Training & Knowledge: May 2015

6th May 2015Articles

Confiscation Regime Toughened Up

The Serious Crime Act 2015 makes significant changes to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. The key changes, summarised below, come into force on 1 June 2015. Interest In Property New provisions are designed to reduce some of the difficulties that can arise when property needs to be sold in order to satisfy a confiscation […]

6th May 2015Articles

Confiscation Regime – Case Update

R v McDowall & Singh [2015] EWCA Crim 173 This is an important case for regulatory lawyers. It deals with whether confiscation orders may be made against a person whose conduct involves a failure to register or obtain a licence. It also touches upon the topic of piercing the corporate veil, although on the facts, […]

6th May 2015Articles

Exceptional Inquest Funding Left To Incoming Government

It may not be quite at the top of the in-tray for whoever is Prime Minister after Thursday, but exceptional inquest funding will need some attention after the voting is over. In February this year Joanna Letts successfully challenged the decision of the Legal Aid Agency not to grant her funding for representation at the […]

6th May 2015Articles

Death At Work: Christopher Gillespie Reflects On The Lessons Of A Recent Case

In August 2012 AB, a grounds man/litter picker at a waste transfer station operated by the defendant company, was killed instantly when he was struck by a loading shovel being driven by CD, the site supervisor. The accident took place on a concrete apron directly outside the sheds in which waste was deposited. The company […]

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