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Murria Solicitors is the trading name of Murria Solicitors Limited.

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A Taxing Problem - DVLA Error Proves Costly

Mar 7 2011


Our client was stopped by the Metropolitan Police, who were carrying out routine checks on cars using the Automatic Vehicle Registration Recognition system.

The Police Officers saw there was a current tax disc on display but alleged it was fraudulent. Our client protested that the tax disc was genuine; he did not know why the Police National Computer system said otherwise but was arrested on suspicion of fraud.

Our client was bailed pending further enquiries. The Police then made enquiries with the DVLA and it transpired that the tax disc was in fact genuine and that the DVLA had failed to register the tax disc on their system.

We were instructed to pursue a claim for wrongful arrest against the Police but pursued it against the DVLA because it was their error that caused our client to be arrested by the Police.

We managed to secure an out of Court settlement for our client in the sum of £2,000 plus payment of his legal costs.

The claim was handled by Mr G S Kang, who commented about the case, “This was a classic claim in which a party has been held liable for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment even though that party did not actually carry out the arrest. The Police cannot be held to blame if the information given to them is wrong.”

If you require advice and assistance on a claim for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment etc, please contact Mr G S Kang on 0121 200 2818 or by email on gkang@murria.co.uk

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