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  1. Fredrickson international started hassling me about a week ago via text , calls ect, over a £400 dept to nationwide, today they phoned my employer, causing me no end of problems, I have a meeting with my line manager later today, I have written to them, saying I will only deal with them in writing, I asked for a means test form, as I am a single dad living in a rented furnished property , after my wife kicked us out, please can anyone advies me what to do, before I lose my job. Thank,s
  2. I really don't understand this section of the ACT 19 Worker subjected to detriment by co-worker or agent of employer “(1A)A worker (“W”) has the right not to be subjected to any detriment by any act, or any deliberate failure to act, done— (b)by an agent of W’s employer with the employer’s authority, Let me paint two scenarios so you understand my question Scene 1: A worker makes a protected disclosure, the worker's employer sends an agent to act in a detrimental manner to the worker Scene 2: A worker makes a protected disclosure, the employer's agent, on his (agent) own initiative acts in a detrimental manner to the worker Would the employer be vicariously liable in Scene 2, even though he (the employer) was not aware that the agent acted that way? I would greatly appreciate relevant case law Thanks a lot
  3. Hi, Looking for some advice if possible My partner and i recently went through the process of trying to get a mortgage. After providing all our financial details to the Mortgage advisor his view was we would only qualify for a Mortgage with a high risk lender such as Kensington which I will not entertain. Reasons are: - My partner is in a debt management plan with Step Change, any reputable lender will be put off by this. - All but one of the debts in the plan are over 6 years old so do not show on her credit file - The only debt that is less than 6 years happens to be the largest a £7.8k balance from an old Nat West loan now owned by Wescot - this debt is due to go over 6 years in January and then fall off my partners credit file. The advisor suggested a couple of options. i) Pay the £7.8k balance off and stop paying Stepchange then reapply with 3 months clear bank statements not showing any payments to Stepchange. ii) pay nothing and wait until January, then reapply for a mortgage and deal with debt after the mortgage is in place. Obviously paying the debt off impacts our deposit. My partner has written to Wescot for a reduced settlement and they rejected this. She's resigned to paying the full amount, however i wanted to check on here if anyone has any advice on how we could reduce or prolong the process? There is no PPI on the original loan or anything. Just looking for some help! thanks
  4. Post for a friend Letter from Mortimer Clarke concerning a CCJ issued in July 2017. Please fill out this I&E form within 14 days otherwise instructed to life the stay and request payment of £50 per month. No CCJ on credit report. Requested copy of CCJ. Defaulted back in March 2011. 1st letter knowing about CCJ. My question is does sending stat dec as never received the CCJ paperwork and couldent defend claim, where does it reset it to? Does it take all the way back to 2011 so debt would be SBd now or to the original court date in 2013 and debt not Sbd?
  5. CAG Newsletter - October 2010 01 -October 2010 Newsletter.pdf CAG Newsletter - November 2010 02 - November 2010 Newsletter.pdf CAG Newsletter - December 2010 03 - December 2010 Newsletter.pdf
  6. Morning Caggers, Received a letter from BW Legal yesterday re an alleged parking offence at an Excel car park dating back to 2013!! The Excel parking letter is stating that "Your account has been passed to our legal team" BW Legal have said the following: Contravention Description: Parking without displaying a valid ticket/permit Contravention Location: Peel Centre, Stockport Anpr Charging Scheme Std (60-100) "We have been instructed by Excel Parking Services Ltd in relation to the Balance Due for the above PCN. For the avoidance of doubt, the Balance Due includes the £100.00 PCN charge plus Our Client's initial legal costs of £54.00, which are detailed in the car park terms and conditions. As you have failed to make a payment or raise an appeal within 28 days from the date of the PCN, the Balance Due remains outstanding and we require payment in full within 16 days from the date of this letter. If you fail to make payment or provide reasons for non payment within the specified timeframe, we will seek Our Client's instructions to commence legal proceedings against you in the form of a County Court Claim Form in the County Court. What you need to do next It is important you contact us to resolve your account. We are keen to work with you and one of the quickest ways to review your account is to register on our Customer Portal by visiting [web address redacted]. On here you can make a payment, advise us of any disputes against the PCN, upload documentation to support your dispute and communicate with us via web chat. Call us today on 0113 323 4479 if you would prefer to discuss your account with one of our helpful team. County Court Proceedings In the event County Court proceedings are issued you may be liable for Court fees, further solicitors' costs and statutory interest. Should we successfully obtain a County Court Judgement ("CCJ"), this may have a detrimental effect on your future creditworthiness and employability. Our Client also reserves the right to commence enforcement proceedings against you for recovery of the Balance Due. Your faithfully BW Legal ----------------------------------------------------- i'm guessing this is a file under B issue or have things changed? Thanks in advance guys
