Search Legislation

The Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made).

Inadequacy of realisable property

22.—(1) If, on an application in respect of a confiscation order b y —

(a)the defendant, or

(b)a receiver appointed under Article 31 or 34 or in pursuance of a charging order,

the High Court is satisfied that the realisable property is inadequate for the payment of any amount remaining to be recovered under the order, the Court shall issue a certificate to that effect, giving the Court’s reasons.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)—

(a)in the case of realisable property held by a person who has been adjudged bankrupt the Court shall take into account the extent to which any property held by him may be distributed among creditors; and

(b)the Court may disregard any inadequacy in the realisable property which appears to the Court to be attributable wholly or partly to anything done by the defendant for the purpose of preserving any property held by a person to whom the defendant had directly or indirectly made a gift caught by this Order from any risk of realisation under this Order.

(3) Where a certificate has been issued under paragraph (1), the person who applied for it may apply—

(a)where the confiscation order was made by the Crown Court, to that Court; and

(b)where the confiscation order was made by a court of summary jurisdiction, to a court of summary jurisdiction for the same county court division,

for the amount to be recovered under the confiscation order to be reduced.

(4) The Crown Court shall, on an application under paragraph (3)—

(a)substitute for the amount to be recovered under the confiscation order such lesser amount as the Court thinks just in all the circumstances of the case; and

(b)substitute for the term of imprisonment or detention fixed under section 35(1)(c) of the [1945 c. 15 (N.I.).] Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1945 in respect of the amount to be recovered under the confiscation order a shorter term determined in accordance with that section (as it has effect by virtue of Article 13) in respect of the lesser amount.

(5) A court of summary jurisdiction shall, on an application under paragraph (3), substitute for the amount to be recovered under the order such lesser amount as the court thinks just in all the circumstances of the case.

(6) Crown Court rules, magistrates' courts rules and rules of court may make provision—

(a)for the giving of notice of any application under this Article; and

(b)for any person appearing to the court to be likely to be affected by any exercise of its powers under this Article to be given an opportunity to make representations to the court.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources