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  1. Any legal guys here need help In January I needed to be fitted with a pacemaker. My surgeon told me that I must inform the DVLA but to also tell them that I had fully recovered due to the procedure and me bionic heart. Soon after I told them by phone and they said I would get a questionnaire to fill in. The facts ----- Due to the questionnaire not being returned in time my driving license has been revoked. Following a telephone call today I was informed that My license will not be reinstated even though they have the said questionnaire in their possession. I have informed them that it will cause severe hardship and distress to me as a registered disabled person who needs a vehicle at all times. Even asking them what I should do they said to go to the post office and apply for a driving license. I told them that I couldn't because I am on my own and can't get there because of my disability. Not their problem basically! They did not get the questionnaire in time but can't tell me what law/guidelines they have in place and what grounds there are to have the license reinstated even temporarily until the whole thing is investigated. It is actually a paper exercise for their records because when I rang them the medical condition did not exist. You can legally drive with a pacemaker all you have to do is inform the DVLA. I also asked them how they can impose a punishment as harsh as revoking a license of a disabled person who is deemed fit to drive and why they can't come to a compromise now that they have the questionnaire. They told me that the time limit is 14 days from the date they send me the letter and I told them that I got the letter today dated 16/03/2018 informing me that it had been revoked?? I asked them how they could impose a time limit on something that they cannot prove I got never mind got late like the letter i got today? Does anyone know how I can fight this? Can they impose what is deemed a punishment on a time limit that is instigated on a letter that they cannot prove was received by me on time? Common sense would dictate that it be reinstated on a temporary basis now that the information has been received and is, in fact, a paper exercise. I cannot find anything in writing on the net stating when the time limit is imposed? Should it not be sent recorded if there is a punishment attached? Like they have the form but won't do anything because it was late and the letter i got today informing that my license was revoked was dated 16th March hence why I rang them??? PLZ Help
  2. 23sopwith

    license revoked

    what a shambles dvla are bit of history rta early 1988 fits both day and night for 6 months after last day time fit 1988 have had numerous 3 year licenses since the mandatory spell off driving I think it was 3 years then today received letter from dvla stating my license had been revoked forthwith due to multiple seizures. rang them they admitted they had made a mistake and that my license would be restored by 2 this afternoon too much to hope for it seems, I rang back no joy asked for manager they put the phone down on me, now a manager is supposed to be ringing me am tom still cant drive what a crew
  3. Hi All, Thanks for looking at this, I'm after a little advice after the DVLA revoked my licence following me surrendering it. The story: I had a seizure in December 2014, the first and only seizure I've had in my 40 years. I dutifully surrendered my licence under doctors orders and was told to just apply in six months and that would be that. I applied for it back and got a 'no, we're revoking it instead, wait longer' type letter, so the rules say six to twelve months so no problem maybe they're just being safe. I applied again after the 12 months, only to be told that it would be subject to intense medical scrutiny because I had an alcohol problem! That was news to me, sure there will be times where I exceed the guidelines set out by government but they are extremely low in reality and they aren't seeking me out to write a documentary. I did happen to have the seizure following a night out so the discharge letter does say alcohol may have been a factor. So my concern is now I'm going to be branded as a raging alcoholic and that is likely to lead to many other problems down the line. I would like to try and get the DVLA to reverse their assessment of me, has anyone got any advice on how I might do this and if it is even possible? Thanks Dave
  4. Hi there I took a car out on a PCP contract for 4 years with Mercedes in August 2014 I took a seizure on 4th April 2015 still no sign of getting my licence back but I've never missed a payment on the PCP agreement this has nearly been a year since I took the seizure and still paying every month I can't see a way out or put a plan together as Mercedes aren't interested although I've informed Mercedes of my situation but there not interested as long as they are getting paid every month,if anyone could give me some advice on what to do I would be most greatful especially in finding out how soon I could possibly VT the car back to them as I'm partially disabled and struggling to get by with having to pay for this car every month it's seriously effecting me and my family at this moment I can't just hand the car back because it would blacklist my name. I think I need to pay at least half of what is owed on the agreement but I just can't keep this up its having devastating effects on my life having to worry about raising the money every month for something that I can't even drive,if anyone can help or point me in the right direction it would be so much appreciated with kindest regards Scott thanks in advance
  5. Semt to Specavers for field test etc. Licence revoked . Only action is to appeal to magistrates court as dvla do not accept new eye information I sent in. Any other people who have had this problem? Very ineffient to deal with, so far it has lasted 8 months. Specsavers test is cheap done by juniors! Any advice information from similar cases would be welcome?
