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  1. Just to update this thread. After spending days pulling together all of the information for my defence in court, a letter from Excel arrived the day before the deadline to submit their court claim. They decided to withdraw their claim, I did not need to go to court. In some ways this is brilliant as I did not have to face the small claims court, but I spent so much time for their robot claim not to proceed. Thanks for your help. I did feel very equipped to proceed to court thanks to this site.
  2. Thanks for this, is there any 'legal speak' or references that I can add to make this point? I can't find anything online. Cheer P. Hi Erics Brother, thanks for the advice. I have been working on this. Is this better? Not having been in court before I have responded to the court summons stating that I would defend my case. It is not cost effective to employ a solicitor in this case, so I have had to arrange this defence myself, please excuse me if I fail to use the correct legal terms. The Defendant is the registered keeper of the vehicle in question. However it is
  3. OK, here goes. I have read a lot as suggested and have put together the witness statement below. I would appreciate any comments. I hope that it is not too long. Do I need to attach 'exhibits' of letters etc? Also I have mentioned Beavis, but I am not sure if I should. Two specific points: Point 9 - They say the car is in restricted area/taxi bay, but the photos they sent do not show this, it looks like a normal marked bay. Point 8.1 - BW Legal effectively lied to me in a call (I recorded this as they said they were recording the call), should I make more of this? Thanks again
  4. Hi, is there any chance of posting the claim number? I need this as quickly as possible to add to my defence. Running out of time! Cheers
  5. Thanks for the comments, it is really appreciated. I will work on this later today. Is there anywhere to send my witness statement to get feedback? Also, looking at the photo's they sent, it says that the car was parked in a Taxi bay, but there is no evidence in the photos that this is the case (i.e. no markings on the road), it looks like a normal parking space. Is their word enough evidence?
  6. Thanks, on this point specifically "A notice to keeper must be served not ealier than 28 days after, and not more than 56 days after, the service of that notice to driver." The dates which they have sent me: 25/07 Alleged contravention with ticket on car (shown in photographs) 09/07 Excel requested owner details from DVLA (15 days after alleged contravention) 17/08 Notice to owner served by Excel (23 days after alleged contravention) am I right in saying that they have not followed the legal deadlines? Thanks in advance and sorry if I am missing something.
  7. Thanks for the advice. I am now putting together my witness statement for a court case early in October. First of all, they never provided me with the information requested in the CPR 31.14. They responded saying that they have referred the request to their client who would forward the documents on receipt. Nothing was received. I also sent a Subject Access Request letter to Excel and This included all the details relating to the case and images. Nothing was listed saying that they had responded to the CPR request. However, this did not include the following elements requested in t
  8. Thanks for this. So you think that they will not respond to the CPR 31.14 request? I will follow the points and come back when I have heard something.
  9. Thanks for this dx100uk and ericsbrother. The good news is that I did not tell them I was or was not there, I just wanted to know what their claim was 'on the basis of' as it is not on the letters they sent. They only said that I would have to prove that it was someone else in court. Quick questions: Would you put the skeleton defence in now based on no contract? If so, why do they say I have to prove it was someone else? Will I have to do this? What do you think the chances are of this going to the next stage to court? Thanks again.
  10. Thanks for this. I called BWL to ask exactly what this is about and she responded (after speaking many times to her manager): "It is a PCN for parking in a restricted area on 25-07-2011". I asked if they had photos of the car, the location and the signs at the time and they responded "the client has them". So I challenged her and asked if they have made a court claim without seeing evidence and she said "the client has them". She said that a court claim has been issued because I did not respond and I have to complete the defence statement. She also said that I had committ
  11. Hi, here is the information on the form: Name of the Claimant ? Excel Parking Services Ltd 2 Europa Court Sheffield Business Park Sheffield S9 1XE Date of issue – 20th April, 2017 Date to acknowledge - 08/05/17 Date to submit defence = 22/05/17 What is the claim for – 1.The claimants claim is that the sum of £100.00 being monies due from the defendant to the claimant in respect of a parking charge notice (PCN) issued on 25/07/2011 (issue date) at 11:52:22 at St. Andrews Retail Park Hull. 2.The PCN relates two (car) Under registration (reg
  12. Thanks for the messages everyone. I really appreciate this. It is very intimidating to get these letters. I am trying to find out exactly what they are claiming for as it doesn't say anywhere on the letters. Just to check, is the 'N1 claim form', the form from the Count Court Business Centre? When redacting information, do I leave the 'amount claimed' on the sheet? Thanks. P.
  13. First of all, thanks for the great forum and I am sorry that my first post is a request, it would have been nicer to have helped someone else first. In 2011, I received a parking notice from a privately owned car park. This was at st andrews retail park Hull (HU3 4EB). I initially disputed the notice by phone for the usual reasons that there is no contract and the car park is free for two hours, but also based on the sign and situation. I was only parked for about 10 mins as I popped into Wilko to get a fuse for the car. However, I had parked in a Taxi bay
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