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UK courts likely to revoke hundreds of fines levied against businesses that defied COVID lockdowns

Wed May 11, 2022 – 9:05 pm EDT

(LifeSiteNews) — Hundreds of small business owners who defied England’s COVID-19 lockdown orders may see their imposed fines revoked, according to a defense attorney racking up dozens of victories for clients.

Lucinda Nicholls, a lawyer for Nicholls & Nicholls in London, has endeavored to defend these businesses in court and has been quite successful, according to the Daily Mail.

So far, 23 of 25 cases against her clients have collapsed and the remaining two are being appealed. Further, more than 800 other businesses possess “strong cases” for possible challenges.

The legal vulnerabilities of the imposed fines have been attributed to law enforcement authorities being ignorant of exemptions to complex lockdown regulations that often changed, according to The Times.

Gyms that were fined for remaining open during lockdown periods are particularly well placed to have their penalties rescinded, Nicholls indicated.

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