UK: LAW COMMISSION URGES REFORM OF ‘INEFFECTIVE’ CONFISCATION REGIME

On 9 November, the Law Society Gazette reported on a call for reform of an ‘ineffective’ confiscation regime by the Law Commission.  A new report says that there is strong consensus that the current regime is inefficient, complex and ineffective – with weak enforcement mechanisms restricting its ability to consistently recover criminal funds. Proposals would give courts more powers to enforce confiscation orders and seize offenders’ assets, limiting unrealistic orders that can never be paid back and speeding up confiscation proceedings by curbing the right to appeal.   

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/commission-urges-reform-of-ineffective-confiscation-regime/5114234.article

https://www.lawcom.gov.uk/new-reforms-to-recover-millions-more-from-the-proceeds-of-crime/

https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lawcom-prod-storage-11jsxou24uy7q/uploads/2022/11/Confiscation_of_proceeds_of_crime_LC_Summary.pdf

https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lawcom-prod-storage-11jsxou24uy7q/uploads/2022/11/Confiscation-of-the-proceeds-of-crime-after-conviction-a-final-report_web.pdf

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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