Amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

23/07/2015 16:30 - 17:30 N/A

Presenter Nadia Ryman.

The serious crime act 2015 received royal assent on 3rd March. It gives effect to a number of legislative proposals set out in the Serious and Organised crime strategy published in October 2013. This gives the NCA and other law enforcement agencies further powers to investigate and is designed to assist in bringing to justice those engaged in organised crime.

Part 1 of the serious crime act 2015 makes an amendment to the proceeds of Crime Act 2002. The presentation will cover the main changes which came in on the 1 June 2015, together with the further amendment to POCA made by the Policing and Crime Act 2009 and the Crime and courts Act 2013 which will affect practitioners in this area.

Nadia is a Solicitor-Advocate and a recognised expert in relation to all Confiscation and Restraint matters. Nadia’s exceptional knowledge, excellent client care and outstanding results are acknowledged within the legal profession and one of her cases R v R is referred to within ‘The Confiscation Law Handbook’ [Bloomsbury Professional 2011]. Complex matters dealt with by Nadia include Confiscation and Restraint matters that arise from a vast majority of criminal proceedings, Enforcement matters (where original Confiscation Order has not been paid), dealing with matters in connection with Extension of Time in which to pay the Confiscation Order (s.11 poca 2002), Variation of Confiscation Orders (s. 23 poca 2002), Uplifts of Confiscation / Revaluations (s22 poca), (where the Prosecution claims to have discovered further funds to Confiscate), VHCC matters, Restraint Proceedings, Serious Crime Prevention Orders and Financial Reporting Orders.