UK Unexplained Wealth Orders – a landmark legal challenge

Introduction

Date: 13 August 2018. Duration: 8:37

Details of a 16 million pound ten-year luxury shopping bill hogged the headlines surrounding a High Court challenge against the UK’s first so-called Unexplained Wealth Orders. But the case also threw up a number of important and interesting legal arguments that could dictate how these orders work in future. Ana Rita Rego, MLex’s London Managing Editor, and Corruption Correspondent Ben Lucas discuss these arguments and take a look at what the forthcoming judgement is likely to focus on.

For more insight:

'Extraordinary' spending suggests illicit income, UK police say in wealth order challenge (26 July 2018)

Debut challenge to UK 'unexplained wealth orders' puts definitions to the test (3 August 2018)