Date: Friday 21st April 2023
Time: 09:00
Venue: Merchant Hotel Belfast
Speakers: Gary Pons

Gary Pons will be on the speaker panel at the POCLA Belfast Forum, taking place on 21 April at the Merchant Hotel, Belfast.

To register for this event please email 
Featured sessions and speakers include: 

  • Opening Address by Kennedy Talbot KC

Case Law update:

  • Gary Pons, 5 St Andrew's Hill & Kennedy Talbot KC

What to expect from the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act

  • John Hartley and Lauren Bowkett, Shoosmiths LLP 

POCA and sanctions: how they fit together
Freezing, seizing, and forfeiting sanctioned assets: the current law, and options for reform

  • John Binns, BCL Solicitors LLP

Managing and Recovering Assets – A Practical Guide to Receiverships

  • Christine Bartlett, Richard Long & Co 

The day will end with a ‘Question Time’ style panel discussion on the POCA reforms recommended following the Law Commission review of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.  
Our panel of experts will be chaired by Kennedy Talbot KC and includes Gary Pons, John Binns, Lauren Bowkett, Gabriel Greene of GMcG Chartered Accountants and Allison Morris, Crime Correspondent for the Belfast Telegraph. Attendees are invited to submit questions before the event.
Following the event there will be a networking reception hosted by Shoosmiths.
The Belfast Forum is open to POCLA members only and costs just £50 (£30 for Government Employees) for the full day, including lunch.  To register for this event please email If you have not yet renewed your membership you will need to do that to be able to attend the event.