1st Edition

The Criminal Finances Act 2017

By Jonathan S Fisher, Anita Clifford Copyright 2019
    315 Pages
    by Informa Law from Routledge

    315 Pages
    by Informa Law from Routledge

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    The Criminal Finances Act 2017 introduced the most radical change to tackling money laundering and corruption, recovering the proceeds of crime and counter terrorist financing, since the Proceeds of Crime Act was passed in 2002. This book will provide an excellent commentary on the changes introduced by the Act, with practical insights and an explanation of the Act’s provisions.

    Topics included are:

    • money laundering;

    • unexplained wealth orders;

    • terrorist property;

    • tax evasion; and

    • reasonable prevention procedures.

    Authored by Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford, barristers specializing in proceeds of crime and financial crime cases, this book will be of great interest and importance to all legal professionals working in the financial sector.

    1. Introduction  2. Unexplained Wealth Orders  3. Interim Freezing Orders  4. Money Laundering: Moratorium Period  5. Money Laundering: Information Sharing  6. Money Laundering: Information Notices  7. Seizure and Forfeiture: Listed Assets  8. Civil Recovery: Gross Abuse of Human Rights  9. Civil Recovery: Enforcement Powers  10. Terrorist Property  11. Facilitating Tax Evasion  12. Miscellaneous


    Jonathan Fisher QC, a barrister at Bright Line Law and Red Lion Chambers in London, is ranked by Chambers & Partners UK as a leading barrister in Band 1 for financial crime and proceeds of crime cases. He is also listed in the legal directories as a leading barrister for financial services, fraud and tax cases. In addition, he is a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics and general editor of Lloyds Law Reports: Financial Crime.

    Anita Clifford is a barrister at Bright Line Law in London where she specializes in money laundering, financial crime and corporate crime cases. She is dual-qualified and commenced practice as a solicitor in Australia. She holds a Master of Laws (Distinction) from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland.