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  1. I think I have made it clear that this is my expectation. It is others on here that think they will bottle it. I have given my reasons why I know they won't. This seems to be a fight to the death for them. It is s joke that they state on their website "We pride ourselves in our fair and just approach to parking enforcement". I have seen how dishonest this company can be when they replied to our MP's complaint, so I expect them to play dirty in court too. This company are a prime example of why the Private Parking industry has such a bad reputation
  2. They still went to court when the other defendant had a similar defence and good Witness Statements etc. and the case ended up being dismissed. NPM represented themselves in this case, although for the LBC used Gladstones. At the end of the day they haven't got much to loose using a Small Claims track if they represent themselves, so they will think it's worth taking the risk.
  3. Never been to the Small Claims court before. My Dad has been twice. Both garages. One sales, the other servicing. He won one, lost one. A third claim he made against another garage was settled through mediation. I have read that some of the Parking Solicitors are as stupid as the parking companies themselves!
  4. I don't intend to let them win after what they have put my family and I through over the past 15 months, but at the end of the day it can be the luck of the draw on what Judge you get on the day and I wouldn't be surprised if they had a Solicitor represent them, even though they are not claiming any legal costs. So if the worst does happen in court, the fight will not have been completely lost! And of course Sir Greg Knoght's new act will hopefully be another thorn in their side in the future and hopefully put companies like them out of business!
  5. Not sure what you mean by time spent championing the cause of other parkers. What other parkers . I only recall two others coming onto this thread who have received PCN's for parking in this road and I may have posted a handful of replies. What my Father has done for the advantage of Tesco's and their shoppers is getting the NPM contract suspended/cancelled without me winning my case and no effort on my part! If I do lose my case, NPM have already lost a lot more money than I will in lost income from this location, so that in itself is a great victory n
  6. I thought a Witness statement was evidence as part of your defence of the claim. I think these guys will go all the way, even if they decide to not turn up in court. I think this has become personal and they want to cause me as much stress and inconvenience as possible!
  7. All is advice given mostly by the site team throughout this thread, so having this consolidated in one place instead of trolling through 195 posts to me is not a waste of time and I am sure the contributors, some which were from yourself, might be offended that their advice is being called a waste of time, unless it is not good advice. I did say this is not all for the initial defence and the witness statement that follow I consider to be part of the later defence. Not all PCN's are the same. Most are for car parks and not unadopted/private roads and this is w
  8. I have been going through all 192 posts on this thread and picked out what I believe have been the most relevant points to consider for my defense, not necessarily all for the first one. Here is what I have extracted. Some points have been made multiple times reinforcing their importance. Hopefully I didn't miss anything: They have failed to apply the minimum grace period (and I bet their ticket/NTK doesn’t have an observation period either) & how are they proving how long you were /weren't parked for? You didn't get a windscreen ticket so they had to send the NTK within 14 day
  9. Could a complaint also be made to Trading Standards as this is incorrect and misleading information, or is this not within their remit?
  10. Sorry did not mean to mislead you brassnecked. That was one of my Fathers photos taken on Easter Sunday showing how busy the parking in the road was. It is not an NPM PCN photo. They don;t include random pedestrians in their photos. That was why we removed faces and number plates in the photo.
  11. NPM have a new court pop up on their website which they state is to be transparent and these figures are claimed to be live and updated. They certainly have a lot of pending (59) cases, which presumably includes me, but they are not showing the case they lost on Friday 15th February 2019, so can this data be trusted? https://www.npmpay.co.uk/court-popup/ Also NPM had their contract for this road suspended following several complaints from Tesco Head Office to their Landlord. They have not been seen here since early November 2018, but the Landlor
  12. You would think they would have already pulled the plug, especially after having a case dismissed for the same road a couple of months ago, but I think they are either stupid, very determined to get me or both. is always a chance of these cases being lost if you get a bad judge, so I suppose they might think it is worth the odds of this happening for the relatively cheap legal costs. They also probably know the odds better than me having used this court several times in the last 12 months.
  13. I was just commenting on Gick's post regarding trade association definitions and is not going to be part of my defense. No I am not trying to write a book. Your recommended one liner is of course important if that is the main point of law which will make everything else irrelevant and I will of course use this in the opening to my defense. However it is important to note that the reason I parked here was because honestly and genuinely the Tesco Car Park was full and I was not aware that this road was Private/un-adopted as it looks like a normal highways controlled road (no yellow
  14. Gick I agree with you, except POFA was 2012. According to the DVLA the IPC and BPA are the regulators and it is a waste of time complaining to them about a Private Parking Company not adhering to Code of Practices. They do have the wool pulled over their eyes, but do they care when they receive a nice income from it? The IPC don't have bars to serve drinks, but they do have nice annual dinners, with their main sponsor being Gladstone Solicitors, but that could never be seen as another example of a conflict of interest could it?
  15. Thanks ericsbrother for your advice. How come so many Private Parking use this wording on their signs and then claim for the impossible (payment for unauthorised parking)? Surely the regulators (BPA & IPC) and their Solicitors should know the law? Unfortunately the driver was named as we were ignorant at the time that the PCN was received, but according to IPC Code of Conduct Part C 2. Notice to Driver (Non-ANPR cases) Schedule 4 to the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 prescribes the steps you must follow to pursue the registered keeper of a vehicle for an unpa
  16. CPR31.14 done and will post tomorrow. Registered with Money Claim and instructions followed to completion. Thanks for your help. Now the defence needs to be worked on.
  17. Do I still do a CPR 31:14 request when I have already requested further information in my response to the Claimants LBC and they have so far not responded to this? There is no Solicitor involved so this was to the Private Parking company themselves. I will confirm the MCOL. Any advice on defense points to include other than what I already personally wish to make?
  18. I have read may threads on many websites/groups but never heard of that one before. What is the max size that PP not required and isn't it the size of the fonts that is key? I was not aware that POFA 2012 had a condition about size of the signs. I will read further. Thanks.
  19. In order for us to help you we require the following information:- Name of the Claimant National Parking Management claimants Solicitors: None Date of issue 11 April 2019 What is the claim for – 1.???? parked her vehicle on private land at St Edmunds Road, Northampton. Northamptonshire. NN1 5DY and was issued with 1 parking charge notice (PCN) for Unauthorised Parking. 2.Photographic evidence of contravention was taken which is dated and time stamped. 3.The matter has tried to be resolved out of court, unfortunatel
  20. Parking Charge Notice (PCN) for unauthorised parking on private land. PCN passed to debt recovery team and additional charges applied. Claim is for a total of £160, plus court cost and interest up to judgement date or earlier payment at a daily rate of £0.08. I will set up the Money Claim online to acknowledge the claim as you have suggested. I will also look at the link in post 153. What is lack of PP and rip into their POC (link for POC does not work)?
  21. Today I received a Claim form from the court and have 13 days to reply . NPM have gone ahead and issued this without following the Pre-Action Protocol. I had no response to my reply to their LBC which requested certain information (SAR request). They are still claiming against me despite having a case dismissed for a claim they made recently for another unpaid PCN for the same location. NB. I am still limited to what files I can upload. Admin stated this was an issue your end after the website was given a face lift. I did suggest a solution wa
  22. Is the address 21 South Parade and the Car Park at the front of the hotel. On google I cannot see any parking signs. As Mr's O Frog stated photos of signs etc required.
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