A combative approach to assessing POCA benefit in a contra-trading MTIC Fraud reduced the figure from £90m to £200,000.
Changes are coming to expert evidence in the Crown Court.
It was necessary to repeat the observations of Lord Toulson SCJ in Barnes v The Eastenders Group and another  UKSC 26 under the heading ‘Lessons for the future’.
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This article was first delivered as a seminar to the Young Fraud Lawyers in the North Association.
In general, adducing fresh evidence in the Court of Appeal is difficult. In Erskine  2 Cr App R 29 the court said that the decision whether to admit fresh evidence pursuant to section 23 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 is case and fact specific;
Mr Azam was the defendant in an application to seize property from him pursuant to the civil provisions in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. He wanted to vary the Property Freezing Order (PFO) made pursuant to section 245A to allow him to pay his lawyers for his forthcoming trial.
Times have moved on in confiscation, and the subject often dearest to a defendant's heart is so-called apportionment.