R v S
Opus Law represented S who was charged with an offence of Money Laundering, whereby it was alleged that he conspired with eight others to acquire criminal property, namely a large quantity of prestige motor vehicles.
The offences spanned a period of over 3 years and centered around the allegation that S and others were using a loophole in the law which allows people suffering from certain disabilities to purchase a vehicle converted for their use by the fitment of hand controls free of VAT.
The case collapsed on what should have been the first day of trial when it emerged that two of the nine defendants had already been assured by HM Revenue & Customs that they would not face criminal trial for the alleged offences.
Case represented by Ben Jones, Opus Law.