Training & Knowledge: Redmond Traynor

9th Nov 2020Blog

POCA: A new future for the defendant’s “benefit”

Introduction The introductory text to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 places the defendant’s benefit at the heart of the confiscation regime.  The Act was established “to provide for confiscation orders in relation to persons who benefit from criminal conduct”.[1]  But what is meant by the defendant’s “benefit” has been neither uncontroversial nor constant. When, […]

26th Oct 2020Blog

UWOs and Serious Crime…Not Merely A Threat

In an agreement reached with the NCA at the beginning of October, Mansoor Hussain, a property-developer from Leeds with no previous convictions, handed over 45 properties and other assets worth a combined value of £9,802,828.[1] The agreement comes after the High Court made Mr Hussain the subject of an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) in a decision […]

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