7 December 2015

Court of Appeal hears asset recovery challenge

Court of Appeal hears asset recovery challenge

In a judgment handed down on 3 December 2015 in Satnam v National Crime Agency, the Court of Appeal (the Chancellor, Patten and Christopher Clarke LJJ) rejected a challenge brought by the (innocent) former wife of a criminal to a Civil Recovery Order made in favour of the National Crime Agency. The challenge was made under Article 1 Protocol 1 of the ECHR and was rejected by the Court. Jonathan Hall QC appeared for the NCA.

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