Our client had purchased an expensive vehicle from another party. That party was soon after charged with serious offences and an asset restraining order was granted against the vehicle. The vehicle was seized by police and our client was informed it would be confiscated.
We collected detailed material from our client on when he had purchased the vehicle and how he had paid for it, including copies of sale notes and bank transactions.
We then prepared affidavit material explaining how our client had come to purchase the vehicle and that he had no knowledge that the seller was about to be charged with serious offences.
After lengthy discussion with the prosecution we convinced them that our client had acted in good faith and to lift the restraining order and return the vehicle.
Had our client not sought our advice he would have lost the vehicle without compensation.