Criminal Justice Act 2011

Author:Ms Bríd Munnelly
Profession:Matheson Ormsby Prentice

Originally published in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Newsletter Winter 2011.

In our Summer 2011 newsletter we predicted that the proposed Criminal Justice Act 2011 (which had not yet been enacted) would speed up the Director of Corporate Enforcement's (the "Director") investigation of Anglo Irish Bank. On 27 July 2011, Judge Kelly was updated by the Director on progress on his investigation and, having been informed that it was hoped that the investigation will be substantially completed by late-December 2011, agreed to extend the deadline on warrants originally granted in 2009, until the end of 2011.

Shortly after the commencement of the Criminal Justice Act 2011, on 9 August 2011, our prediction was realised when the Director made a successful application under the Criminal Justice Act 2011 to the District Court aimed at securing the cooperation of the developer Gerald Conlan who, the Director noted, had not previously acceded to the Director's requests for certain...

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