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Whether the respondents had known or suspected that arrangement would be contrary to Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

R v GH [2015] UKSC 24

Related Member(s):
Mark Summers QC, Tim Owen QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Crime and Regulatory Law
Court:

The Court unanimously allowed the appeal, finding that the respondents were entering into or becoming concerned in an arrangement which they knew or suspected would facilitate the retention, use or control of criminal property, contrary to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, s 328(1). It clarified that in the present case, the character of the money – although lawful at the moment of payment – changed on being paid into the bank accounts.

Tim Owen QC and Mark Summers QC were involved in this case.