Home Affairs Committee Evidence Session on its Proceeds of Crime Inquiry

Home Affairs Committee Evidence Session on its Proceeds of Crime Inquiry

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The Home Affairs Committee is holding the first oral evidence session on its proceeds of crime inquiry with a cross-section of legal experts and academics as witnesses. 

Tuesday 8 March 2016, Grimond Room, Portcullis House | 2:15pm

Live coverage of this session can be watched on Parliament TV

The “proceeds of crime” inquiry, which was launched by The Home Affairs Committee in January, examines how effectively the measures introduced in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, to deprive criminals of any benefit from their crimes, are working. In particular, the inquiry assesses the operation of confiscation orders, which are the main mechanism through which this policy is implemented.


At 2.15pm

  • Jonathan Fisher QC, Visiting Professor in Practice, London School of Economics and Barrister, Devereux Chambers
  • Dr Colin King, Senior Law Lecturer at the University of Sussex and the Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded “Network on Dirty Assets”
  • Helena Wood, Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute

At 3.00pm 

  • Richard Fisher QC, Doughty Street Chambers
  • Tim Owen QC, Matrix Chambers
  • Kennedy Talbot QC, 33 Chancery Lane Chambers

At 3.45pm 

  • Martin Bentham, Evening Standard

Even though the deadline for written submissions was 25 February 2016, the inquiry status still shows open so, late submissions may still be considered. Please contact the committee if you have any queries. Latest written an oral evidence can be seen here.

For more information , visit the Home affairs Committee website.