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05-2-2019 6:34 pm  #1


Letter regarding Court Proceedings

Hi, my mate received a letter today asking if he still wants to continue with his appeal and scaremongering him with regards to possible costs. He ignored an earlier 1 off BF as you advised and he was wondering if he should do the same with this? They’ve give him till the 11th to respond. Is appeal was put in on the 29/10/18.
Any advise would be much appreciated.
Thanks

 

05-2-2019 9:06 pm  #2


Re: Letter regarding Court Proceedings

Pete345 wrote:

Hi, my mate received a letter today asking if he still wants to continue with his appeal and scaremongering him with regards to possible costs. He ignored an earlier 1 off BF as you advised and he was wondering if he should do the same with this? They’ve give him till the 11th to respond. Is appeal was put in on the 29/10/18.
Any advise would be much appreciated.
Thanks

Yep ignore!

Has he got the officers notebook copy yet by way of the SAR?
 


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05-2-2019 9:31 pm  #3


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He never got a Sar as he never had an interview. The officer kept saying it was for commercial purposes and that’s why it was confiscated. I told him he should of took the interview but he panicked as he had no way of getting home from airport apart from with me.

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05-2-2019 10:02 pm  #4


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Well if he is appealing this he needs to know what he's appealing, like any reasons on his paperwork for seizure.

You can't go to court and argue a case for which you have no info.

They're always going to say it's for commercial reasons 'cos pretty much that's all they can seize it for. You need the reasons why they classed it as commercial.


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06-2-2019 6:11 am  #5


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Can he apply for SAR now? If so I’ll tell him to get it done ASAP. Thanks

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06-2-2019 7:59 am  #6


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Pete345 wrote:

Can he apply for SAR now? If so I’ll tell him to get it done ASAP. Thanks

Apply for a SAR anytime, whether you have a case pending or not. It's wise to get a SAR anytime after you are stopped, whether goods seized or not. 

Be warned though, it can take forever for the bloody things to arrive, and then after much badgering.
 


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06-2-2019 3:53 pm  #7


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Ok thanks, the letter says he will face no costs if he pulls out now, do you know if that is the case or if he his likely to get a fine anyway? He’s half thinking of cutting his losses and walking away.
Cheers

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06-2-2019 5:07 pm  #8


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he won't face any court costs, but will probably still be facing a large duty penalty and bill.
So wont be cutting his losses imo.
 


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06-2-2019 5:35 pm  #9


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That’s what I said.The way they’ve worded it makes it sound like he can walk away with no penalties- that and the threat of £2500 court costs was making him think of backing out.
Thanks

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06-2-2019 5:53 pm  #10


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He'll almost certainly get a duty fine and penalty.

Was it 6kgs? That's about 1400 quid plus a penalty of about 800


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06-2-2019 6:02 pm  #11


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Yeah 6kg. Do you have the link for the latest SAR download?, I seen it on the site somewhere yesterday but can’t seem to find it.
Thanks

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06-2-2019 6:31 pm  #12


Re: Letter regarding Court Proceedings

Pete345 wrote:

Yeah 6kg. Do you have the link for the latest SAR download?, I seen it on the site somewhere yesterday but can’t seem to find it.
Thanks

In the Help section:-

http://n2d.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=1913

Be patient, it can sometimes take a few secs to download. Don't forget you now need a 'notarised' passport photo and if they ask where the form came from just say off the net somewhere.
 


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06-2-2019 7:21 pm  #13


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Ok no worries, thanks for your help.

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