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Balancing forfeiture and fairness

The Forfeiture Act prevents any person who has unlawfully killed another from benefitting from the death they have caused.

But what happens when a broad application of the Act would lead to a disproportionate punishment? Associate Rebecca Waterhouse considers Amos v Mancini and the court's willingness to strive for fairness.

To read more, visit Spear's Wealth Management Magazine.

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