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- **Appeals Against Seizure ... The Process**
Customs Seizures & Lawyers
lf you have the misfortune to have your goods seized by UKBA and then put in an Appeal Against Seizure, you may have considered using a lawyer. Firstly you'll have to find one that will actually take your case .... not easy! Then you'll have to find one that actually understands the ramifications of CEMA and Cross-Border Shopping .... even more difficult to find.
Lawyers are not cheap ... average cost 200-250 pound an hour. For that you'd expect someone who actually knows their business but everyone who has contacted me with their tales of woe regarding their seized goods have not been satisfied at all with their experiences of the legal profession.
So, l decided to test some the lawyers out. l joined SWARB (4902 users) and put to them our actual case that we had won in 2007 (without lawyers) to see what sort of reaction and advise l got. The only thing l changed was the date of the case. l put it as though it had just happened and wanted advice on it and how to appeal.
The replies l got were interesting .... to say the least. Then l left it for a while as though my Appeal Against Seizure had gone in and l was waiting for a reply. When l got the 'reply' l then came back with the result.
. Have a look see for yourselves :)