THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG Centre for Comparative and Public Law & The Centre for Criminology Hong Kong Civil Forfeiture Project Seminar Series A Public Policy Research Grant funded by the Central Policy Unit and Research Grants Council joint seminar Civil Forfeiture in the United Kingdom Angela Leong Course Director, International Compliance Association, formerly of the UK Assets Recovery Agency ******** Sara Dayman Head of Restraint and Confiscation Unit & Partner, BDO Stoy Hayward LLP 22 November 2006 (Wednesday) 1:00 – 2:30 pm Senate Room, 10/F Knowles Building, HKU Space is limited, please register with Flora Leung by email at email@example.com All are Welcome! This is a joint seminar organized by the Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL) and the Centre for Criminology. This is also the third seminar of the Hong Kong Civil Forfeiture Project Seminar Series. We heard from International Experts from Ireland/Canada in the first seminar and from Australia/New Zealand in the second seminar on the forfeiture laws and experiences in their respective countries. In the spring of 2006, CCPL began research aimed at identifying the most effective laws and policies to eliminate and deter profit-making crime by means of interdicting crime-tainted property (i.e. the proceeds and instruments of serious crime). The topic of civil and criminal forfeiture is quite a technical and complex one. To appreciate the subject fully, it requires extensive research and consideration of the experiences from many different countries. The project’s Discussion Paper, further details of the background and rationale for this research, and a list of the Civil Forfeiture Focus Group members are available on the CCPL website at www.hku.hk/ccpl.