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Criminal Finances Act 2017: A Guide To the New Law

ISBN13: 9781784460914
Published: August 2017
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £59.95

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Criminal Finances Act 2017 is a new legislation guide which explains how the Criminal Finances Bill (which amends the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002) will affect your clients' business, how your firm will need to advise on it, as well as the effects it will have on your own firm.

Composed of two parts: part one includes expert commentary on the Bill, breaking it down point-by-point; and part two reproduces the full text of the Criminal Finances Bill.

This essential guide will help your firm:

  • avoid corporate failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion
  • advise your clients on statutory defences
  • advise your clients on the new unexplained wealth orders
  • understand the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and the money laundering regulations 2007 as amended by the new Act, in particular the duties of solicitors to submit suspicious activity reports.

Criminal Law, Money Laundering
1. Background, overview, scheme of the Act
2. New offence: failing to prevent the facilitation of UK tax evasion
3. Foreign tax evasion
4. Defences
5. Penalties and sentencing
6. Unexplained wealth orders and politically exposed persons
7. Suspicious activity reports and information sharing
8. Main amendments to POCA regime, including 'gross human rights abuses'
9. Anti-terrorism measures
Appendix 1: The Criminal Finances Act 2017
Appendix 2 :HMRC guidance, hypothetical case studies
Appendix 3: HMRC guidance on prevention measures
Appendix 4: Explanatory notes on new powers, and obstruction offences.