Magistrates’ Court

Magistrates’ Court Bailiff Advice

We have years of experience helping people to stop bailiffs actions and remove bailiff fees in connection with Magistrates’ Court fines. We can do this by having your case reopened, we can assist you making a application to reopen your case and Stop bailiffs or Enforcement Officers. Recent cases e.g. “Groarke v Fontaine”, presiding Judge  Sir David Eady  applied the relevant Mitchell principles and  stated that the court was able to be flexible given that a changing defence wasted no court resources and inconvenienced no other court users.

In the case of Engel v Netherland the Court set out 3 criteria  for determining criminal “charges” and meaning of criminal classification of the offense in the law of the respondent state, b) the nature of the offence; c) the possible punishment. In Funke v France states that if the contracting state classifies the act as criminal, then it is automatically so for the purposes of article 6. Most cases in Magistrates’s Court are criminal nature and fall within the scope of Human Rights. Therefore, making a good application will always ensure your case is re-opened. Once your application is accepted, the original proceedings, conviction &/or sentenced will be set aside (become avoid). Following the case is re-opened your fines/penalties quashed, the Court will remove bailiff fees and the case start from the begining.

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A Magistrate Court fine  relates to a criminal offence and typically, will be for such offences as follows:

Driving a vehicle without valid road fund licence or  MOT.
Failure to provide driver identity.
Using a TV without a valid TV license.
Driving in excess of the legal speed limit.
Failing to pay a train fare.
Using a mobile phone whilst driving.
We provide bailiff advice and help remove bailiff fees. Contact us on 0113 858 0098 advice and preparation of application.