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Month: February 2014


The Defamation Act 2013 – Iain Wilson writes about the new law in the Law Society Gazette

Iain Wilson writes in the Law Society Gazette about the implementation and impact of the Defamation Act 2013. The article can be found here:

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Funding Civil Asset Recovery Proceedings from a Property Freezing Order

It is now the National Crime Agency (NCA), formerly the serious Organised Crime Agency (sOCA) which is responsible for bringing civil asset recovery proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. In the first instance, if the NCA has identified property over which it may seek a civil recovery order, it is almost certain to…

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CA guidance on disclosure in confiscation cases

In Onuigbo [2014] EWCA 65 the Court of Appeal was concerned with a confiscation order in the sum of £2.6m made following conviction for various money laundering offences arising out of fraudulent conduct in Nigeria which spanned a period of about 6 years prior to and after the enactment of POCA 2002. In fact, the…

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CA warning to private prosecutors

In Virgin Media Ltd v Zinga [2014] EWCA 52 the Court of Appeal was faced with a fascinating conundrum. As has become increasingly common amongst media companies in particular, Virgin had brought a private prosecution against the Appellant who had been selling set top boxes with software to enable premium services. The Appellant was convicted…

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