery has had his home in Kent sold for £2.7 million to pay as compensation to the company he defrauded.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th January 2018

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Terry Adams pays back £750,000 from proceeds of crime – Daily Telegraph

‘One of London’s most notorious former crime bosses has paid back almost three quarters of a million pounds in ill gotten gains, after being warned he would go back to prison if he failed to pay.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2017

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Reinforcing the Veil – Defending Cases Where the Corporate Veil is Threatened – Drystone Chambers

Posted December 8th, 2017 in company directors, company law, confiscation, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘“The corporate veil” is a much discussed, but much misunderstood phrase. When Lord Halsbury LC stated in Salomon v A Salomon and Co Ltd [1897] AC 22 that a limited liability company was to be viewed ‘like any other independent person with its rights and liabilities appropriate to itself’ he imbedded in law the idea of corporations having a separate legal identity from their directors. That principle is agreed. What has been in dispute, and is still uncertain to a degree, is when that separation can be made. ‘

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Drystone Chambers, 4th December 2017

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Blackpool bar ordered to pay £336k over planning breaches – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 14th, 2017 in confiscation, costs, fines, news, planning by tracey

‘A Blackpool bar owner must pay a total of £336,000 in confiscation, a fine and costs for a lengthy breach of planning conditions.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th November 2017

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Launch of consultation on Criminal Finances Act Codes of Practice – Home Office

‘A 4-week consultation has been launched on the Codes of Practice that will help law enforcement officers confiscate valuable items and other assets acquired using the proceeds of crime as well as tackle the financing of terrorism.’

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Home Office, 31st July 2017

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‘Compensation for victims’ as FCA secures £2.2m confiscation orders, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 30th, 2017 in compensation, confiscation, financial regulation, news by sally

‘Victims of a failed unauthorised collective investment scheme (UCIS) can expect to receive about 40% of their investment back after the regulator secured two final confiscation orders from some of the major players in the scheme.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th May 2017

Source: www.out-law.com