Appointed Person under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Mr Greg McCourt

Biography

Mr Greg McCourt has been selected to the role of the “Appointed Person” under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Mr McCourt, a former solicitor and District Judge in Northern Ireland, takes up the role following an interview panel process. He has been jointly appointed by the Home Office Ministers, the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland and Scottish Ministers. His term of appointment will expire on 31 July 2022.

Appointed Person under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

The role of the Appointed Person was established providing assurance to Parliament, the Scottish Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly that independent scrutiny has been applied to reports of searches and seizures carried out under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 when prior judicial approval has not been given. The Appointed Person writes an annual report which draws general conclusions about the issues arising from relevant search and seizure reports and can also make appropriate recommendations about the exercise of the powers.