  6. my driving licence got revoked and my ar siezed can my dad use his car insurance to get my car out as my driving licence at dvla waiting to up date ..?
  7. Hi I have recently posted my paper licence and photocard licence back to the DVLA to be endorsed. This was done within the 28 days as stated on their letter. I then received a letter on Saturday morning to advise me that my liecnce has been revoked as they have not received my licence. I called the DVLA this morning to ask what was going on, only to be told by 2 different staff that because off a "back log" there is a 3 week delay. So therefore i possibly will not be able to drive now for approx 3 weeks. Please can some one advise me Thank you
  8. Nope....not the new Bond film... Around 6 years ago I sold my house and moved into a rented flat for a couple of months. I knew it would be temporary so didn't change the address on my licence. Well...after about 5-6 weeks in the rented place, I moved again. I thought that I had sent my licence off to have the address changed (I even remember going to get a form from the post office).. .fast forward a few years and I have a Christmas party for work. I was going to hire a car as the party is several hundred miles away, and so dug out my licence. The date on the front said that my photo was about to expire, so I went to log on to the DVLA website and register...but it wouldn't let me. I phoned up the DVLA and was told that in 2008, I was convicted of a motoring offence (presumably speeding on a camera - she could tell me that the conviction had expired but couldn't tell me what it was), and as I didn't respond, that my licence has been revoked. She's going to send me a form to fill in, but now I'm worried. Does anyone know what will happen next. I am currently unable to drive, which will cause trouble before too long with work etc...
  9. Hi all, I hope someone out there can help me as I am very very confused! Briefly, A representation about a PCN was made to Stratford Council on the 23rd of December 2013 and no response was received. I was unaware of the severity of the situation until on the 1st of August 2014 I received correspondence dated 21st of July 2014, from Equita which I subsequently opened regarding the PCN due to Stratford Council, stating that enforcement action would be taken unless the amount of £157 was paid. I immediately telephoned Equita and explained that this correspondence was my first sight of the outstanding PCN from Equita. I notified the gentleman that the vehicle in question is a company vehicle and is currently on a finance agreement and therefore cannot be levied upon and that a representation to Stratford Council had already been made. I then returned home at 3.00pm on Wednesday 6th August 2014 and noticed a white van parked at the rear of the Mews where I live. I parked directly next to the vehicle and noticed a gentleman inside the vehicle. I unloaded the contents of my car, entered the house and approximately 5 minutes later, walked round to the front of the Mews to collect my black bin, noticing the white van was no longer parked in the Mews. I then left my property shortly after this to walk my dog and noticed the white van was now parked at the front of the Mews with the gentleman seated inside. Upon returning to my property some 45 minutes later, I found a handwritten note from Equita with no envelope, had been pushed through the door stating Baliff, Mr S Parker had called to execute a Distress Warrant, giving me 24 hours to contact him to avoid further action. Also pushed through the door was a note stating my vehicle had been clamped because I had not paid the sum of £392. I must stress that at no time have I received a breakdown of the charges due to Equita other than the letter dated 21st of July 2014 received on the 1st of August 2014 with the amount of £157. I then telephoned Equita, having been unable to reach Mr Parker. Equita refused to discuss the matter with me despite the fact that I had stressed the Distress Warrant had been delivered at the same time as the clamping had taken place and no chance to pay the debt or discuss this had been given. I also explained that at no time did Mr Parker attempt to talk to me in person while I was unloading my car and had indeed waited until I had left the vicinity to return and clamp my car. My neighbour witnessed the white van pulling into the back of the Mews after I had left the vicinity and is willing to provide a written witness statement to support this. I also stated that in addition the vehicle has a significantly higher value than the original debt and stressed to Equita that as a single parent living in a rural location, there is no public transport and I needed to collect my daughter from a holiday club. I also explained that the vehicle is absolutely essential for my work since there is no alternative public transport I could use instead and that the car is not owned by me since it is subject to a finance agreement taken out with BMW Finance. Again they refused to discuss the matter or provide me with a breakdown of the charges. Mr Parker them returned to my house and caused considerable embarrassment to me by literally hammering on my front door and shouting through the letterbox. He had also parked his white van directly in front of the entrance to the Mews so my neighbours were unable to enter or exit. I had absolutely no choice other than to pay him the £392 he was demanding (via my debit card to his offices so I had a record of the transaction) and he removed the clamp. I then filed an out of time TE7and TE9 and have just heard back from the TEC that the order for recovery of the unpaid penalty charge has been revoked and the charge certificate has been cancelled. Speaking to the council, they have said I have no rights to ask Equita for a refund of their baliff fees of £310 - is that right? Does a cancellation of the charge and the recovery not also revoke the baliff action and subsequent fees?
