In this CAG thread. Sheila Harding reports a plane owner lost a claim and made to pay costs £36000.
This is not true. The defendants solicitors including Peter Felt.on-Gerber who represented bailiff Karl Smith, agreed to waive all their fees to avoid an appeal.
The appeal would have been on the court making an error of fact because the aircraft was taken into control without notice given when the bailiff admitted at court he saw the notice at the debtors previous address, yet attended the debtors current address to take control of the airplane.
The defence never explained where the 40k proceeds went after the creditor was contacted and confirmed they received nothing from Court Enforcement Services.
The bailiff under oath told the court during cross examination, he had worked for the Sheriffs office in Croydon for 16 years
The Sheriffs office has only existed since 2009 shortly after the Chris Badger/ Huntress Search debacle.
Sheila was unwilling to tell the CAG board there was never any conviction let alone a fine.Susan Oddy wrote:
Did the charge of 'Interference of controlled goods' brought before the Magistrates result in a fine?
The judgment made no mention because the magistrate ruled the goods were not controlled goods and therefore not guilty of the offence of interfering with them.