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  1. I did a Google search for recent court cases, I typed Swift Advances cases 2017. A link appeared to CAG this forum. It took me to the Swift page here not to a specific post. The search description said, 15th June 2017 views 10076 + post Swift have been ordered to pay..... I can't find this post in Swift forum. Can anyone throw any light on the info provided please.
  2. READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/debate-on-the-armed-forces-and-investigation-and-prosecution-of-historical-cases
  3. Over the past 2-3 years I have reported on this forum about the risks that debtors face when taking 'legal advice' from the internet and in being encouraged by the relevant sites to issue proceedings against a bailiff company/and or a local authority. In order to warn debtors of the dangers involved I have provided details of the cases together with copies of the Judgments (when available). I cannot stress the importance of this information given that debtors need to be fully aware that if a claim is instigated against either the company (either by way of an Interpleader, Injunction or Small Claims action) or against the individual bailiff (by way of an EAC2 Complaint) that the enforcement company will always ensure that they provide a solicitor (and many times a Barrister) to represent them at a hearing. So far, that have been no reported cases of a debtor winning a court action. Instead, there are many cases where significant cost order have been imposed against debtors. Unfortunately, yesterday it was being reported that yet ANOTHER two legal legal cases had failed in court and in both cases, the individuals (a lady and a gentleman) had been encouraged to pursue hopeless legal cases by a highly unqualified individual with an utterly appalling history of court failures.
  4. The Pranksters view.... http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/parkingeye-shamelessly-dredge-up.html
  5. Can anyone throw some light on whether or not email correspondences can be used as evidence in court. The emails clearly show the sender and recipient thanks
  6. Apologies if this has been posted before but I couldn't see it, make interesting reading, Parking Eye claim to win nearly all the cases they take to court. http://www.parkingeye.co.uk/motorist-information/parkingeye-win-over-90-of-county-court-hearings/
  7. In April 2007 I was the victim of Internet fraud. The crim was tried, convicted and sentenced during December 2008. Unfortunately I was TIC'd (Taken Into Consideration) on the case and I did not receive any compensation nor did anyone else on the sheet. Recently, I have noticed the crim is trading under his own name (sole trader) and I was hoping to issue a claim against him. Of course now it is more than six years since it has passed. The only thing I wondered was, given a criminal case was brought against him can I take the resolution of that as the time in passing? Otherwise I guess I'm shafted. I feel like there should be a way, because some cases can take a very long time to come to Court and be resolved which could easily mean that compensation ends up being statute barred. Issuing a claim before now seemed impossible, the CPS refused to disclose his details citing the Data Protection Act and with the claim being sub £1000 the legal costs to track him down would have been prohibitive. Any advice is appreciated. Jim
  8. More support for the advice that you should not ignore completely but that you should make it clear that you are up for a fight. Here are some heavily redacted extracts:- Full horrible story here:- http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/law/article3698204.ece# Shocking. I had always thought that the United Kingdom Crown Prosecution Service has great integrity
  9. Rate of mortgage fraud rises to 38 cases in every 10,000 applications in 2012, more than double the number recorded in 2007, says Experian The level of fraud on mortgages and insurance policies has more than doubled since the start of the credit crunch, and the ongoing squeeze on household finances is likely to lead to more cases, a credit reference agency has claimed. Figures from Experian show that although the total rate of fraud on financial products has fallen since 2007, in certain areas there have been big increases in the number of false applications. More: http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2013/apr/09/mortgage-insurance-fraud-cases-rise
  10. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/uk-watchdog-sees-leap-insurance-mis-selling-cases-000836875--sector.html
  11. http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/personal-finance/pressure-growing-to-crack-down-on-ppi-firms-1-2795828#.USEFNDqEh0M.twitter but in scotland its a frre for all to fleece for now dx
  12. The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has predicted it will tackle 245,000 cases related to payment protection insurance (PPI) this year and next – two thirds of its expected workload. In its proposed financial budget for the next financial year, FOS said it expects to look into more disputes involving mis-sold PPI in 2013/14 compared to the previous year. Tony Boorman, deputy chief ombudsman, said: “Two years after the court ruling confirmed the approach that financial businesses should take when handling PPI complaints, it’s disappointing that we’re still seeing significant numbers of unresolved disputes about mis-sold policies being referred to the ombudsman.” More: http://www.credittoday.co.uk/article/14728/online-news/fos-prepares-for-245000-ppi-cases
