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Criminal Finances Act 2017


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9 August 2017

The Law Society


234 x 156 mm
272 pages

Criminal Finances Act 2017
A Guide To The New Law

Hugo Daniel Lodge


Criminal Finances Act 2017 is a legislation guide which explains how the Criminal Finances Act (which amends the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002) will affect your clients' businesses, 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 Act and breaking it down point-by-point; and part two reproduces the full text of the Criminal Finances Act.

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 how the Act amends the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Money Laundering regulations 2007, in particular the duties of solicitors to submit suspicious activity reports.


1. Background and overview of the Criminal Finances Act 2017

2. New offence: failing to prevent the facilitation of UK tax evasion

3. Foreign tax evasion

4. Defences

5. Penalties and sentencing for corporate offenders

6. Unexplained wealth orders and politically exposed persons

7. Suspicious activity reports, disclosure and information sharing

8.The POCA regime overhauled'

9 Counter-terrorism

Appendix 1: The Criminal Finances Act 2017

Appendix 2: Tackling tax evasion; Government guidance for the corporate offence of failure to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion (extracts);

Appendix 3:Criminal Finances Act – Explanatory notes (extracts);

Appendix 4: Further reading

About the Author

Hugo Daniel Lodge is a barrister who works at the cutting edge of white collar and corporate crime and is experienced in defending high profile corporate clients from prosecution and investigation. He recently advised a leading sports personality and politicians in respect of a Metropolitan Police investigation into phone-hacking. Hugo is lead associate in financial crime at the FCA.