Confiscation Under POCA 2002

Speaker: Tom Nicholson
Chambers: 2 Harcourt Buildings

Tom Nicholson
Barrister
2 Harcourt Buildings

In this seminar we discuss

• Bases of plea
• Key Ingredients Section 17 Response
• Assumptions in Section 10
• Drugs valuations
• Unexplained Cash
• Third party

• Guilty plea
• Minimise confiscation
• Non schedule 2 offence
• Drugs
• Trafficking
• Avoid lifestyle provisions
• TICs

• Concessions
• Lunan 2005
• Evidence
• Property
• Proceeds of sale
• Beneficial interest

• Comments on statements
• Defence litigation strategy
• Key ingredients for response

Eight Tips
• Proportionality A1P1
• Consistency with the evidence
• Hearsay-Silcock 2004
• Witness statement for Defendant
• Burden of proof
• Supporting material /production order
• Disclosure
• Criminal lifestyle provisions

Drugs valuations
• Defendant’s role
• Courier or custodian benefit
• Evidence of property obtained
• Wholesale v retail
• Islam 2009
• El Sayed 2014

Unexplained Wealth
• HMRC records
• Section 17 statement
• Supporting evidence
• Legitimate source
• Gifts

Double Counting

Third Party Interests
• Section 10a POCA
• Equitable property ownership
• Responses
• s18a POCA
• Stack v Dowden

You can contact Tom Nicholson via his clerks
clerks@2hb.co.uk

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