Car Clocking Case Dropped Against Our Client

Rachel Hobba

24 May 2024

Defendants were charged with conspiracy to supply or sell motor vehicles whose mileage had been altered by dishonestly making false representations that the vehicles had travelled fewer miles than they had. 

This act is also known as car clocking. It is illegal to wind back the odometer on a high-mileage car. This is usually done to increase the apparent value and asking price of an older used car. The total loss in this case amounted to thousands and thousands of pounds.

Our client was alleged to have provided bank accounts to allow the proceeds from the sale of the vehicles to be entered into them.

Due to the delay both in bringing proceedings and gaining a trial date and other aspects of the case, lengthy written representations were made.

Trading Standards took the view that no evidence should be offered. This case involved the careful consideration of thousands of pages of evidence.

Rachel Hobba was the solicitor with conduct of this case. She instructed Jess Ward of 2 Beford Row Chambers. 

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