Offences Involving Property in UK Law

  • UK Criminal Finances Act 2017 Commences with New Tax Evasion Offences, Anti-Money Laundering Rules, and Asset Forfeiture Provisions
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    On 30 September 2017, Part 3 of the UK Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the “CF Act”) came into force creating new corporate offences for failing to prevent the facilitation of UK or overseas tax evasio...
    ...... . Stage two: criminal facilitation of the tax evasion, involving deliberate and dishonest behavior by an employee, agent, sub-contractor, ... is reasonable cause to believe that the individual holds the property in question, and the value of that property is greater than £50,000; and. ......
  • UK Criminal Finances Act 2017 Commences With New Tax Evasion Offences, Anti-Money Laundering Rules, And Asset Forfeiture Provisions
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... entity); Stage two: criminal facilitation of the tax evasion, involving deliberate and dishonest behavior by an employee, agent, sub-contractor, ... is reasonable cause to believe that the individual holds the property in question, and the value of that property is greater than £50,000; and ......
  • UK Law Commission calls for money laundering guidance in relation to transactions involving the legal cannabis industry
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The Law Commission has today published its report  on the SARs regime following its consultation paper. Amongst wide-ranging recommendations to improve the regime, it has recommended that the gover...
    ...... “Spanish Bullfighter” exception) but this only applies to offences which in the UK would result in a maximum custodial sentence of 12 months ... concept of fungibility means that even a small amount of criminal property can taint a wider asset, for example money in a bank account). There would ......
  • Key Considerations for U.K. Investment in the Legal Cannabis Industry Abroad
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    U.K. investors in cannabis-related entities, where the activity is legal in its jurisdiction but not legal in the U.K., risk committing money laundering offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act 200...
    ...... U.K., risk committing money laundering offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA). ... the need for guidance on transactions involving the legal cannabis industry in Canada and ... proceeds of crime or removes criminal property from the jurisdiction of England and Wales (s327) ......
  • Bribery Act Could Bring Down A Business Or Deal For The Price Of A Pint
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... books in April 2011, could bring down a property business or deal for the price of a pint. ... Bell, says that the range of potential "offences" under the Act is so vast and subjective that it ...; but then not hosting a closing dinner involving partner businesses may be seen as equally ......
  • Proceeds Of Crime: The Benefit Of Paying For Criminal Property
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... controlled drugs either as a result of or in connection with his offences of obtaining and having possession of controlled drugs.'. 11. So far, ... Williams concerning controlled drugs may be extended to cases involving the possession of stolen property, since there is no principled reason to ......
  • 'Under Corruption' – Minimising Your Exposure To The Risks Of Bribery And Corruption Within The Construction Industry
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... that suggest that the UK, and the London property market in particular, has become a safe haven for ..., licences etc) and increasingly involving large sums of money, cross-border transactions, ...It created four main offences, namely, bribing or being bribed (note that the ......
  • Confiscation Of The Proceeds Of Crime In The UK
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... deployed in the pursuit of criminal property is the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA). The Act ... of stricter money laundering offences based on negligence. 3. Since coming into force ... 10 assumptions are confined to cases involving criminal lifestyle. The court, therefore, cannot ......
  • The Regulation Of Drones: A Health And Safety Perspective
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... with the potential to strike people or property. This brings with it the corresponding risk of ...If you are convicted of an offence involving misusing a drone in the air, a Court can order ... of more general health and safety offences. Fines for such offences are theoretically ......
  • How Do We Make An Offence Of Squatting In Commercial Premises?
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... last year, squatting in a residential property became a criminal offence punishable by up to six ... caused damage might be guilty of other offences, which will be looked at in more detail later in ... police without incurring the expense of involving lawyers. However, for commercial property owners ......
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