  13. The following are lists of legal cases /Judgements and a description of the relevance of each case. As an example I will be providing copies of the following: Toseland Building Supplies v Bishop Groundworks Ltd: This appeal court case is relevant if claiming that goods or a vehicle are "Tools of the Trade". DSI Foods etc: This vitally important appeal court case regarding Shergroup Ltd confirms that a bailiff CANNOT assume that all goods in the property belong to the debtor and that he must ensure that he reads any documentation given to him. The 2nd most crucial part of the judgment is that a bailiff should only visit the address given on the writ of fi fa/warrant. Michael Throssell v Leeds City Council: This case was one where Mr Throssell was seeking "detailed assessmant" of the bill from a bailiff and where the District Judge confirmed that a bailiff cannot charge "multiple charging for enforcing more that one Liability Order. Anthony Culligan v Marston Group Ltd: This is a simply stunning Judgment which related once again to a dispute regarding legal fees charged by Marston Group. The Judgment handed down by District Judge Avent is by far the clearest and most easily understood Judgment and details in clear language the fees that can be charged by a bailiff when enforcing an unpaid parking charge notice. Of vital importance this Judgment confirms that a bailiff cannot charge a fee for clamping a car. There are other Judgments that will be included as well and I will be updating this thread with details over the Xmas holiday period. If anyone has any suggestions etc these would be most welcome.
  14. Can those more knowledgeable please confirm my understanding of recent cases... I have received a number of letters now for overstaying a free period of parking and the advice I took from reading this and other forums was to ignore which I have done so far. However 1. With the Parking Eye v Somerfield case...is it correct that the judge has said that the initial or lower charge is acceptable and therefore enforceable should a claim be made at a small claims court but that the higher amount is a penalty and therefore uneforceable.. 2. that the VCS tax tribunal case stated that only the landowner can take out a claim.. Therefore if a parking company has an agreement with the landowner to carry out proceedings then, is the advice still to ignore, How do I find out if the parking company has authority from the landowner
  15. Consumers who have never had a loan from Wonga have had their banks accounts used to make loan repayments. Payday lender Wonga has defended the way it carries out fraud checks after a spate of incidents in which consumers found their bank accounts had been used to repay loans taken out by criminals. The lender, which offers loans of between £400 and £1,000 on a short-term basis at a cost of more than 4,000% APR, makes a virtue of the fact it can turn around applications in just 15 minutes. However, victims say it takes much longer to get a response from the company when things go wrong, and have questioned whether the speed of approvals and the way loans are set up make it a soft target for fraudsters. When a loan is taken out from a traditional lender or credit card provider, the borrower will give current account details for the loan to be paid into. A direct debit is also set up to make repayments: the debit is normally deducted from the same account that receives the loan money. Some banks, including HSBC, insist this is the case. With Wonga and other payday loans a debit card is given for repayments, and the borrower grants the lender continuous payment authority, which allows them to take payments at any time during the month. It is less obvious whether this card is linked to the account receiving the money, although Wonga said it does require both accounts to be held in the same name. More: http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/sep/14/wonga-defends-loans-process-fraudulent-repayments
  16. Well this is news to me,but according to the Marstons bailiff who I spoke to following being called by a relative after they turned up to execute a MCW it is too late to even challenge. On informing them that I did know about the rules given that I was a site team member of the CAG,the Marstons bailiff went on to say that this site is full of bad advice and wrong advice. I had to think as to whether I had told him CAG or else something which sounds like CAG that I had not yet seen. Here I am taking about a warrant that was passed following a fines order for no TV licence. The person concerned was in hospital for a lenthly period at the time of both the Mags hearing,and the demand to pay the fine. My understanding is that the costs/fine was around 120 quid. Marstons paid a visit when there was no one at home. After being asked to help out,Marstons was advised via their website (screenshot is available) that the person is on ESA benefits does not seek to evade paying the fine but that they should suspend action as notice was being made to the Court seeking time to pay. Yesterday Marstons turned up in a van with 2 bailiffs and a bill in excess of £500 quid. If you are reading Marstons,you have not heard the last of this. The 9 days you have given to pay your charges-will certainly be put to good use.
  17. Compliments of Nev - a tireless worker for the rights of motorists in the UK I have an idea that the BPA at some point claimed that there about 36,000 cases per year? Maybe someone can correct me Data (2).xls
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