Syan Ventom Successful In Court Of Appeal

Published on 24/08/2020

The Court of Appeal held that the avoided costs of legitimate disposal of waste constitutes a pecuniary advantage under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, even where the waste was originally deposited lawfully.

The appeals of the two appellants were dismissed on that basis. Syan Ventom. instructed by the Environment Agency, prosecuted the case in the Crown Court and was led in the Court of Appeal by Kennedy Talbot QC.

Case reference [2020] EWCA Crim 1110.