Clifford R Norris, Re; In the Matter of an Application By Teresa W Norris: CA 27 Jan 2000

After a drugs trial, the commissioners sought a confiscation order against the defendant’s assets. The defendant’s wife argued that the house was in reality hers. The trial judge found against her. In later proceedings enforce the order, the wife again sought to assert an interest. It was held that the provisions allowing such a challenge only applied where no prior opportunity to present a claimants case had been available. Here it would be wrong to allow her to try to re-litigate the issues.


Tuckey LJ


Gazette 10-Feb-2000, Times 25-Feb-2000, [2000] EWCA Civ 14, [2000] 1 WLR 1094




Drug Trafficking Offences Act 1986


England and Wales

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