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Grosvenor Court
Foregate Street Chester
Cheshire CH1 1HG
DX: 19990 Chester


Shrewsbury 01743 443043

Lakeside House
Oxon Business Park
Shrewsbury SY3 5HJ
DX: 148563 Shrewsbury 14

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Airport City, Manchester 0161 537 3324

Offices 204 and 205
Manchester Business Park
3000 Aviator Way
Manchester M22 5TG

Clandestine Entrants

A ‘clandestine entrant’ is an illegal immigrant hidden in a vehicle to try and avoid UK border controls.

If clandestine entrants are found in a vehicle, both the driver and the vehicle operator face a civil penalty of up to £2,000 per entrant. If the penalties are not paid, the vehicle is seized.

Our specialist team has been helping client fight clandestine entrant cases since the law was introduced, including in the Court of Appeal.

We can help with case presentation, negotiation and, where required, appeals against civil penalties. We can also advise on the systems and procedures that the UK Border Authority expects vehicle operators to have in place to prevent clandestine entrants gaining access to their vehicles, and which, if implemented and maintained correctly, make it easier to defend a case.

Tim Culpin Tim Culpin

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01244 405533

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