Draconian and manifestly unjust: how the confiscation regime has developed

Sir Ivan Lawrence


Abstract


Article taken from a speech on the law of confiscation given by Sir Ivan Lawrence QC at the 26th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime at Jesus College, Cambridge, on September 5, 2008. Article by Sir Ivan Lawrence QC. Sir Ivan was a Member of Parliament for 21 years, and chaired the Home Affairs Select Committee dealing with issues of Law and Order for five years. A Queen's Counsel for 27 years, and a Recorder of the Crown Courts for 19 years, he practises at the Criminal Bar. Amicus Curiae is the Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies. The Journal is produced by the Society for Advanced Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

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