BCL Partner, John Binns will take part in a panel discussion on ‘Proceeds of Crime – In Flux’ at the POCLA (Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association) Member’s Forum in Belfast tomorrow on 1st March 2019. BCL solicitor, David Hardstaff will also be in attendance at the Forum.
At this year’s event the panel of experts will discuss a range of issues including:
- Does the panel think that Brexit will have any practical effect on the sharing of criminal intelligence and also the realisation of proceeds of crime in current EU member states to be transferred back to the UK?
- Will the new tool under Part 5 of POCA, the Unexplained Wealth Order, have any kind of impact in Northern Ireland?
- Would the panel support reversing the burden of proof in civil cases ?
- Does an Act with over 500 sections and 12 schedules need simplification