Seizure of vehicles in multiple use of ARC

Paul acted for the Home Office in a case involving the seizure of several tractor and trailer units (and associated consignments of alcohol) involved in multiple use of ARC documentation (the transportation of excise goods duty free under bond).

The hire company which leased the trailer units was appealing the seizure of nearly half their fleet in numerous separate incidents involving shadow loads. However, the Magistrate’s Court upheld the seizure. The case is now coming up for Appeal.