Millington and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime, 6th Ed | 2023


Millington and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime, 6th Ed

Author Judge Mark Sutherland Williams, HHJ Michael Hopmeier, Judge Rupert Jones, Will Hays, Paul Jarvis, Oliver Powell, and Henry Skudra
Publication Date July 2023
ISBN 9780192868015
Hard Cover + eBook 
Publisher Oxford

This resource offers an invaluable introduction to understanding proceeds of crime while continuing to provide practical assistance. It strikes a balance by offering both step-by-step guidance for practitioners and insightful commentary on the legislative context. It includes appendices with relevant sections of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and court order examples. Authored by a team of circuit judges and barristers experienced in handling cases involving fraud, proceeds of crime, public law, and national security.

What's new in this edition of Millington and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime:
- Explores the new Anti Money Laundering Directives effective from 2020, introducing amendments to the risk-based approach for combating money laundering. It delves into necessary measures to mitigate money laundering risks.
- Introduces a fresh chapter on sanctions, enhancing the content from previous editions by dissecting UK changes post-Brexit, various sanction types, and their recent applications to countries like Iran and Russia.
- Includes a new chapter covering civil forfeiture and the seizure of assets, encompassing the Law Commission's recent critical review of POCA.

The realm of crime proceeds remains highly dynamic within the legal landscape of criminal justice, with new cases emerging frequently, sometimes even on a daily or weekly basis, and extensively covered in major law reports. Millington and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime offers a thorough, authoritative exploration of laws regarding crime proceeds and confiscation. It presents a user-friendly, step-by-step approach that delves into how these laws are structured to prevent criminals from profiting financially from their unlawful activities. The book also comprehensively covers each phase of the confiscation process.

The latest edition has been completely revised to encompass all significant legislative modifications since the fifth edition's release. It includes a new section on sanctions, addresses the impact of cryptocurrencies, offers analysis on Law Commission reports concerning Suspicious Activity Reports and the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), and introduces a fresh chapter dedicated to part six of POCA.

Prior editions have gained recognition from national and international governments for their emphasis on the critical role of asset recovery in combating organized crime and corruption. Millington and Sutherland Williams on The Proceeds of Crime is utilized at the Academy of European Law (ERA) and housed in the libraries of the Chief Justices of Jamaica, Barbados, and Papua New Guinea. Serving as a global reference, the book aids barristers, solicitors, practitioners, and academics in navigating this intricate domain of the legal sphere.

Table of Contents of Millington and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime, 6th Ed:

1:Setting the Scene
3:Restraint Orders
4:Management Receivers
5:Practice and Procedure in Crown Court Restraint and Management Receivership Cases
6:Applications to Vary and Discharge Restraint Orders
7:Ancillary Orders
8:Enforcement of Restraint and Receivership Orders - Contempt of Court
9:Confiscation Preliminary Matters
10:The Confiscation Hearing
11:Reconsideration of Confiscation Orders
12:Enforcement of Confiscation Orders
13:The Insolvent Defendant
14:Civil Recovery: Property Freezing Orders, Receivers, Unexplained Wealth Orders, Interim Freezing Orders, and Legal Expenses
15:Civil Recovery: Recovery Orders, the ECHR, and Pensions
16:Civil Recovery and Taxation
17:Civil Forfeiture: The Seizure and Recovery of Cash and other Assets
18:Third Parties
20:The International Element
21:Money Laundering
22:Disclosure of Suspicious Transactions
23:Costs, Funding Issues, and Compensation
24:Terrorism and the Proceeds of Crime
25:Bribery and Corruption

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