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Archive: Challenging Penalties

Civil Penalties reduced by 75%

Millicent Dooher represented a Driver who had a civil penalty imposed following the discovery of 8 clandestine entrants. Despite the Driver having no documented checks of the vehicle, no vehicle security checklist and no spare security devices, Millicent Dooher was able to put forwards financial representations for the Driver and […]

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Operator and Driver Faced £12000 of Civil Penalties – All Cancelled on Appeal to the County Court

Barrister, Millicent Dooher successfully appealed the civil penalties imposed on this Company and their Driver. 10 clandestine entrants had been discovered in the trailer of the vehicle arriving in the UK. After a contested hearing, the Circuit Judge found that the statutory defence was made out and the penalties, totalling […]

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London LEZ Penalties Cancelled for 6-truck Slovak Operator

This small Slovakian Operator engaged in trans-European transport was hit with LEZ penalties totalling over €14,500. He found us on Google, and we took up his appeal, handled by Simon Clarke. On reading the result of his appeal our client sent this email, received this morning: “Good morning Simon, a […]

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£13,000 of Civil Penalties for Clandestine Entrants Removed by Border Force

Laura Newton represented a Company and Driver where Civil Penalties had been imposed in relation to 12 clandestine entrants being found in the vehicle when it entered the UK. A Notice of Objection was submitted for each penalty and we were able to demonstrate that the requirements of the Border […]

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Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) Penalties Cancelled on Appeal

Solicitor Laura Newton represented our German client who had received a number of ULEZ Penalties issued by TfL. An appeal was lodged with London Tribunals challenging the validity of the Notices. After considering the legal arguments put forward, TfL chose not to contest the appeal and agreed that the penalties […]

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Clandestine Entrants – Civil Penalty for Company Cancelled.

In this case the vehicle had entered the UK with 16 migrants in the vehicle. The company received a penalty of £28,800. The driver penalty was £9600. After a Notice of Objection, the Company Penalty was cancelled in full, the driver was reduced down to £288.

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£22,500 worth of London Low Emission Zone Penalties Cancelled

This large European haulier had incurred £22,500 in London Low Emission Zone penalties. These fines had been incurred after trucks belonging the company had been operated in the Low Emission Zone over several weeks. Smith Bowyer Clarke Road Transport Lawyers were contacted and were able to successfully challenge these penalties, […]

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£216,000 of London LEZ Penalties Cancelled after SBC Representations

A European haulier had been issued with 216 separate London Low Emission Zone penalties covering a period of a little over a year. The total value of the penalties stood at £216,000. Smith Bowyer Clarke Road Transport Lawyers took the case and immediately advanced detailed oral and written arguments against […]

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LEZ Penalties Successfully Cancelled After SBC Involvement

SBC were approached an EU resident who had received a number of London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) Penalty Charge Notices after visiting London on holiday. The total cost of these penalties was several thousand pounds. For a simple fixed fee SBC were able to prepare and submit detailed written representations […]

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