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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Section 344: Courts

506.This section specifies the court which is responsible for the hearing of applications relating to the different types of investigation: the Crown Court in respect of confiscation and money laundering investigations and the High Court in respect of civil recovery investigations. Sections 351, 362, 369 and 375 have supplementary provisions regarding practice and procedure in relation to such applications. In England and Wales these only relate to those applications for investigation orders which would come before the Crown Court, as no provision is needed for the High Court. In Northern Ireland, the supplementary provisions apply to all applications for orders, whether in the Crown Court or the High Court .

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