Forfeiture Rule: Consultation Paper (pdf and Word)
The forfeiture rule prevents a person who has unlawfully killed another from inheriting from their victim or acquiring another financial benefit from the death. It expresses community’s extreme disapproval of homicide and the fundamental principle that crime should not pay.
On 29 October 2013, the Attorney-General asked the Victorian Law Reform Commission to review the common law rule of forfeiture and propose legislative reform. In the consultation paper of March 2014, we discussed three approaches to legislative reform and invited submissions.
Download The Forfeiture Rule consultation paper (pdf)
Download The Forfeiture Rule consultation paper (Word)