Money laundering and the matrimonial home
R E X - v - REBECCA THOMPSON makes for an interesting confiscation decision concerning a convicted wife's interest in the matrimonial home held in her husband's sole name.
The Court of Appeal held that the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 was wholly irrelevant to the confiscation proceedings and instead,
- S84 PoCA 2002 applied.
Along with caselaw
- Such as Stack v Dowden.
The prosecution had not produced any evidence in the confiscation to rebut the position that the husband had sole ownership of the property.
The confiscation order based on her having a 45% interest in the property was therefore quashed.
R E X - v - REBECCA THOMPSON
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