  7. Hi guys. Here is an interesting one for you that I would appreciate any help in clarifying. In short, I purchased a buy-it-now item on Ebay. The seller is a business. Before I paid the seller contacted me to increase the cost of the postage (I do not live in Highlands or anywhere like that). I did not agree with this and when he followed up with a rude message, I chose to not proceed. So, I messaged the seller and politely told them I would not proceed and requested they simply cancel the sale. They refused. They then re-listed the item immediately AND subsequently opened a non-paying bidder case. Now this is where I would like clarification. Unless I am mistaken, the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 allows me to cancel within 14 days following the day of delivery. There is no beginning point, just an end point - 14 days following the day of delivery. So I could cancel now, tomorrow or any point up to that end point. I chose to cancel immediately as said. There was no payment made and thus the item was never sent. Again, unless I am mistaken it is an offence for a business to attempt to discourage a consumer from cancelling. Indeed I successfully sued Plusnet last year when they tried just that. And this is where it gets interesting - Ebay happily open the unpaid case, which by definition puts me under pressure to pay even though I do not want to proceed. Do not worry, I will not pay but some would. So, can anyone please confirm if Ebay business sellers are exempt from the CCRs (I don't expect for a moment that they are) or if Ebay are technically aiding and abetting breaking the law by allowing business sellers to try to talk consumers out of cancelling by threatening detrimental action on their buying accounts if they do not pay. Whilst Ebay do think they are a law unto themselves, business sellers in the UK must comply with CCRs and do not have exemption when using Ebay. Unless you know otherwise? Many thanks Rob
  8. Hi Been working now since mid 2013 and still with the same company enjoying work and making good money Back in 2013 i came out of work and got greedy with money went down the stupid route of borrowing money from Wage day advance i borrowed £130 in total and with being out of work stupidly didnt pay it back after forgeting about the debt and settling things like overdrafts and other stupid little things i finally got back on my feet slowly improved my credit and things was going well. The other month got a letter from this WDA requesting i pay back £290 i emailed them asking why has it taken them over 3 years to send me a letter requesting this money they didnt explain why and keep demanding £290 ive told them not paying a penny until i get a detailed breakdown of charges there version of a detailed breakdown is Original Loan: 130 Interest £130 Missed Payment Fee: £30 Thats all they keep sending me i ignorned them until they sent me what i asked for last week moorcrap have sent their demands on behalf of WDA with their own little charge on top for the convenience Not responded to these still telling WDA i want a detailed breakdown and why has it taken them 3 years to chase this little debt this is more than double what i borrowed HARSH LESSON LEARNED WILL NOT BE BORROWING MONEY OFF THESE PEOPLE AGAIN. Thanks any advice is welcomed
  9. http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/65567/best-car-insurance-companies-2013 I'll add my own experiences with swiftcover through and beyond this period start 2013 - start 2015 It was initially very difficult to contact them if you had doubts or problems with 'self management' at the start, but by the end of my time with them, the email contact had improved massively and the responses were good rather than just a response referring you to the premium rate number as it was at the start. The self management online changing of features/cars was effective and penalty/charge free and gave no shocking increases in charges as a result, and in one of the cases resulted in a reduced premium with the difference speedily paid back into my account. I did not need to make any claim, so cannot comment on that side of their service. I left due to increases in basic renewal premiums/cost, parhaps due to the increased cost in customer service. No issues at all with leaving. and the 17 years NC was on the renewal offer and confirmation available for download from myspace on swiftcover. They also apparently confirm to other companies on request - per Hastings Direct.
