[29/01/18] ADVOCATE PAUL LOCKWOOD AWARDED LAW OFFICERS PRO BONO LEGAL AWARD 2017
A partner at Lefebvre Chambers has won the Law Officers Pro Bono Legal Award for 2017. Advocate Paul Lockwood who was called to the Guernsey Bar in January 2005, received the award at the dinner following the annual sitting of Chief Pleas which marks the start of the Royal Court year.
HM Procureur Megan Pullum QC, as head of the Guernsey Bar, had again invited members to submit entries for the community legal award, which recognises voluntary work done by its members.
In connection with his pro bono work for the Citizens Advice Bureau, Advocate Lockwood has for many years given freely of his time and expertise to support a number of people who would not otherwise have had access to legal advice.
Megan Pullum QC was delighted to announce him as the winner of the 2017 award and to extend her congratulations to the other nominees.
"This year is the third year that the Law Officers have decided to initiate such an award, and we were delighted to receive nominations both for individual advocates and firms. We hope that this award will inspire and challenge other advocates and firms to think about how their legal skills and standing might serve our local community."
[08/12/17] GUERNSEY LAW OFFICERS ANNOUNCE FIRST-TIME FORFEITED ASSET SHARING WITH THE UNITED STATES
Guernsey announced during a visit to the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. on the 8th December 2017, that it will share with the United States government approximately $14.3 million recovered while assisting U.S. prosecutors and investigators with two U.S. criminal cases in which money was laundered via Guernsey.
The $14.3 million represents one half of the net proceeds recovered in Guernsey, stemming from the two U.S. criminal cases. The other half of the confiscated assets will be retained by Guernsey under the US/Guernsey Asset Sharing Agreement made in 2015 between the respective governments.
Guernsey Attorney General (H.M. Procureur) Megan M.E. Pullum, Q.C., and Solicitor General (H.M. Comptroller) Robert M. Titterington, Q.C., made the announcement during a visit with officials of the Department of Justice's Criminal Division.
H.M Procureur Megan Pullum Q.C. said:
"This case illustrates the dedication and persistence of Guernsey law enforcement authorities in working with overseas authorities and in successfully bringing a case to conclusion despite the process taking several years. It is an excellent example of successfully tracing and identifying proceeds of crime across jurisdictions and of repatriating such proceeds. Guernsey has an ongoing and exemplary commitment to international co-operation and mutual legal assistance and we are therefore extremely pleased to announce this asset share."