- Limitations on piercing corporate veil in confiscation proceedings
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- What was the background to the appeal?
- What issues did this case raise?
- What were the main legal arguments put forward?
- What did the Court of Appeal decide, and why?
- To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law on piercing the corporate veil in confiscation proceedings?
- Are there still any grey areas/unresolved issues lawyers will need to watch out for in this area? If so, how can these be avoided?
- What are the implications for corporate crime lawyers?
- What practical lessons can those advising take away from this case?
Corporate Crime analysis: Edward Henry, barrister at QEB Hollis Whiteman, examines the Court of Appeal’s decision in Boyle Transport (Northern Ireland) Ltd v R; Boyle and another v R that the judge made an error during confiscation proceedings in piercing the corporate veil and appointing an enforcement receiver.
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