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Time limit in applications under the Forfeiture Act 1982 (Challen v Challen)

Time limit in applications under the Forfeiture Act 1982 (Challen v Challen)
Published on: 02 June 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
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Private Client analysis: The case concerned an application for relief from forfeiture made by an applicant who had been convicted of murdering her husband, where the conviction was subsequently quashed and a conviction for manslaughter substituted. The court held that the statutory time limit of three months in which to bring an application ran from the date of the manslaughter conviction, not the earlier murder conviction—and that time ran from the date of final sentencing, not the date of plea. The court also reviewed the applicable principles and authorities in considering whether to grant such an application. Written by Leslie Blohm QC, barrister, at St John’s Chambers. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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