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Recommended reform to confiscation orders

In November, the Law Commission released reforms, proposing to overhaul the system to recover the proceeds of crime. The reforms are the result of a review commissioned by the Home Office and, if adopted, would enhance enforcement powers and could lead to a lot of of money being recovered from offenders every year.

In this article for Lexis PSL News Analysis, Anna Bradshaw and Richard Fisher KC, from Doughty Street Chambers explain what the current challenges to the effective enforcement of confiscation orders are under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and review what the Commission’s proposals would entail and whether the reforms are likely to make the enforcement of confiscation orders under the Act more effective.

They also ask whether there are any areas central to the enforcement of confiscation orders that the Commission fails to consider in its recommendations in its 642-page final report.

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