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Carpenter without licence slapped with £10k fine in "landmark" case

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Thursday 16 March 2023

Carpenter without licence slapped with £10k fine in "landmark" case

Thursday 16 March 2023

A self-employed carpenter who worked illegally in Jersey for 10 months has been slapped with a £10,000 fine in a "landmark" court case.

Alan Dolan - who traded in Jersey from November 2021 to September 2022 - was given the maximum award by the Magistrate's Court for his breach of the Control of Housing and Work Law.

If he fails to pay, he could face 12 months in jail.

Commenting on the case, which is the first prosecution of its kind in nine years, Chief Minister Deputy Kristina Moore said: "This is a landmark case and a warning to businesses and traders that they must have a business licence before they start trading, otherwise they are liable to prosecution and a heavy fine.

"We encourage anyone who thinks an individual or business might be operating without a licence to contact Customer and Local Services."


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