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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Section 244: Proceedings for recovery orders in Scotland

300.Section 244 provides that proceedings for civil recovery in Scotland will be taken by the Scottish Ministers (the enforcement authority) in the Court of Session. An application will be made by the Scottish Ministers to the Court of Session in respect of the property. The Scottish Ministers must serve the application on the respondent (the person who holds the property) and, unless the court dispenses with service, on any person who holds associated property which the Scottish Ministers wish to be subject to a recovery action. The application must either specify the property to which it relates or describe it in general terms, and state whether it is alleged to be recoverable property or associated property.

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