Workshop for senior magistrates from Barbados & the Eastern Caribbean #supremecourt #barbados #judiciary #ukinbarbados

Chief Justice (Ag) Peter Williams will give the opening address at a workshop for magistrates from the Eastern Caribbean at the Supreme Court on Monday 2 April. The two day workshop will focus on Forfeiture, Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime, with practical examples of how legislation can be used for confiscation of assets.

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Some twenty magistrates from Barbados, the independent countries of the OECS and British Overseas Territories Anguilla, British Virgin Islands and Montserrat, will be given practical training and guidance in the areas of civil cash seizure and forfeit and money laundering by James Dennison, a leading UK barrister specialising in this area of law.

Mr Dennison is a recognised expert and appears regularly for the Crown Prosecution Service, foreign governments (via the CPS), HM Revenue & Customs, the Department for Work & Pensions, the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the Serious Fraud Office. Whilst in the region, he will also be delivering advocacy training dealing with confiscation and restraint matters in mock court hearings.

For the past two years the Eastern Caribbean Financial Investigation Advisory Team (ECFIAT), a UK funded initiative, based in the British High Commission Barbados, has been involved in raising the awareness of tackling serious crime through pragmatic application of Forfeiture, Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime legislations.

ECFIAT aims to increase this awareness within the investigative, prosecutorial and criminal justice processes, in every jurisdiction of the independent Eastern Caribbean. As part of this initiative, ECFIAT is hosting the magistrates’ workshop in Barbados, one of a series of interventions working with the judiciary, prosecutors and investigators.

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