A Guide to Proceeds of Crime

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Course Overview

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”) sets out the legislative scheme for the recovery of criminal assets. During this bite size recorded webinar speaker Lisa Collins will provide viewers with an overview of the most commonly used power; criminal confiscation, and will discuss when a confiscation order can be made and by which court.

Consideration will be given to what the court must consider when determining whether a confiscation order should be made including whether the defendant has a criminal lifestyle and what benefit was derived from this lifestyle or the particular crime committed.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 20 minute recorded webinar, including reference notes, discussion questions and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent considering the discussion questions and completing the evaluation form)

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Be familiar with the background to the introduction of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    • Have considered the court’s approach to confiscation orders and what must be considered, and proven, before an order can be made
    • Have a greater understanding of the how the benefit of criminal conduct is calculated
    • Know the differences between the recoverable and the available amount repayable and the ways in which this may benefit your client.
    • Feel confident when advising your client regarding confiscation orders and the pitfall which interest can pose

What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners



About Instructor - Lisa Collins

Lisa is a highly skilled solicitor-advocate and a current member of the Law Society’s Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme. As a senior member of Cartwright King’s Advocacy Team, Lisa regularly appears in all criminal courts and has experience of working with the Serious Fraud Panel.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Evaluation
    1 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60