London Borough of Barnet v Kamyab [2021] EWCA Crim 543

This was an appeal from a confiscation order following a conviction for breach of a planning enforcement notice and it raised two discrete issues. The Court of Appeal considered the scope and effect of the judgment handed down by a previous constitution of the court in R v Panayi (Andrew) [2019] 2 Cr App R (S) 21, which was itself the subject of a video case review in the CrimeCast series: ‘The Top 50 Cases of 2019’. And the court also reviewed its powers on an appeal by the prosecution under s.31(1) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 from a confiscation order made in the Crown Court (as distinct from a prosecution appeal under s.31(2) against a refusal to make a confiscation order). Specifically, the Court of Appeal had to decide whether it had power to remit the case to the Crown Court.

ADDED Wednesday 28th April 2021