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Policing and Crime Act 2009

Section 62 Limitation

320.Section 62 provides for the limitation period for actions for the civil recovery of property obtained through unlawful conduct under Chapter 2 of Part 5 of POCA to be extended from 12 years to 20 years by amendment of section 27A(2) of the Limitation Act 1980 which applies in England and Wales. The new limitation period will apply to causes of action which accrued before the commencement of this section, but not if those causes of action were time-barred by the previous 12 year limitation period.

321.Section 62 makes equivalent provision to the legislation applicable to Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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