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Confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA): a Prosecutor’s Wonderland?

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) provides for a notoriously draconian regime for making confiscation orders against defendants who are convicted in criminal proceedings. Some of its harshest features arise from the fact that it often reads as if it had been written by Humpty Dumpty in Alice in Wonderland, who said of language that ‘when I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean’.

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Chambers High Net Worth 2016 – Inaugural Edition Published

Chambers & Partners recently launched the Chambers High Net Worth Guide which is their first publication specifically aimed at the international private wealth market.

The guide ranks BCL in Band 1 of the leading firms in the UK in the Financial Crime practice area, stating that “BCL Burton Copeland is ‘unquestionably at the top of the tree,’ says a source.”

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