Customs and Excise Seizures by Border Force

Our regulatory solicitors are experienced in advising importers and hauliers when goods and the vehicles used to transport them are stopped and seized by Border Force for irregularities with documents and duty.

We can advise on procedural issues and make contact with the Post Seizure Unit to clarify the grounds for the seizure and work with you to provide missing information and rectification of administrative errors to ensure that the cargo and vehicle is released at the earliest opportunity.

Where an error in stating ABV has been made by a wholesaler or vineyard we can obtain the necessary statements to correct the mistake.

Delays at customs can be extremely expensive to businesses and there are also strict timescales in force. If you fail to respond to a Seizure Information Notice within one month your goods can be lawfully disposed of. Prompt action is required as soon as you become aware that your goods or vehicle have been seized.

We are experienced in:

  • Restoration
    Requests;
  • Condemnation
    Proceedings.

If you require legal advice, please do not hesitate our regulatory law solicitors listed below and we would be happy to advise you.

Our Experts

Lauren Day

Partner, Solicitor & Head of Dispute Resolution

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Caroline Palacio

Senior Associate Solicitor and Head of Insolvency & Business Recovery

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Maria Evans

Associate Solicitor

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Conor Maher

Solicitor

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Florence Shoemaker

Trainee Solicitor

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Jane Renshaw

Secretary

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Our specialist teams can provide full service legal advice and assistance, providing practical and cost-effective solutions.

Our offices

Bournemouth
302 Charminster Road Bournemouth Dorset BH8 9RU
01202 525333 Contact
London
Office 309 107 – 111 Fleet Street London EC4A 2AB
02039 784720 Contact
Poole
14a Haven RoadCanford Cliffs, Poole Dorset BH13 7LP
01202 709898 Contact
Ringwood
Monmouth Court Southampton Road, Ringwood Hampshire BH24 1HE
01425 484848 Contact
Swanage
55 High Street Swanage Dorset BH19 2LT
01929 422233 Contact
Wimborne
39a East Street Wimborne Dorset BH21 1DX
01202 057676 Contact