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Bakac, Regina v: CACD 29 Jun 2017

Appeal from conviction for importing large volume of heroin. Judges: ickinbottom LJ, Holroyde J, Inman QC HHJ Citations: [2017] EWCA Crim 971 Links: Bailii Statutes: Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 170 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Crime Updated: 28 March 2022; Ref: scu.591206

Talbot v The Director of Border Revenue: FTTTx 14 Jun 2012

Customs Regulations – Endangered species; elephant’s tusk seized at airport; Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 s 49(1)(b), 139(1), 152(b); Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species 1973 (CITES); Council Regulation (EC) 338/97 Article 4(2) and Annex B; Council Regulation 709/2010; Commission Regulation (EC) 865/2006 Article 57; whether decision to refuse to restore one … Continue reading Talbot v The Director of Border Revenue: FTTTx 14 Jun 2012

Young v The Home Office: FTTTx 23 Mar 2015

FTTTx Restoration appeal – Claim by appellant for restoration of suitcase and contents – Whether Tribunal has jurisdiction to hear appeal – No evidence of seizure that could engage Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 and/or Finance Act 1994 – Not within jurisdiction of Tribunal – Appeal struck out under rule 8 of the Tribunal … Continue reading Young v The Home Office: FTTTx 23 Mar 2015

Regina v Forbes (Giles): HL 20 Jul 2001

The defendant had been convicted of evading a prohibition on importing articles of an obscene or indecent nature. He had been unaware of whether the articles were indecent images of children, or otherwise obscene images. Since the provisions which made these unlawful and therefore prohibited were so different, he claimed it was necessary to have … Continue reading Regina v Forbes (Giles): HL 20 Jul 2001

Regina v Khan; Regina v Lockett: CACD 12 Mar 2009

The defendants appealed against confiscation orders made on conviction for dealing with goods with intent to defraud the CandE of payable duty namely in bringing in excess numbers of cigarettes. Held: The appeal succeeded. In many cases the Customs and Excise had prosecuted on a basis which was invalidated by the alteration of the 1992 … Continue reading Regina v Khan; Regina v Lockett: CACD 12 Mar 2009

Varma, Regina v: SC 10 Oct 2012

The defendant had been convicted of offences under the 1979 Act, but then conditionally discharged. He had appealed against a confiscation order. The prosecutor now appealed against an order quashing the confiscation. Held: The appeal was allowed. The answer lay in the important distinction between situations where the court was exercising a discretion, and where … Continue reading Varma, Regina v: SC 10 Oct 2012

Briggs-Price, Regina v: HL 29 Apr 2009

The applicant appealed against a confiscation order made on the basis of evidence obtained for and given in a trial that he had profited from the importation of cannabis. He had not faced trial on an associated charge, but had been convicted of conspiracy on the importation of heroin. Held: The court need not rely … Continue reading Briggs-Price, Regina v: HL 29 Apr 2009

Becker v Finanzamt Muenster-Innenstadt: ECJ 19 Jan 1982

ECJ It would be incompatible with the binding effect which article 189 of the EEC treaty ascribes to directives to exclude in principle the possibility of the obligation imposed by it being relied upon by persons concerned. Particularly in cases in which the community authorities have, by means of a directive, placed member states under … Continue reading Becker v Finanzamt Muenster-Innenstadt: ECJ 19 Jan 1982

The United States of America v Nolan: SC 21 Oct 2015

Mrs Nolan had been employed at a US airbase. When it closed, and she was made redundant, she complained that the appellant had not consulted properly on the redundancies. The US denied that it had responsibility to consult, and now appealed. Held: The appeal failed (Lord Carnworth dissenting). That the exact situation might not have … Continue reading The United States of America v Nolan: SC 21 Oct 2015

SC Nicktrans Srl v Director of Border Revenue: FTTTx 25 Apr 2015

Excise Duty – restoration – Customs Excise and Management Act 1979 sections 88 and 139 – adaptation of vehicle for purpose of concealment of goods – seizure and confiscation of vehicle – refusal of restoration – Romanian owner denied knowledge of adaptation – s 16 Finance Act 1994 – whether the review officer had taken … Continue reading SC Nicktrans Srl v Director of Border Revenue: FTTTx 25 Apr 2015

Mackle, Regina v: SC 29 Jan 2014

Several defendants appealed against confiscation orders made against them on convictions for avoiding customs and excise duty by re-importing cigarettes originally intended for export. They had accepted the orders being made by consent, but now appealed saying that the consent had been given following inaccurate legal advice. Held: The appeals were allowed. The fact that … Continue reading Mackle, Regina v: SC 29 Jan 2014

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