On 8 April 2020, the National Crime Agency (NCA) had an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) overturned by the High Court in London.
Important qualification on the application of the confiscation regime in prosecution for breach of planning regulations
The recent CA decision in R v Panayi (2019) EWC Crim 413 provides some succour to defendants who have found themselves at the wrong end of prosecutions by...
Trade sanctions are an important political tool in international diplomacy. However, for business they are a potential legal mindfield and proper care needs to be taken to avoid the potential consequences of a breach.
The recent naming and shaming of two completely innocent suspects for the flying of drones over Gatwick Airport shortly before Christmas once again brings into the spotlight the need for proper regulation of the disclosure of the identity of persons under criminal investigation.
The first court ruling on how the UK is going to approach Unexplained Wealth Orders provides invaluable reading. In National Crime Agency v Mrs A  EWHC 2534 (Admin) the High Court made an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) against Mrs. A who was eventually identified as Zamira Hajiyeva.