  10. I write frequent press articles for CCR Public Sector publication. This important publication is read by senior professional workin in finance, collections, revenues, benefits and enforcement and is also read by most government agencies. The link below is to a copy of an article that I wrote for the June 2014 edition and concerns a very serious change that has been made to the Council Tax regualtions whereby a local authority are no longer under a legal obligation to send a debtor a '14 day letter' to advise that a Liability Order has been authorised and that if payment is not made within 14 days that the debt will be referred to an enforcement agent. [ATTACH=CONFIG]51657[/ATTACH]
  11. On 6th April 2014 the enforcement of debts by certificated bailiffs will dramatically change. On that date the government will be implementing Part 3 of the Tribunals, Court and Enforcement Act 2007. This provides for the replacement of previous powers of bailiff enforcement by a new procedure referred to as: Schedule 12 Procedure known as 'Taking Control of Goods' . Also on 6th April Distress for Rent will be replaced by a power to be known in future as Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery.....or to use it's shortened name; CRAR (as in craft without the f&t). Many previous Statutory Regulations (or parts of them) are to be revoked on 6th April and below you will see a list of those regulations that apply to bailiff enforcement. There are many other amendments that are to be introduced and when time permits (hopefully next week) I will update this thread ( for this reason I will use different posts for each relevant Statutory regulation).
  12. Advice needed please. I had to attend a Crown Court in 2010 relating to a criminal offence. At the time I was granted legal aid, as this is means tested I am guessing the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) had done all the necessary checks. In 2011 I relocated to Amsterdam, Holland where I remained until November 2013. In September 2013, whilst I was residing in Holland, I was sent a letter by the LAA stating that according to their calculations I had equity above the value of £30,000 and therefore required to pay a contribution towards my legal fees. This amounted to £1800. I only discovered the correspondence whilst on a visit to the UK in October 2013. At this stage the LAA had already passed the "debt" to a collection agency, so I also had letters from them demanding payment or face legal enforcement (bailiffs, court etc). The equity the LAA were referring to is my mothers property. As per Land Registry records I am a co-owner of the property. This is correct, however, the LAA failed to investigate any further. Had they done so they would have discovered that I only have a 1% interest/share of the property. Since it is my mothers property, we had deeds drawn up outlining our share of the property (mine 1%, mother 99%). I wrote to the collection agency early November 2013 explaining that the LAA equity calculation was incorrect as I only have a 1% interest/share in the property. The collection agency requested evidence of the 1% share. Since so much time had passed since drawing up the property deeds I had a hard time finding the paperwork. In February 2014, I received letters from the Land Registry and a County Court advising me of court proceedings by the collection agency to recover the so called debt. After much searching I eventually found the property deeds and sent the document to the collection agency so that they could reassess my financial situation. Towards the end of March 2014 I received a letter from the collection agency stating that they were satisfied with the evidence I had provided (the property deeds) and that the county court case will be revoked. In a second paragraph they also stated that I am liable for the legal fees (£360) they had incurred! To date (03/04/14) I have not yet received any confirmation from the court that the case has been discontinued. I guess that will come is due course. Can they do this? If the LAA had done their job correctly in the first instance there would have been no need to pursue a debt that did not exist. And I now feel that I am having to pay for their incompetency. And CPR 38.6? Will this apply to me? I stumbled across this rule whilst doing a little research regarding my situation with the LAA/collection agency. Any help/advice anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated.
