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      On 15/1/24 booked appointment with Big Motoring World (BMW) to view a mini on 17/1/24 at 8pm at their Enfield dealership.  

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    • We have finally managed to obtain the transcript of this case.

      The judge's reasoning is very useful and will certainly be helpful in any other cases relating to third-party rights where the customer has contracted with the courier company by using a broker.
      This is generally speaking the problem with using PackLink who are domiciled in Spain and very conveniently out of reach of the British justice system.

      Frankly I don't think that is any accident.

      One of the points that the judge made was that the customers contract with the broker specifically refers to the courier – and it is clear that the courier knows that they are acting for a third party. There is no need to name the third party. They just have to be recognisably part of a class of person – such as a sender or a recipient of the parcel.

      Please note that a recent case against UPS failed on exactly the same issue with the judge held that the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 did not apply.

      We will be getting that transcript very soon. We will look at it and we will understand how the judge made such catastrophic mistakes. It was a very poor judgement.
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      This is good ethical practice.

      It would be very nice if the parcel delivery companies – including EVRi – practised this kind of thing as well.

       

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VCS tries to 'fine' woman £18.5k for private parking invoices


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Driver fined £18,500 for ignoring daily parking tickets outside her home for a YEAR

 

Carly Mackie, 26, ignored fines for parking in front of her family garage in Dundee almost every day, claiming it's her right to park in front of her own property

 

 

 

A driver from Dundee has been fined a whopping £18,500 after throwing away parking tickets on her car for over a year.

 

Carly Mackie, 26, ignored fines for parking in front of her family garage almost every day, claiming it's her right to park in front of her own property.

 

She was handed a formal letter by the Vehicle Control Services Limited demanding she cough up the £18,500 to cover the cost of all of the tickets she has not paid.

 

Carly, who lives with her parents, has been parking her Mini on cobbles in front of her garage in Dundee for more than a year.

 

 

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/driver-fined-£18-500-for-ignoring-daily-parking-tickets-for-over-a-year-112110470.html#01m5y48

 

 

comments are good too below it

 

 

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DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

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She shouldn't have ignored. This kind of money will make it worth their wile to go after it.

 

If those are pictures of the real tickets then they are misleading as per Parking Eye and also they are contrary to the BPA code - except that VCS is now IPC

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18.5k over a year and they havent done court action? Even to the uninformed, VCS should have tried court by now if they thought they could get that money.

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The fine is so high because the company incurred costs obtaining Carly's details to pursue the numerous outstanding notices.

It costs £3.50 to get details from the DVLA so multiply that by 365 it equals £182, so where is the other £18,318 come from.

I can't see this being won in court.

 

 

And I agree with the 'yellow stickers' comment, she should take these as part of her defence, copied to make it look like official notices.

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It costs £3.50 to get details from the DVLA so multiply that by 365 it equals £182, so where is the other £18,318 come from.

I can't see this being won in court.

 

 

And I agree with the 'yellow stickers' comment, she should take these as part of her defence, copied to make it look like official notices.

 

 

The fine is so high because the company incurred costs obtaining Carly's details to pursue the numerous outstanding notices.

 

Absolute rubbish, they would only have had to do it the once, so agree, how are they justifying the rest of the claim.

 

Interesting that they haven't taken legal action already !

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Absolute rubbish, they would only have had to do it the once, so agree, how are they justifying the rest of the claim.

 

Interesting that they haven't taken legal action already !

 

They have to apply to the DVLA for keeper details for every individual ticket they issue via their kadoe agreement, and it costs them £2.50 a pop...

 

The car can change RK at anytime...

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They have to apply to the DVLA for keeper details for every individual ticket they issue via their kadoe agreement, and it costs them £2.50 a pop...

 

The car can change RK at anytime...

 

My apologies, I didn't realise that.

 

Did no one notice my 'deliberate error' in the sums :)

 

 

Only after you pointed it out, conniff :lol:

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