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Unexplained Wealth Orders—effective tool or over-complicated and unfair?

Unexplained Wealth Orders—effective tool or over-complicated and unfair?
Published on: 24 June 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Unexplained Wealth Orders—effective tool or over-complicated and unfair?
  • Why do you think UWO’s have been so sparsely used (twice) since they came into force? What was the reasoning for them being used in those cases?
  • What are the main barriers to obtaining UWOs under the current framework?
  • How effective a tool is a UWO in practice? How can this be improved? Are there any alternative instruments to UWOs in force and why may they be preferable?
  • What are the challenges faced by those subjected to a UWO?
  • Would you expect UWOs to become more frequently used in the future?

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: Since they were introduced in January 2018, Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) have only been obtained on two occasions. Louise Hodges, partner and practice area leader of criminal litigation and Edmund Smyth, senior associate in criminal litigation at Kingsley Napley LLP provide comment and analysis of UWOs. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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