  13. I had a minor accident a couple of weeks ago and my insurance company rang up on Tuesday to request a conference call with DVLA. During the call the DVLA suggested I ring them back which I did. They informed me that my licence had been revoked since 1998. I knew nothing of this. I asked why. They said that I had not sent it in for an endorsement to be added but could not tell me what endorsement as their records don't go back that far. They also cannot supply me with copies of the letters they say they sent me requesting my licence as their records don't go back that far. I told them that I can remember a policeman knocking on the door years ago saying he had been sent by the DVLA and asking to see my licence. I showed it to him and he said it was fine and left. I asked why this problem had not shown up when the police had stopped me a few years ago and done a PCN check on me. They said that was strange! They have told me to apply for a new licence which I have done but I cant drive in the meantime and I am now concerned that my insurance company will find out, cancel my insurance and charge me for all of the costs of the accident. I do not know what is going on. What should I do?
  14. What happens if my circumstances improve, will my DRO get revoked or will I have to make payments to my creditors? can someone tell me what will happen?
  15. rl123

    Licence Revoked

    Hi All I wonder if you anyone would be kind enough to give me some advice on my following situation? I recently moved property and my sister moved into my previous address, I have just found out today that she has been hiding post from me! I had a speeding ticket come trough at my previous address which I did not know about, this has now gone to court and I have ended up with a £300 fine. I have dealt with this side of things. As a result of me not dealing with it another letter which I have now found has come through to me saying as I did not return my licence back to the DVLA to have my points added, my licence has now been revoked. It states I need to apply for a replacment. Does anyone know if there is anything I can do? Thanks so much in advance
  16. Hi - I have been reading your thread with great interest - I too have come up against the very same problem . My mother took out car finance for me through Mercedes Benz Finance - from the get go I made it crystal clear that I had an adverse credit history and as such I would require my mother to take the finance out for me. I was unaware this was frowned upon and the dealership certainly did not make me aware. They processed the finance in my mothers name (without her being there or with her express permission to cary out a credit check (she had given it to me) and the finance was agreed after a hard search on her credit profile. They inputted all my mothers details and bank details, after the finance was agreed but prior to my mother signing the financial agreement they switched her bank details to mine. I had asked at the beginning if it would be ok for the direct debit to be taken from my bank account and if the vehicle could be registered in my name etc and they told me this was ompletely fine so after the finance was accepted by Mercedes Finance online but before my mother signed the paperwork the dealer changed the bank details from my mothers to mine. At the time I did not think much of this as it all seemed above board and just normal practice. This was almost one week ago, my mother signed the paperwork last Saturday and they registered, taxed and insured the car in my name. Yesterday morning I took delivery of the vehicle (collected from the forecourt) and everything seemed fine, until.... Last night we had a call from the dealer to say the finance company had revoked the finance agreement. They said they had revoked the deal as my name was on the direct debits and as registered keeper - it seems they credit checked me, although I am usure of this. The dealer said that the car must be returned as there is no finance on it. I have refused as my mother has a credit agreement in place which she has not breached. I have spoken to a solicitor, police and citizens advice and have had conflicting reports. The more I think about it the more I am drawn to conclude that it is the dealership that is at fault due to the 'tampering' of the paperwork after approval but before signing. Myself and my mother were completely upfont about what we wanted and asked advice from the dealership and the advice we were given it seems is completely incorrect. The dealership since then have made a few calls back and forth the last of which was from teh dealer to my mother basically saying she committed fraud and that in her line of work she could get into trouble so best she gets me to return the car. I have told the dealership I do not intend on returning the car I do intend on keeping up with payments however so I suggested they organise some other form of finance. Thy are coming back to me tomorrow. Have you gotten any further forward with your problem - if there is anyone here that can help it would be MUCH appreciated! Thanks