  10. In April 2014, significant changes were made to the way in which bailiffs can enforce debts. Most importantly, the fees that can be charged are fixed and transparent. The following page is an overview of the new regulations. Terminology The Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 modernise terminology. The terms levy, distress or distrain are now known as the process of ‘taking control of goods’. A walking possession agreement is now called a Controlled Goods Agreement and bailiffs are now known as enforcement agents (although they can still be referred to as bailiffs). Warrants of execution (in particular for road traffic debts) and warrants of distress (for Magistrate Court fines) have been renamed warrants of control. With debts enforced via the High Court, the centuries old term of a writ of fieri facias (writ of fi fa) has been renamed a writ of control. Enforcement Agent Fees The Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014 also came into effect in April 2014 and with the exception of ‘writs of control’ (enforced via the High Court), the following fees apply to all debt types (council tax and non domestic rate arrears, local authority issued penalty charge notices, magistrate court fines, child support agency arrears and rent arrears). Compliance Stage Fee: £75 Upon receipt of an instruction from the client, the enforcement company must send a Notice of Enforcement to the debtor. The notice must provide the date of the notice and the date and time by which full payment or a payment arrangement must be set up. This strict period of time is referred to as the ‘compliance stage' and must by law provide a minimum period of seven ‘clear days’ before an enforcement agent may visit the property. The compliance fee of £75 is payable for each Liability Order or Warrant of Control. Enforcement Stage fee: £235.00 (plus 7.5% of the value of the debt that exceeds £1,500.00). If full payment or a payment arrangement is not made during the Compliance Stage (or a previous payment arrangement is broken), the case will progress to the ‘enforcement stage’ and an individual enforcement agent/bailiff will attend the property for the purpose of ‘taking control' of goods. This fee becomes payable at the time of attendance. If the enforcement agent is enforcing more than one Liability Order or Warrant of Control against the same person, he may only charge one enforcement fee (of £235). He cannot apply ‘multiple’ charges. Sale stage Fee: £110.00 (plus 7.5% of the value of the debt that exceeds £1,500.00). This fee shall be charged when an Enforcement Agent attends the premises to remove goods and makes preparations for the sale of goods. It is important to note that additional charges may also be applied relating to the removal. These include storage and locksmith’s fees. Forms and Documentation The new regulations provide a series of statutory forms that must be used by the enforcement agent. Full details of all forms and the information that must be provided on them can be viewed here. Making a payment proposal The legislation provides a strict period in which to make payment or to negotiate a payment arrangement without the need for a bailiff attendance. This is referred to as the ‘Compliance Stage’ and begins with receipt of the Notice of Enforcement. If full payment cannot be made within the strict time period outlined in the notice, (a minimum of seven ‘clear days’) then it is vitally important to contact the enforcement company to make a payment arrangement. Most companies will readily agree to accept an arrangement over a period of 3 months (and possibly even 6 months) depending on the individual circumstances. Providing the enforcement company with a simple Income and Expenditure calculation at this stage may be of assistance. Failure to make payment (or to agree a payment arrangement) during the compliance stage will lead to a bailiff making a personal visit to ‘take control’ of goods. This visit will incur an enforcement fee of £235 as outlined above. Vulnerable debtors Far better protection is given to vulnerable debtors under the regulations. One example being that a vehicle displaying a disabled badge is now exempt from being taken by a bailiff. Secondly, and most importantly, Regulation 12 of the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014 makes provision to protect vulnerable debtors who may have been unable in the early stages to seek advice (from the local authority, magistrates court, debt counsellor/debt charity etc) about the debt. If a bailiff makes a personal visit (which incurs an enforcement fee of £235) and identifies a debtor as ‘vulnerable’, then Regulation 12 provides that he should give the person a chance to seek advice prior to removal of goods. If he fails to do so, the enforcement fee of £235 is not recoverable. An enforcement agent will not know in advance whether a person is ‘vulnerable’. It is therefore vitally important to make the enforcement company aware of any ‘vulnerability’ at the earliest possible stage (during the compliance stage) and where possible, to provide some form of documentary evidence. Times of day when a Bailiff/ Enforcement Agent may visit The enforcement agent/bailiff is allowed to visit the property seven days a week (including Sunday) between 6.00 a.m. and 9.00 p.m. He is not allowed to visit on Bank Holidays and Christmas Day Items that are exempt from being taken by a bailiff As outlined above, if full payment or a payment arrangement is not set up during the ‘compliance stage’, the account will progress to the ‘enforcement stage’ and a personal visit will be made to ‘take control’ of goods (hence the name of the regulations). In reality, the enforcement agent will be seeking full payment of the debt. If this is not possible, then he may ‘take control’ of none exempt goods. The regulations provide a list of exempt items that cannot be taken into control by the bailiff. The following are the most important: Items or equipment (for example, tools, books, telephones, computer equipment and vehicles) which are necessary for use personally by the debtor in the debtor’s employment, business, trade, profession, study or education, except that in any case the aggregate value of the items or equipment to which this exemption is applied shall not exceed £1,350; Clothes, beds, bedding, furniture, household equipment, items and provisions as are reasonably required to satisfy the basic domestic needs of the debtor and every member of the debtor’s household. Cooker or microwave, fridge, washing machine, dining table and dining chairs to seat the debtor and every member of the debtor’s household. Land line telephone, or a mobile phone. Domestic pets and guide dogs. A full list of items that are exempt from being taken into control by a bailiff can be viewed here. NOTE: Motor vehicles are the most common item to be taken by bailiffs. A separate post is provided below on this subject.
