Tobacco and car seizure (H v A & B)

Paul acted for two non-smokers who had been stopped at Dover Docks with 20 kg of hard rolling tobacco which they claimed was for gifts for family and friends; the tobacco and car been seized on the grounds that the this was excessive, and therefore more likely to be intended for sale.

Paul worked with his clients to help them understand the court procedure. His approach to dealing with individuals, enabling them to focus on the legal issues, allowed his clients to develop the confidence to present their case to the Magistrate.

He successfully secured the return of the goods and the car in the Condemnation proceedings at Dover Magistrates’ Court.