The defendants appealed confiscation orders saying that the court had taken account of their interests in the matrimonial home, and that this would prejudice the interest of others.
Held: Before the amendment to the section, the court had retained a discretion as to whther or not to include the value of a matrimonial home in the calculations. That discretion had disappeared. At that stage no human rights issue arose under article 8. That issue would only arise at a point where a sale of the home was sought to satisfy the order.
Lord Justice Latham Pitchers, Mr Justice Pitchers Mr Justice Royce
 EWCA Crim 2599, Times 03-Nov-2004,  1 WLR 122
England and Wales
Cited – May, Regina v HL 14-May-2008
The defendant had been convicted of involvement in a substantial VAT fraud, and made subject to a confiscation order. He was made subject to a confiscation order in respect of the amounts lost to the fraud where he was involved, but argued that the . .
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Criminal Sentencing, Human Rights
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