  11. Good morning - I wondered if anyone could help me. My live in partner received a Notice of Enforcement from Jacobs Enforcement Agents yesterday for an upaid Borough Council parking ticket on 31.5.13 with the total sum being £157 (£82 debt and £75 compliance stage fee). She has until 6pm on 27/08/15 to pay. That is the first notification she has had in relation to a PCN and the problem is that her car was still registered to her old address in early 2013 as obviously all the paperwork was sent there. She maintains she never received a ticket on her windscreen and would have paid it asap if she had. She phoned Jacobs yesterday before telling me and explained the above, but they put pressure on her to pay immediately which she didn't. All she knows about the PCN is the date and her reg number - no Notice to keeper, etc. I phoned the Council and explained but got put through to an outfit called 'Chipside' who I never heard off and had a 0845 number. I tried to explain again, offering to pay the fine but was told. no as its passed onto the bailiffs. The operater told me to ring a penalty enforcement crowd, (I think), which there was no answer. Although the total cost is not too bad so far, my partner is panicking and stressed out, and we obviously feel that she cannot defend herself due to no evidence or documentation until now. I have researched Jacobs and they seem like a nasty piece of work so we would like to get it sorted as soon as. What would be her best options at this stage? There is just so much conflicting advice out there but don't want to pay these parasites until we are sure we have all the bases covered. Thanks in advance!!
  12. Hi, i wonder if anybody can give me some advice.. I have just gone through a credit reference check to rent a house, i have done this before without any issue and even had a mortgage approved so my finances are good (988 score on experian!) . I work full time and have always paid my bills, i have no overdraft or credit cards. The letting agent flagged up a CCJ on my account from 07/06/2013 which was filed by Npower for £2,185. I moved out of this property on 01/03/2012 after only living there for 12 months. I worked 12 hours a day, 6 days a week and for the last 3 months i barely spent anytime there as i met my current partner. During the first 6 months i was sent a bill for almost a £1000 from Npower for my electricity. I immediately rang Npower as this 1 bedroom under dwelling which i was barely in could not realistically cost that much for electricity. My mum paid less for a 4 bedroom house over a year. They agreed this seemed high and agreed to send out an engineer to look at the meter. It was agreed that the meter did have a problem and the engineer agreed also that the house could never use that much electricity with the amount of electrical items i had and that i was one person there with a very busy job. The outcome was that they were going to remove the meter and put in a pre-paid meter. a few days later they changed the meter, i recieved a pre-pay card. I rang Npower and as far as they were concerned the problem had been sorted i paid a more realistic bill of a couple of hundred pounds and I continued using the pre-paid meter which cost me £10-15 per week for the amount i was there and i continued with this for the remaining 9 months without any correspondence from npower. In 2012 i moved in with my partner and have done since. Now I have found out that Npower actually filed a CCJ for the amount of £2,185 for this address. I have no paperwork as i cleared out old paperwork after relocating to the south. I have never recieved a letter about a CCJ or any arrears. Can anyone give me advice? I am not prepared to pay this extortionate amount. Thanks
  13. I am not clear on some aspects of the regulations and placing a deposit on an item at a show where the business has a temporary stall i.e. NEC show. If we place a desposit for instance on a caravan and then change our minds later i.e. 10 days later, are we entitled to our full desposit back as the caravan has not been delivered and is not even built and we have paid over £100 deposit using a credit card? Secondly, if I place a deposit and the caravan is built and delivered to the dealership, but before I take delivery, there is a change in circumstances and we need to cancel the order, can we get back our deposit which will be over £100 and paid using a credit card? Just to add, we are not in either position at this time but would clarification on this aspect of the law. Thanks.