  17. Hi ladies/Gents. I received a job offer from EE, (in a call center I've previously worked in when they were under the Orange brand) on the 12/04/13, they sent me through a contract, and gave me my start date for 3/06/13. Since then I've received myriad calls, and e-mails from security watchdog, who apparently vet all their applicants, and from EE themselves. They've taken the following from me: All previous jobs within the last two years. All employment gaps within the last two years Passport Details Address and payment details Two work references Two character references (who they insisted must know of my employment gaps but I told them this wasn't possible) Bank Statements for employment gaps. Bank Statements proving I was actually employed by one of my jobs. Out of my four previous jobs, I requested that one not be contacted because I left due to bullying and would not receive a fair reference, as I handed my notice in, and as retaliation they failed my probation. Security Watchdog contacted me again asking me if I would give them permission to contact this reference, fearing that they might revoke the offer if I declined, I said they could contact them, but reiterated that they probably would not give me a fair reference. So I had security watchdog on the phone last week asking for the last set of bank statements, during which I was told that my references were fine, and the bank statements would complete my file. I received a call on Friday from EE stating that there were issues with my reference from the employer I asked them not to contact, they asked me to explain my reasons for leaving. I explained everything and asked if this would cause an issue. The lady on the phone said she wasn't sure and would have to contact her manager. I got another call from EE yesterday, asking if I'd read their e-mail they'd just sent. I said no, logged in to my e-mail at which point the lady said "We aren't able to start you on the 3rd". I asked if they when they were planning on starting me, she said "we're not", I asked her why, she said issues with my references, but would not give me anymore information. The e-mail said: "Sorry to hear you want to withdraw your application for our Sales Advisor vacancy. But thanks for letting us know. The EE Resourcing Team" So basically, I've been strung along by EE for a month, I've wasted an entire month of possible job hunting, they sent me an e-mail making out I've withdrawn my application when that's a complete lie, and to top it off they won't even tell me what the references said without asking them in writing. Is this legal, do I have any recourse here?
  18. I am very unhappy with the way I've been treated by DVLA. I had an incident in September 2012 where I fainted whilst driving on the job (bus) due to lack of food intake and overworked hours. No police citation was given, and no one was hurt. I was immediately taken to hospital and seen by a physician but by that time all signs were back to normal. It was explained that I had suffered a hypoglycaemic episode, also called a vasovagal collapse. I had not eaten that day and had been working excessive hours, and it was determined that this was the cause of the blackout. After taking some time off work SSP, then getting a medical clearance from my GP and from our company OHS doctor, I went back to work and drove for 3 months without incident. Then in January I received a letter from DVLA advising me to surrender my car license for 6 months and bus license for 12 months because of information received from my GP that the blackout was "unexplained". Apparently she had not mentioned anything in her correspondence about the lack of food intake and overworked hours. So I made some phone calls and sent letters from the hospital physician and my OHS doctor which contained clear details about the diagnosis and cause. Long story short, about a thousand phone calls later, and after two unsuccessful appeals DVLA will not budge. They continue to use the terms HISTORY and MEDICAL CONDITION regardless of it being a one off incident. They have ignored all supporting letters and information I have provided because they will not admit that they acted impulsively. When I phone, I am not allowed to speak with any members of the medical team who make the decisions. I have thoroughly read DVLA regulations on their web site and do not find anything about my particular circumstance that would warrant taking this action. There are only guidelines for reporting known medical conditions but no reference to a one off incident such as this. Why does DVLA continue to treat this as a HISTORY or MEDICAL CONDITION when it is not? I have been driving for over 25 years and never had an incident such as this. I am a non-smoker, non-drinker and never take drugs of any sort. I have spoken with my solicitor but I don't believe he has the courage to take on DVLA or NHS. He uses the excuse that taking the case to court would take much longer than waiting for the year to pass to reapply for my bus driving license. I am broke and unemployed with a family to feed, which is unfortunate as I am fully fit to be working. I admit fault that my own neglect of my diet caused the blackout, but I do not feel it is fair to apply such a penalty as to lose a whole year's wages. If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate it. I plan on seeing CAB Monday as I am out of resources. I honestly believe that both DVLA and the NHS are equally responsible for mis-managing this case.
