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Confiscation Revisited: What to Do When the Prosecutor Comes Back for More

One of the lesser known, often poorly understood provisions of the confiscation regime under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) is section 22, which provides an opportunity to the prosecutor to invite a ‘reconsideration of the available amount’. For many defendants who have been through the process, had an order made and in many cases satisfied that order in full, the first they have heard of that section is the letter informing them that such an application is to be made.

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The Moratorium Period: What It Does to Your Property, and What to Do When a Court is Asked to Extend It

Few people who receive a notice of an application to extend a moratorium period under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) will have the slightest idea what it means. An unfortunate effect of the evolution of the POCA regime over the years is that it appears long ago to have ceased trying to be intuitive or to have much if anything to do with common sense.

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