Trinity Barrister Published in the Institute of Licensing Journal
Charles' article, entitled "POCA shocker: unforeseen effects of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002", focusses on the often overlooked implications and financial penalties of the draconian Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 on unwary licensed trade operators.
Whilst the legislation is aimed at criminals, licensed trade operators are often caught by its far reaching provisions. Charles examines the 2002 Act and relevant case law, including Confiscation Orders, Regulatory Offences, Proportionality and Abuse of Process. The article is of interest to licensed traders, licensing practitioners, consultants, solicitors and barristers.
Charles is a Member of the Institute of Licensing and is regularly recognised in the leading legal directories for his Licensing expertise: “Licensing forms a large part of his broad civil practice and he has developed expertise across the full range of licensing matters. He is respected both for his tenacity and his strong advocacy skills.” "Charles has a gift for dealing with the uncomfortable truth head on. He pulls no punches in his advice, and is highly valued for that." Licensing Band 1, Chambers UK 2017.