  14. Hello everyone im looking for a little help if possible please ive just been declined for a mortgage and after checking all 3 credit reports there is 1 debt and default listed from Vodafone Ltd Gemini on all reports from 2013 for £852 its still listed at my previous address and i have no idea why its showing on my file as defaulted i closed the account fully down before moving abroad due to family problems. They were fully notified along with every other company and paid the early settlement figure over the phone. I have been in contact with vodafone via there chat service and they are stating i just stopped paying my bills and there is no record of me paying off the finial bill or the convo about me moving away. I thought it might have been fraudulent but they went on to rule that out and They are adamant there is nothing they can do and it needs to be paid, im in the process of trying to get bank statements from that time to confirm 100% they took the payment they also said there is no way of having this default removed which seems very wrong if it is proved that i did pay them or if they listen to the phone calls to customer services around that time . I would never have let a £800 debt affect my credit file i even offered to pay it off again today in full and then claim it back once proved but they went onto say even if i did they wouldn't remove it from my file im left in limbo dose anyone have any advice on what steps to now take to get this looked into ?
  15. Hi, Any advice really appreciated. I moved into a flat in June 2013 with a prepayment meter. I told EON and they sent me a new keycard. I used the card to top up at local newsagents every time I needed electricity. I moved out the flat in June 2014 after a 12 month tenancy. All good with the landlord, agent, council tax, etc. Now July 2015 I've had a snotty phone call from EON saying I owe them £250 in unpaid electricity. I've checked my online account with them from my time in that flat, and sure enough if shows unpaid £250. I'm minded to tell them to go forth and prosper but am worried there might be comeback on me? Thanks. Ed
  16. Hi i have been trying to find the actual legislation allowing taxpayers the right to choose to pay over 12 months instead of 10 if you notify your local authority before the start of the financial year. does anyone know what regs this ruling comes under? i want to be able to quote it in correspondence to my LA who are blatantly ignoring my right to make this choice myself. they are operating on the old system whereby they use their discretion as to whether or not you are allowed the 12 month method.
  17. Hi My partner recieved a parking fine from UKCPS. Im not sure if it was left on the car or just came through by post. But this was back in Feb 2013. I advised her to ignore as it was what i thought was not enforceable. We had parked at a local retail park where there is no charge. I think we may have parked in parent and child bay whilst running into Boots for some medicine. The woman who was employed at the time by UKCPS took photos of the inside of our car without us in it. She was so close to our car she may even have touched it. Anyway, i advised to not pay as no money had been lost by UKCPS, as it was and still is a free car park. A few letters arrived but on the whole nothing happened. I came home last night to a letter from The Miah solicitors ( which seems to be the same format and wording as everyones elses from the miah) saying that the Court of Appeal ruled on the 23rd April 2015 that a charge for parking on private land is not extravangant or unconscionable! ( Im guessing this was the lincolnshire one, where i live) I am attaching the letter for you I dont know if theyre acting as debt collectors or litigators and i have at no time entered into any contract but if that is this case then isnt there something about VAT as well? What can i do, were not paying £275 to park where we can park for free . Fuming but a little scared as UKCPS go to court Thanks
  18. Hi All In July 2007 During my time at HBOS I became severely ill with encephalitis (similar to meningitis) which left me disabled and stuttered and completely inaudible amongst other symptoms. As a result In 2008 I was let go by HBOS after 8 months of SSP - due to my long term sickness. Unsecured loan 1 - From HBOS - £5000 (New Car) 2007 unsecured loan from HBOS - last payment must have been Late 2007 early 2008. I applied under my PPI insurance during the first few months of my illness and I believed that was that. as I dont remember much of the following 2 years as I fell into a coma and began battling for recovery. So Now Joy of Joys - I have a default CCJ on my credit file for £4001 as of 2013 - I have just recieved yesterday an annual statement from 1st Credit detailing financial Transactions over the past year so i believe they where the claimant. Must have bought the debt. So I am going to apply to have the CCJ set aside and wanted some pointers/tweeks/amendments on my reasons/evidence.. Should I acknowledge the debt?? Should I chase the Payment Protection Insurance Claim I made in 2007 with Halifax? I missed the Hearing for the judgement as I did not recieve any correspondance from the courts hence I was unable to file a defence or attend a hearing. I have only just become aware of the judgement as it was highlighted by a prospective employer. Ok guys that is Debt 1 - your assistance is kindly requested Thank you everyone.. Oh wait Did I even post this in the right section???? Coz like I'm'a such'a CLEVER!!!! Help please Modz SAVE ME from my cleverness
  19. Hello I am helping a friend who would like to go to university next year. She moved with her parents from Romania to England in Feb 2013 and is currently at school doing second year at sixth form and will take A levels next summer. Is she eligible for a student loan and maintenance grant if she starts at university in England in 2015, or does she have to have lived in England for 3 years? If there is a 3 year requirement then presumably she just needs to wait a year and go in 2016? Anyone know if Romania offers any financial support for its citizens going to University outside Romania? I imagine they dont. Thanks
  20. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/39367 Child Support Agency overhaul needed for sake of children and non-resident parents Responsible department: Department for Work and Pensions The current legislation for the CSA doesn't allow for living costs of the non resident parent. I've argued this point many times over the phone with the CSA who are not interested in the devastating consequences this can have for the children or as in most cases, the father as a result of this shockingly awful government agency. This agency needs a serious overhaul and needs to put children first. That means a fair assessment of the non-resident parents income to include living costs. At the very least I would expect the government to make special allowances for low income earners, to include specifically ignoring any overtime worked, as in most cases overtime is needed to make ends meet anyway. And the government needs to involve and get the ideas of non-resident parents in this overhaul, as they are the ones suffering with the way things are currently done.
