Recovery from the Corrupt

AuthorSimon Robert‐Tissot
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1108/eb025672
Pages61-63
Publication Date01 Feb 1995
Journal of Financial Crime Vol. 3 No. 1 Civil Procedure
CIVIL PROCEDURE AND RECOVERY
Recovery from the Corrupt
Simon Robert-Tissot
A further illustration of the increasing grip of the
law of equity in enabling monies that are part of a
fraud to be recovered by the victim is provided by
the Privy Council decision in
Attorney-General
for
Hong Kong v Warwick
Reid.1
Previous decisions of
English and Commonwealth courts based on the
old established principles of equity have employed
a constructive trust to recover monies that are the
proceeds of fraud or are part of a fraudulent
design. AG for Hong Kong v Reid showed how the
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