Further to his article carrying a similar title and which was reported on October 11th 2017, Nazaqat Maqsoom reports on the Judgement which has now been received from the court.
The Legal Arguments Hearing | Kangs Confiscation Defence Solicitors
As outlined in the previous article the arguments advanced concerned:
- whether or not the case should be classed as a ‘lifestyle offence’ (as it does not fall within the statutory definition of ‘Criminal Lifestyle’)
- whether or not our client had benefitted from the criminal conduct as the monies had been paid into a company account over which our client had no control.
- whether or not the ‘corporate veil’ was operative in this instance.
The Judgement | Kangs POCA Solicitors
The Judge ruled:
- the case should not be classed as a `lifestyle offence’
- our client had not benefitted from the criminal conduct
- the company had benefitted from the criminal conduct
Having successfully advanced these legal arguments on behalf of our client, we now await the outcome of the final hearing.
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