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Explanatory Memorandum to Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

Proceeds of Crime

6.3.Articles 14 and 15amend Proceeds of Crime legislation to provide a power to require financial institutions to disclose information concerning the existence of a safe deposit box held by any person under investigation (Article 15). Article 16 extends powers currently only available in criminal confiscation investigations to civil recovery investigations to identify whether a solicitor has acted for the person under investigation and to require the solicitor to furnish details of his client.

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