Part of The Petherbridge Bassra Group

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Awarded to Sarah Batty

and Ben Jones.

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Petherbridge Bassra Solicitors Limited is a Company registered in England and Wales under Company Number 9049249. The registered office is Vintry House, 18-24 Piccadilly, Bradford BD1 3LS. A list of Directors is open to inspection at the registered office. The Company is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as a licensed body law practice under number 613817. ‘Petherbridge Bassra’, ‘Opus Law’, ‘Brimble & Co’, ‘Bird & Daniels’ and ‘SH Dad & Co’ are trading names of Petherbridge Bassra Solicitors Limited.

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R v C, K

The court heard that the organised crime group migrated from smuggling tobacco to “missing trader” and fraud, operated through three Birmingham “front” companies, whose turnover exceeded £185m in just seven months. This led to a parallel, but separate, investigation being launched by Customs officers, who identified more than £200m of missing trader money being laundered through a firm of solicitors.

 

In the first trial, two of the defendants were found guilty of evading excise duty of £750,000 following the seizure of 2.4 tons of hand-rolling tobacco at Dover. In the second trial, a third pleaded guilty to cheating the public revenue of £5.17m in a missing trader fraud. Charges against both our clients were dismissed.

Case represented by the Opus Law Team.