Amandeep Murria of Kangs Solicitors discusses the position where there is a reconsideration of the ‘available amount’ in confiscation proceedings. The provisions are contained within the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002. It is open to the Prosecution to apply at any time for a further calculation of the available amount. If the Court is
Sharan Rupra of Kangs Solicitors discusses a recent case involving the representation of a Commonwealth citizen who arrived in the UK on the 8th August 2013. She enjoyed the benefit of a spouse visa which was valid for the period 5th July 2013 to 15th April 2016 and she wished to extend her leave upon
Amandeep Murria of Kangs Solicitors explores the issues surrounding fitness to plead and fitness to stand trial. There must be careful consideration when deciding on whether a client is fit to plead and also, more importantly, fit to stand trial. The opinion of two medical practitioners is usually required and who will, as the result
Sukhdip Randhawa of Kangs Solicitors takes a look at the new offences that can be committed under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘the Act’). The Act consolidates many previous slavery and trafficking offences, introduces tougher penalties and sentences and enables asset recovery under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (‘POCA’). Section 1. | Kangs Criminal
Amandeep Murria of Kangs Solicitors recently represented a client at Birmingham Crown Court who originally faced an allegation of Section 20 Wounding. S20 Wounding Offences Against the Person Act 1861 The offence of S20 Wounding is committed when a person unlawfully and maliciously, either: wounds another person; or inflicts grievous bodily harm upon another person.
Kangs Solicitors are regularly instructed by both individuals and corporate clients in relation to Judicial Review proceedings and specifically in relation to the challenging of search warrants. Frances Murray of Kangs Solicitors discusses an on-going case which has resulted in the Metropolitan Police making allegations of international money laundering. Money Laundering Case | Solicitors for
The Human Rights situation in Iraq has continued to deteriorate as the result of operations being carried out by the Iraqi forces endeavoring to regain control of Mosul and other cities from, so called, Islamic State. There are grave concerns for the safety of innocent civilians caught up in this fighting and the overwhelming humanitarian
There has been considerable publicity in relation to the recent acquittal of footballer Ched Evans who had previously been convicted of rape following a Crown Court trial in 2012. He served 20 months of a five year jail sentence. His conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal earlier this year and, following a re-trial
Sukhdip Randhawa of Kangs Solicitors looks at the offence of Controlling or Coercive Behaviour that came into force on the 29th December 2015 under the Serious Crime Act 2015. What is the New Offence | Kangs Criminal Defence Solicitors This offence is constituted by: behaviour of a controlling or coercive nature on the part of
Criminal Finances Bill 2016: UK Government looks to impose financial crimes reform The Criminal Finances Bill 2016 (the Bill) was presented to Parliament on Thursday 13th October. In a press release on the same day, the Home Office stated that the new legislation is designed to “tackle money laundering and corruption, recover the proceeds of
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