303. Restraint orders.

The High Court may make a restraint order in two situations1. First, it may make a restraint order where:

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    (1)     proceedings have been instituted in England and Wales for a relevant offence2;

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    (2)     the proceedings have not been concluded3;

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    (3)     an application for a restraint order is made to the High Court by the prosecutor4; and

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    (4)     a forfeiture order5 has been made, or it appears to the High Court that a forfeiture order may be made, in the proceedings for the offence6.

Secondly, the High Court may make a restraint order where:

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    (a)     a criminal investigation has been started