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Month: December 2013


20.12.13

Confiscation can carry on biting

Mr Padda (Padda 2013 EWCA 2330) discovered to his horror how his attempt to turn around his life by setting up a legitimate business led him back into the Crown Court for a re-consideration of his available amount. This case should provide a salutary warning about the ability of the prosecution to seek to satisfy…

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5.12.13

Defamation Act 2013 to come into force on 1 January 2014

Lord McNally has confirmed that the Defamation Act 2013 will come into force on New Year’s Day.   The Act reforms elements of English defamation law and, in other areas, codifies the existing law.  The Act received Royal Assent in April of this year, but its implementation has been delayed pending the approval of Regulations that will govern a new defence available…

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