Minshall v Revenue and Customs Commissioners and others

Sentence – Confiscation order. The claimant's claim for a payment under the law of restitution of £80,000 and damages for false imprisonment in relation to a period of two days which he had spent in prison for failing to pay the sum due under a confiscation order had been struck out. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the claimant's appeal, held that, in the circumstances, the claimant had no case in restitution and the claim in false imprisonment also failed. Accordingly, the judge had been right that the claimant's claims should be struck out.

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