  19. Hello Any guidance would be gratefully received On 6/2/13 I was stopped for speeding on the m6 toll road, this was correct as no excuse I was breaking the limit, however when I got in the police car and we started to do the paperwork the officer said there was a problem with my licence He contacted someone at the DVLA and they said my licence had been revoked in October 2007, I knew nothing of this, I know people say I didn't get the letter etc. but that really is the case here I had fixed penalty points both before and since the date in question but only slightly over the limit on speed cameras I had never been stopped by an officer before So I had a licence in the correct address, I had points added 2 and 4 years after the licence had apparently been revoked, furthermore I found out as I hadn't apparently replied to the fixed penalty offence it had been reffered to court and when I didn't respond to the DVLA my licence was revoked I called the DVLA local office and was basically stonewalled, it didn't matter what I said they told me the letters had been issued, I didn't feel this was fair at all and spoke to the police again, they advised me to raise a grievance with the DVLA asking if they had any proof i.e. registered post that I had ever received the letters I did this by speaking to a manager, the first reaction was to ask me who had told me this and I explained I had been speaking with the police and AA Legal advice, the tone changed a little then and I was told nothing including any points would now be on file as it was too long ago certainly no record of my receiving the letters, so it seems I have to prove I didn't receive something, a near impossible task So to put this in perspective I cannot understand how Letter sent but not received (most believable thing) My case was referred to court, so therefore there would be a fine but I have never been contacted to pay it DVLA say they asked my local police to collect my licence, no such contact ever Points added 2 and 4 years later, which DVLA say's doesn't matter as someone just writes them on and doesnt check the system So all those anamolies versus them saying they sent a letter After the conversation they agreed to priortise the return of my licence and get things done in 3 days not 3 weeks, but I had my car seized which will cost me £200+, had to add a friend to my insurance policy costing me £70, time and associated costs which will be a lot as I work for myself and without a car I cannot but most importantly I have been driving without a licence and therefore without insurance for 5 + years Do I let the above go and get on with my life or do I raise a grevieance?, anyone know what the likely outcome would be and what I would have to do to pursue it?
  20. Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere http://www.oft.gov.uk/news-and-updates/press/2012/107-12
  21. HI Just received a shock of my life that my student finance has been revoked. Let me start from the beginning, i was married in Pakistan in 2007, and my wife joined me in the UK in November 2011. I am currently in year 3 in uni. For the past 2 years i have stated in my student finance application that i am single due to the fact that i was not living with my wife and she was in Pakistan, she is a pakistani national. I have this year submitted my Pakistani marriage certificate to student finance as my wife has now joined me in the UK. We have only been living as wife husband since November 2011 as in pakistani/islamic law a wife and husband can live together after a walima (a ceremony) takes place, this is after the marriage ceremony has taken place. I have received a call from a student finance rep saying that i have falsely given inaccurate information in my previous years of study so i will not get paid any student loans, grants and tuition fees. I feel this is too harsh as i have mistakenly given inaccurate information. I did not know that i had to tell student finance that a Nikkah (pakistani Marriage) had taken place. Also i have read somewhere that pakistani marriages/nikkahs are not recoginised in the UK in the 1st place. Pleaseeee can someone help me
  22. Hi, I would like to share my frustrating story.. In November 2011 I've received a letter from the DVLA saying that my licence has been revoked and it no longer covers me to drive. I rang up DVLA immediately and after long conversation I was told that there are 6 points on my licence with driving with no insurance somewhere in London. After couple of weeks I received another letter from the Magistrates court (North West London) saying that I didn't show up to the court,however, they didn't notify me at all. In the meantime I spent hours on the phone trying to sort this out, because I am living in Manchester and I've never been driving in London. In this letter (from the court) I've noticed that my name is spelled wrong (only the first letter of my first name matches, but the surname and DOB is correct). I'll give