Practice and Procedure

BEGUM (Appellant) v WEST MIDLANDS POLICE (Respondent) & BIRMINGHAM MAGISTRATES' COURT (Interested Party) (2012)

PUBLISHED July 3, 2012

[2012] EWHC 2304 (Admin)

A magistrates' court had erred in ordering the forfeiture of cash under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 s.298(2) by an offender who had failed to declare the extent of her savings in order to obtain benefits, since the undeclared cash had not been intended for use in unlawful conduct.

DC (Aikens LJ, Globe J)