  21. hi cliam form sent nov 12 2013 dwp got it atos got it 5 dec 2013 no news at all m p has witten one month ago she still not heard anything back from them either is this a record
  22. Hi There People Does anybody know of the difference between the "White Book 2013" and "White Book 2014" All I can come up with is this link from the Justice website; http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil Is a "White Book 2013" still in use in the County Court ?
  23. For at least six years an individual (known to many on here) has posted on various websites (including this one) claims that debtors are not liable to pay bailiff/enforcement agent fees when enforcing unpaid Magistrate Court FINES. Furthermore, since 2007 that individual would advise debtors to pay the amount of the fine only in CASH into the ATM 'Drop Box' in the Magistrate Court foyer in the mistaken belief that the distress warrant would be 'expunged' or 'revoked'. In 2012 the individual took over a small 'advice forum' and since that time he has continued to provide the above 'advice' and in cases where a debtor had paid bailiff fees, the individual would (for a fee) offer to draft a claim form against the Ministry of Justice and that 'supposedly' refunds were made. It is noteworthy that to date (and despite many requests) the website has failed to provide any evidence whatsoever of a successful claim. The same 'advise' as above also features on almost all websites with connections to the Freeman on the Land movement. On 6th April the new regulations took effect and it is of serious concern that the individual is continuing to mislead debtors into believing that the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 do not provide for debtors to be charged a fee when enforcing an unpaid magistrate court fine. In other words...they wrongly consider that the government are continuing to provide a free collection service to debtors with unpaid court fines !!! For the avoidance of doubt, the new regulations (and fees) apply to the enforcement of unpaid council tax, unpaid PCN's and of course......unpaid court fines).
  24. http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?421564-I.C.O.-inform-us-what-we-knew-already-lenders-rank-highest-for-DSAR-complaints
  25. I work in a small garage who own several company cars. We are allowed to use these cars to pick up customers etc., On 10 April 2013, one of the company car was photographed doing 35 mph on a 30 mph limit area. The following week, a Notice of Intended Prosecution was received. As the owner cannot identify who the driver was, he requested further information. A couple of letters were exchange in the ensuring two months. At the end of October 2013, the Garage received a Summon to appear at the Magistration Court. The owner pleaded not guilty on the provided form. Now a hearing date has been set for early February. I understand that Section 127 of the Magistrates Court Act 1980 provides that these kind of matters should be dealt with within 6 months. Here are the sequence of events: 1. 10/04/2013 Car photographed doin 35 mph on 30 mph road. 2. 17/04/2013 Notice of Intended Prosecution issued. 3. 22/04/2013 Letter request for further infromation. 4. 24/04/2013 Responded to the request. 5. 01/05/2013 Reply to the letter of 24/04/2013 6. 12/06/2013 Letter from Fixed Penalty Support unit, saying 'There is currently no Fixed Penalty procedure in respect of cases where the keeper of the vehicle is unable to provide information to identify the drive. Tje file now forwarded to Summons Procedure Unit who will i due course issue a summons against the registered keeper or nominated user.' 7. 22/10/2013 Summon from Magistrates Court received. Stating: 'Date of information: 21/10/2013.....' 8. 29/10/2013 Not Guilty plead sent to the Magistrate Court. 9. 16/01/2014 Summon received. In light of the above sequence, I think the Magistrates Court should not be dealing with this case anymore, as the 6 month period has lapsed. Can anyone please advice? Many thanks.
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