Law Commission consultation on the post conviction confiscation regime

Closes 18 Dec 2020

Opened 17 Sep 2020

Overview

This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales.

In 2018 the Law Commission agreed with the Home Office to review the law on confiscation contained within Part 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

The primary aims of this review are to improve the process by which confiscation orders are made, to ensure the fairness of the confiscation regime, and to optimise the enforcement of confiscation orders.

For more information about this project, click here.

In 2018 the Law Commission agreed with the Home Office to review the law on confiscation contained within Part 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

The primary aims of this review are to improve the process by which confiscation orders are made, to ensure the fairness of the confiscation regime, and to optimise the enforcement of confiscation orders.

We recommend that consultees read the consultation paper before responding to the consultation. A shorter executive summary  is also available. Consultees may choose to answer some or all of the questions in the summary and/or some or all of the questions in the consultation paper. Consultees do not need to answer all the questions in either document if they are only interested in some aspects of the consultation.

About the Law Commission: The Law Commission is a statutory body, created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 (“the 1965 Act”) for the purpose of promoting the reform of the law. It is an advisory Non Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The Law Commission is independent of Government. For more information about the Law Commission please click here.

Responses to this consultation: We may publish or disclose information you provide us in response to this consultation, including personal information. For more information on how we consult and how we may use responses to the consultation, please see page ii of the consultation paper. For information about how we handle your personal data, please see our privacy notice.

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Audiences

  • Citizens
  • Government departments
  • Legal professionals
  • Judiciary
  • Police and law enforcement professionals

Interests

  • Criminal justice