Bow Ye Investments Pty Ltd (in liq) v DPP (No 2): costs orders under the Confiscation Act 1997


Bow Ye Investments Pty Ltd (in liq) v DPP (No. 2) [2009] VSCA 278 A final word on the question of costs On 7 December 2009, the Court of Appeal (Warren CJ, Buchanan JA and Vickery AJA) delivered its unanimous decision in relation to section 133A of the Confiscation Act 1997. That section “governs” the award of costs in  confiscation proceedings. The thrust of … Continue reading Bow Ye Investments Pty Ltd (in liq) v DPP (No 2): costs orders under the Confiscation Act 1997

24th Trengganu Pty Ltd & Rizzo v DPP: effective control over interest in property (23 November 2009)


24th Trengganu Pty Ltd and Rizzo v DPP A further word on effective control  On 18 November 2009, the Supreme Court (Kaye J) delivered an important decision concerning effective control. The House The decision concerns two applications for exclusion. The first application was brought by Vitina Rizzo, the grandmother of the offender, Bartholomew Rizzo. In 1966, Vitina Rizzo and her husband were the … Continue reading 24th Trengganu Pty Ltd & Rizzo v DPP: effective control over interest in property (23 November 2009)

McMunn v DPP (No 2): costs orders in exclusion applications under the Confiscation Act 1997 (15 September 2009)


McMunn v DPP (No. 2) Costs in confiscation litigation On 8 September 2009, Harper J handed down an important decision concerning costs in McMunn v DPP [2009] VSC 379. In summary, after a trial, Harper J dismissed Mrs McMunn’s application for an exclusion order under s.20 of the Confiscation Act. Thereafter, the DPP applied for costs of the proceeding against Mrs McMunn. The application … Continue reading McMunn v DPP (No 2): costs orders in exclusion applications under the Confiscation Act 1997 (15 September 2009)

Morizio v DPP & Ferraro: extending time to make application for exclusion when delay not due to neglect of applicant (13 August 2009)


Morizio v DPP & Ferraro Extension of time On 27 July 2009, Osborn J handed down a ruling in relation to an application under s.51(3) of the Confiscation Act 1997, granting leave to third party applicants for exclusion to apply to exclude automatically forfeited property out of time. In summary, the applicants for exclusion, the grandparents of the offender, claim an interest in real estate which … Continue reading Morizio v DPP & Ferraro: extending time to make application for exclusion when delay not due to neglect of applicant (13 August 2009)