Confiscation Law Handbook - Press Release

Press Release
September 2011

Confiscation Law Handbook9781847667076

A new guide helping lawyers effectively deal with the growth in confiscation
The number of confiscation proceedings has been steadily increasing over recent years and it poses a significant challenge for criminal lawyers who are often unfamiliar with the legislation and concepts which are more civil than criminal in nature.

Confiscation proceedings are widely regarded as one of the few revenue generating criminal justice policies that are also seen as having a deterrent and restorative effect.

However, the draconian nature of confiscation proceedings and the effect of statutory assumptions in 'criminal lifestyle' cases mean that lawyers really need to be at the top of their game in order to act in their clients’ best interests.

The Confiscation Law Handbook is a new guide that will quickly establish itself as a standard work in this complex field!

Designed to be both a practical guidebook and useful reference aid in the courtroom, The Confiscation Law Handbook aims to help practitioners navigate through the slew of new case law arising from this relatively new and fast moving area of law.

It contains easy reference to the legislation and covers all of the major topics in confiscation law likely to be encountered by a busy criminal law professional.

Written in a format with daily use in mind, The Confiscation Law Handbook details topics in a clear and concise language which is aimed at both experienced practitioners and those who are new to the field.
Contents include:

• The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 including part V civil recovery provisions, the use of which is set to expand

• All the relevant Criminal Procedure Rules

• A stage by stage explanation of the procedural requirements ensuring that required forms and responses are completed well and within time limits

• Basic aspects of confiscation law including civil remedies

• Clear analysis of the proliferating case law which will help practitioners to quickly identify the key cases relating to their argument

• Conflicting cases: helping practitioners to quickly identify the key cases relating to their argument and also highlighting conflicting cases, thereby helping practitioners to source quotes from cases when producing skeleton arguments and counter arguments
About the Authors

Ruth Barber is a solicitor advocate and Director of Frisby and Co Solicitors. Adrian Eissa is a senior barrister at Garden Court Chambers. Both have practised criminal law throughout their professional careers and currently specialise in undertaking confiscation cases.

Format: Paperback - ISBN: 978 1 84766 707 6 - Price: £75 - Pub Date: Sep-11

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