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      Sorry for only updating you now, but after your guidance with submitting the claim it was pretty straight forward and I didn't want to unnecessarily waste your time. Especially with this guide you wrote here, so many thanks for that
      So I issued the claim on day 15 and they requested more time to respond.
      They took until the last day to respond and denied the claim, unsurprisingly saying my contract was with Packlink and not with them.
       
      I opted for mediation, and it played out very similarly to other people's experiences.
       
      In the first call I outlined my case, and I referred to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 as the reason to why I do in fact have a contract with them. 
       
      In the second call the mediator came back with an offer of the full amount of the phone and postage £146.93, but not the court costs. I said I was not willing to accept this and the mediator came across as a bit irritated that I would not accept this and said I should be flexible. I insisted that the law was on my side and I was willing to take them to court. The mediator went back to Hermes with what I said.
       
      In the third call the mediator said that they would offer the full amount. However, he said that Hermes still thought that I should have taken the case against Packlink instead, and that they would try to recover the court costs themselves from Packlink.
       
      To be fair to them, if Packlink wasn't based in Spain I would've made the claim against them instead. But since they are overseas and the law lets me take action against Hermes directly, it's the best way of trying to recover the money.
       
      So this is a great win. Thank you so much for your help and all of the resources available on this site. It has helped me so much especially as someone who does not know anything about making money claims.
       
      Many thanks, stay safe and have a good Christmas!
       
       
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At the weekend I popped into a shop to buy a couple of bits and forgot to get a ticket. I was only in there for 5-10 minutes so they must have been watching waiting.On the ticket it says that the charge can be paid in 3 days either online or by phone, however nearly a week on they still don’t recognise the reference number. My girlfriend has also tried to contact them via their website but we've heard nothing back.Do i send a cheque by recorded delivery?Seems a lot of people just recommend ignoring the ticket. Can this be done? A friend of mine has told me before that Private car park companies are reluctant to take people to court as losing would set a precedent.

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If this is definitely an NCP ticket and not a Council one, then the best advice you will get is to completely ignore them and DO NOT pay them!

 

Think about it - what right have they got to issue their own fine for breaking their rules? The answer is none. This is why they won't take you to court. They cannot make you pay. You owe them nothing. You do not have to deal with them, communicate with them in any way, and certainly not give away your money.

 

Expect 4 or 5 scary letters, then when they realise they aren't getting anywhere, they will give up. Nothing will happen to you.

 

Have a read around this forum for more about private companies and their tickets.

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Does it mention any legislation at the top of the ticket, such as the Road Traffic Act? Is it called a Penalty Charge Notice or something else (but similar)?

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