Training & Knowledge: Nneka Akudolu KC

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, […]