Third Parties and POCA Confiscation

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Course Overview

Since June 2015 third parties have had a statutory right to be heard on the making of a confiscation order under s6 POCA 2002. This bite-size course offers a practical examination of what is expected of all parties in such proceedings, their rights and duties.


  • The statutory framework
  • Which Criminal Procedure Rules apply?
  • When can a third party be heard in court?
  • Funding for third parties
  • Risks of private payers
  • Ethical issues
  • Procedure
  • What is required of the defendant / prosecutor / third party?
  • Risks of non-compliance
  • Evidencing a third party claim
  • Useful case law

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:

    • Understand who must do what and when
    • Have considered the consequences if duties are not performed correctly
    • Be aware of the pitfalls to watch out for
    • Know what to do in order to prove or rebut such a claim
    • Be able to ensure that you get paid for any work undertaken

What is the target audience?

  • This course will be of interest to anyone involved in criminal law or criminal advocacy that advise or represent third parties or prosecuting in POCA proceedings.



About Instructor - Olwen Davies

Admitted in 1990, Olwen is freelance solicitor-advocate with extensive experience in both defence and prosecution work from the magistrates' court to the Court of Appeal. Olwen has lectured at post- graduate level and has presented many CPD courses for the legal profession, the police, Health and Safety Executive and others. Olwen is the co-author of Jordan's Criminal Practitioners Guide to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and is an avid supporter of Save UK Justice and the campaign to stop cuts to legal aid and the criminal justice system.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Discussion Questions
    1 Page
  • Slides
    43 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60