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Confiscation Order | Stephen Bear
To prevent an offender benefiting financially from their criminal conduct, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (‘POCA’), enables the Prosecution to request the Court for Confiscation Proceedings following a conviction. On the 28th March 2024 Chelmsford Crown Court made a Confiscation Order of £22,305 against Stephen Bear, a television ‘reality star’, following his conviction for […]
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12/04/24
Confiscation Order | Stephen Bear
Financial Investigations, Tax & HMRC
The Finance Act 2024 (‘The Act’), received Royal Assent on the 22 February 2024. Among its provisions is the implementation of several tax reliefs and exemptions, new criminal offences related to Tax Avoidance Schemes, and an increase in maximum terms of imprisonment for individuals convicted of tax offences. Hamraj Kang highlights the Act to the […]
11/04/24
Criminal Litigation, Sexual Offences
The Team at KANGS successfully defended a client charged with three counts of sexual assault under section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (‘the Act’). Following a six-day trial at Birmingham Crown Court, the Jury unanimously acquitted our client of all counts after only two and a half hours deliberation. John Veale of KANGS […]
10/04/24
Financial Investigations
National Hunter is an agency operated by Experian Decision Analytics, which is part of Experian, the multi-national credit reporting company, and is dedicated to preventing credit fraud through its anti-fraud data sharing system. It represents a substantial number of financial institution members, including finance companies, mortgage lenders, and banks. Data is stored containing information from […]
08/04/24
Criminal Litigation
Campaigners have long argued that the cases crossing the threshold for custody involving pregnant women and new mothers should be given special consideration due to the heightened risks faced by expectant women in prison settings. Recent incidents, such as Rianna Cleary's tragic loss of her newborn at HMP Bronzefield in 2019 and Louise Powell's solitary […]
05/04/24
Criminal Litigation
Whilst the act of encouraging or assisting another to commit suicide remains a subject of considerable controversy, with some considering it, in certain circumstances, a compassionate act, others fear its potential for abuse. Regardless, it remains a criminal offence in the United Kingdom under section 2 of the Suicide Act 1961 (‘the Act’). It continues […]
04/04/24
POCA
A common intention constructive trust is a legal concept that arises automatically, without the need for a prior written Declaration of Trust, when parties have not formally documented their agreement. It occurs when it would be unjust for one party to disregard the other's beneficial interest in an asset. The shared intention for both parties […]
03/04/24

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