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Archive: Civil Penalties for Clandestine Entrants

Border Force Cancel Penalty for Clandestine Entrants on Appeal to County Court

A European haulier facing liability for a civil penalty which had been reduced following a successful appeal to Border Force appealed to the County Court on the basis they had an effective system in place and the level of the penalty was still too high. SBC lodged an appeal with […]

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Haulier Penalty Reduced by 45% and Driver Penalty Reduced by 95% after Written Representations by SBC

A European haulier facing liability for a civil penalty and also joint and several liability for their driver’s penalty following the discovery of clandestine entrants in one of their vehicle has a successful outcome following an to appeal to Border Force. Lisa Lyden-Cowan provided written representations to Border Force by […]

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Border Force Cancel Operator’s Penalty and Reduce Driver’s Penalty by 95% for Clandestine Entrants

A European haulier facing liability for a civil penalty and also joint and several liability for their driver’s penalty following the discovery of clandestine entrants in one of their vehicles has a successful outcome following an to appeal to Border Force. Lisa Lyden-Cowan provided written representations to Border Force by […]

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Civil Penalties For Clandestine Entrants Cancelled after Written Representations by SBC

An international haulier facing liability for a civil penalty and also joint and several liability for their driver’s penalty following the discovery of clandestine entrants in one of their vehicles has a successful outcome following an appeal to Border Force. Lisa Lyden-Cowan provided written representations to Border Force by way […]

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County Court Judge Agrees that Owner/Driver Should not Pay Penalties Both As Operator and Driver Caught with Clandestine Entrants.

An owner/driver haulier received two penalties following the discovery of clandestine entrants in their truck.  Border Force decided that the haulier should be penalised both as a driver and as an owner.  SBC were instructed to appeal against the double-imposition on the basis that, whilst the law allowed it, as […]

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Civil Penalty Reduced by over £10,000.00 on Financial Representations.

Millicent Dooher, barrister, made written representations on a financial basis for this European haulier and driver following the discovery of a number of clandestine entrants in the vehicle trailer. The Company did not meet the statutory defence, however neither the Company nor the Driver could afford to pay the penalties […]

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Another Clandestine Entrant Civil Penalty Success – Appeal allowed with costs

A European Haulier facing liability to a civil penalty imposed by Border Force of several thousand pounds, following the discovery of clandestine entrants (illegals) in their vehicle, has been successful in appealing the decision to the County Court. SBC were instructed to represent the haulier before the County Court where […]

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Clandestine Entrant Civil Penalty Success – Penalties Withdrawn with Costs Against the Secretary of State

A truck belonging to our client, a major European haulier, was found to contain a large number of clandestine entrants (‘illegals’) in the sealed trailer. Later another of their trucks suffered a similar incursion. As always, Border Force imposed substantial Civil Penalties against our client and their drivers, claiming that […]

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Civil Penalties Reduced by More than 50% Upon Financial Grounds Only

Millicent Dooher, barrister, submitted a Notice of Objection on behalf of this haulier and driver following large penalties being imposed after clandestine entrants were discovered within a vehicle trailer. These clients objected to the penalty on the level only, after accepting that they did not have in place a proper […]

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Civil Penalties Reduced by £9000 and Costs Awarded in Full

Millicent Dooher, barrister, represented this European Haulier at the Civil Penalty Appeal hearing before the Circuit bench. Having had 9 clandestine entrants found within the vehicle by Border Force, penalties totalling almost £20,000 were levied against the Company and Driver. Both Company and Driver appealed on the level of these […]

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