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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Director’s receivers

Section 52: Appointment

103.Where the Director is enforcing a confiscation order, the main enforcement tool will be the appointment of a receiver (the Director will also be able to make requests for assistance outside the jurisdiction and have a term of imprisonment in default imposed).

104.Subsection (3) requires the Crown Court, in all cases where section 52 applies, to make an order authorising the Director to appoint any person as receiver to enforce the confiscation order. Thus, the court will authorise the appointment of a receiver but it will be for the Director to decide on who is appointed.

Section 53: Powers

105.Section 53 enables the Crown Court to confer certain powers on the Director’s receiver. The powers are the same as those that the Crown Court may confer on a person appointed as enforcement receiver under section 50, on the application of the prosecutor.

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