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Serious Organised Crime Agency v Gale and another – WLR Daily

Serious Organised Crime Agency v Gale and another [2010] EWCA Civ 759; [2010] WLR (D) 179

“The costs incurred by an enforcement authority, such as the Serious Organised Crime Agency, in paying an interim receiver to investigate the defendant’s finances and assemble that material as the basis for civil recovery proceedings constituted costs of the litigation.”

WLR Daily, 13th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Bristol drug gang jailed after covert police operation – BBC News

“Four men have been jailed for their part in a drugs network which police said allowed them to live a life of luxury hotels and fast cars.”

Full story

BBC News, 14th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-magistrate stripped of £4.1m after fraud – The Independent

“A former magistrate who was jailed for a £38,000 fraud was ordered to give up his assets worth £4.1 million at a confiscation hearing today.”

Full story

The Independent, 21st January 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Jailed ex-magistrate faces £4m payout – The Independent

“A former magistrate who was jailed for a £35,000 fraud will face a financial confiscation hearing today which could force him to pay up to £4 million.”

Full story

The Independent, 21st January 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Government steps-up fight against organised crime – Home Office

“The government’s new strategy on serious organised crime introduces plans to create a more hostile environment for organised criminals by seizing assets and shutting businesses.”

Full press release

Home Office, 13th July 2009

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Sinclair and Another v Glatt and Others – Times Law Reports

Sinclair and Another v Glatt and Others

Court of Appeal

“A court-appointed receiver could have a lien on the property held in a convict’s name even though he had only a bare legal interest in it. A pending financial relief claim of the former wife of the convict had no priority over the receiver’s lien.”

The Times, 16th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Home Secretary calls for public to help decide how criminals’ assets are spent – Daily Telegraph

“Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, wants communities directly affected by crime to receive a ‘share of the pot’ of illegal assets when they are seized by the police.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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