you an example: imagine that my name John Smith, but they sent it to Jago Smith, but the driving number (which is on licence) is mine. After this I came up with decision that some guy Jago was convicted in London and he didn't provide his driving licence and policeman recorded it like J SMITH and system found me instead of him. I spent another weeks trying to sort this out, I sent all the paperwork to the DVLA, Magistrates Court and I went to the local DVLA department to have a word with them, but with no success. The next step was getting solicitor involved. This guy was very helpful.. he did his best to solve the problem. He managed to reopen this case and after 2 months we went to the same Magistrates Court in London. I had with me all evidences to prove that it wasn't me driving in London with no insurance. I provided all insurance policies I had since 2010-2012, letter from the work that I was working in this day in Manchester, bank statements in which is clearly seen that I was doing shopping in Manchester and physically I couldn't be in London. Before we went to the court my solicitor managed to get a fax copy from the London Metropolitan Police with an actual report/protocol made by policeman. In this report was written name Jago Smith, driving white Iveco van. We though that it will help us a lot, because I am not a Jago and because of someone's terrible mistake I was disqualified. The court was USELESS, my case was 50 minutes long with 3 breaks. The court agreed that there is something wrong and was very sorry about me, but they need a Jago not me and I have to contact DVLA again. You can't imaging how upset I was in that day.. we went back to the Manchester and next day my solicitor spoke with some big boss in DVLA directly, explained everything and points were removed from my licence next day. All this process was from mid November - mid August. Guess now what' the reason why I have posted all this rubbish? I received a letter from the DVLA this morning ON MY NAME, WITH MY DRIVERS NUMBER, WITH MY DOB, WITH MY ADDRESS and saying that I WAS CONVICTED on 24th Sep in North West London. Sadly, my solicitor is no longer in this country and I have to start all this from the beginning. I rang up DVLA straight away, explaining all the situation, but they don't want to listen to me, they just kick me to contact Magistrates Court and when I ring to Magistrates Court they told me to contact DVLA. Can you please give me any sort of feedback? I am starting to think about claiming compensation, because I couldn't drive for the 5 months and it ruined my holiday and now I am in exactly the same situation. Is it reasonable to even think about compensation? The last case shocked all my family and we had a really stressful period of time, I don't know if I will tell my family that this happened again. Thanks for your time. Best Regards, Yuri
  23. Hi, I'm not sure what to do, a warrant was issued on 4th october 2011 for a pcn, and this was revoked by the traffic enforcement centre (TEC) (court) on 20th november 2011 when i filed an out of time witness statement. I received a letter from the bailiff on saturday 2nd june 2012, and a visit from them this morning. I had appealed to the council but not had a response, and have heard from the TEC that they have not reissued a warrant and that hounslow council is basically acting on the old revoked warrant issued on 4th october 2011. surely this is unlawful? illegal? have tried contacting the council but they only accept written communication- email/letter, no visits in person or phonecalls, and i'm worried the bailiff will come again and add more fees. does anyone know what to do in this instance? thanks
  24. I was convicted of having no insurance recently after a mix up with insurance companies. As a new driver i was given 6 penalty points. Yesterday (sat 16 june 2012) i received a letter from dvla saying my licence would be revoked with effect from 5 days from date of letter (13 june 2012). I was stopped by police at 01.00 hours today and they told me my car was not insured. I explained i had a short term policy cover with ecar from 16 june until 19 june and proved this on ipad via emails from ecar. Then they said my licence was revoked. I explained i got the letter yesterday and it said 5 days? They have seized my car! I found the letter from dvla and contacted police. They came to my house i went outside gave them the letter and insurance proof. They were very rude and said it was the 18 june today; i explained there was no time on letter and 18 june surely lasts until 11.59 this evening? They just drove off? Basically i just need to know where i stand and if the 5 day warning of revokement of licence is inclusive so i can get my car released! P.s i am not a boy racer; i am 40 and me and my family are already being harassed by police after a recent complaint not directly relating to myself. Thanks in advance julieI
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