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    • Thanks for the welcome Andyorch dx100uk- I have had 2 previous addresses since coming back to the UK. Does this mean I should not ignore?   
    • I would be inclined to rip their WS apart. That way, I doubt that VCS would wish to proceed to Court.  In paragraph 5 VCS claim they have full compliance with their Code of Practice for Private Enforcement and Private Land. Really? Can this be the same VCS that was issuing PCNs between 2013 and 2017 knowing that the signage there had not been agreed by Liverpool council and therefore the signage was illegal. Here is an open letter from the Parking Prank   Tuesday, 19 November 2013 An open letter to Simon Renshaw Smith of VCS parking regarding Liverpool John Lennon Airport   19/11/2013 Dear Mr Renshaw Smith,   I wish to draw your attention to the procedural impropriety in your operational activities on the approach roads within Liverpool John Lennon Airport.   You are actively operating under contract to issue civil penalty tickets (PCN’s) for traffic offences on the roads such as stopping at the roadside, whether for seconds, minutes or even longer, or for parking on the roadside verges.   You are doing so based on an allegation of contractual agreement for a breach of parking conditions and are actively sending out a notice to keeper in each case where you ask for the name and address of the driver. You are doing this under the provisions of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.   As you are no doubt aware, due to your many years of experience in emptying people’s wallets, where land is governed by byelaws the remedy for any breach of conditions of those byelaws is through the criminal courts, such as a magistrates.   Not only that, since the byelaws set an amount of penalty for failure to comply with them; a further amount based on your own assessment is unlawful at best and perhaps even fraudulent.   A set of the byelaws for the Liverpool Airport have now been obtained from a reliable source, Liverpool City Council,  which sets out the airport’s stance on roadway use, or misuse. It also lays down a penalty upon summary conviction for a breach of the byelaws of £5 for the 1st offence and a further amount of 40 shillings for a continued daily breach.   I put it to you that these byelaws govern the airport’s penalty regime for the alleged contraventions you are enforcing. In fact there is no penalty for stopping at the roadside. There is no offence committed so there can be no penalty unless it can be proven in a magistrate’s court that this action amounted to a failure under para 14: “Driving or placing a vehicle carelessly or dangerously or without due consideration for persons using the airport”   Para 18 gives notice that a “failure by the driver of a vehicle to comply with any direction for the regulation of traffic given by a constable or any person acting on behalf of the council or a traffic sign” will be subject to the penalty regime of the aforementioned £5 plus 40 shillings per day afterwards.   The mention of the traffic signs and the council's part in the overall monitoring means that the signs must be compliant to the TSRGD which are those shown for the public highways; not the ones arbitrarily stuck at the roadside by yourself which are meaningless in the context of the legal status of the byelaws.   Furthermore, POFA 2012 3(1)(c) states that Schedule 4 only applies on land on which the parking of a vehicle is not subject to a statutory control. It further states (3)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(c) the parking of a vehicle on land is “subject to statutory control” if any statutory provision imposes a liability (whether criminal or civil, and whether in the form of a fee or charge or a penalty of any kind) in respect of the parking on that land of vehicles generally or of vehicles of a description that includes the vehicle in question.   The byelaws state at para 2.19 that the following act is prohibited. The penalty for this is a fine not exceeding five pounds.   POFA 2012 therefore does not apply, and you may therefore only pursue the driver and not the registered keeper. Moreover, you may only pursue them for the sum of five pounds.   Knowingly pursuing the registered keeper when POFA 2012 is an offence which the DVLA take extremely seriously and may ban you from access. The BPA wrote to you in their electronic newsletter this month reiterating this.   I put it to you, Mr Renshaw Smith, that your company is operating unlawfully at the Liverpool Airport site and ask what you intend to do since this has now been brought to your notice.   May I remind you that since this is an unlawful operation, you may well be required at some later time to recompense the amounts of the PCN’s already paid by drivers, and perhaps face tough questions in a court of law, not just a civil court.           Happy Stopping Briefly At the Roadside   The Parking Prankster   The Prankster would like to thank his source for the above   I am sure that you will find other examples of VCS not complying with Code of Conduct or the Law.   And of course VCS do not have the ability to take you to Court because you were a trespasser and only the land owner can take a trespasser to Court.          
    • Yes ...you have it confirmed by the court above that they requested a copy of the Order/Consent on the 2/08/2019....and then requested judgment on 21/08/2019 .
    • blimey J&P   I wonder how many more solicitor firms UAE creditors will try and use as a cheaper alternative to IRDWW and their cohorts that appear to have cost them £1000's in fees for nothing in return.   if this is not a letter of claim  pers i'd ignore them unless you have previous UK addresses since coming to the UK?
    • Thats the idea.....any further flaws with the reconstituted agreement ? They will be able to rely on a recon given that the agreement is post April 2007 but it must be accurate and a true copy of the agreement used from that date.   Andy
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as from nov 2016 the Scottish system changed...DX

 

As the process for those is different to the rest of the UK

 

There are 2 types of actions in Scotland:

 

SIMPLE PROCEDURE- up to £5000

simple and relatively easy to complete yourself.

 

Ordinary Cause Action for over £5000

http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/taking-...ordinary-cause

 

Ordinary Actions can be more complicated and can also be completed yourself as long as you TAKE the time to research and be able to respond to effectively however you may wish to seek legal advice, especially for Ordinary Cause, on these if you are unsure.

 

All the details on what is required is available at http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk.

 

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Answer the following questions using the details from the court claimform:

 

name the issuing court:

 

Who Is The Claimant:

 

Who Are the Solicitors:

 

What type of action? (Simple/Ordinary):

 

What is the claim for –

[type out ALL the text [minus pers details] [D1 BOX SPR FORM]

or if Oridinary Cause

look for the words which FOLLOWS [substantial connection with Scotland]

NOTE THE EXACT WORDING IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO YOUR CASE SO GET IT RIGHT.

 

 

type out ALL the text [minus pers details] [D4 BOX SPR FORM] or [Condescendence from Writ]

NOTE THE EXACT WORDING IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO YOUR CASE SO GET IT RIGHT.

 

date of raised claim [or court stamp date from writ] :-

 

Last Date Of Service [or from form 07]:-

 

Last Date For Response [or from form 07]:-

 

What Documents are listed in Box E2:[or in your form requesting the same?]

 

Is the claim for ......an Overdraft, credit card, loan account, HP Agreement, Catalogue or mobile phone debt? :-

 

 

BOX D5 what has the claimant stated: IN FULL or [Pleas in law from the writ]

…..

 

from your knowledge: answer the following:

 

When did you enter into the original agreement before or after 2007?

 

Has the claim been issued by the original creditor or was the account assigned and it is the Debt purchaser who has issued the claim.:-

 

Were you aware the account had been assigned – did you receive a Notice of Assignment?

 

Did you receive a Default Notice from the original creditor?

 

Have you been receiving statutory notices headed “Notice of Default sums” – at least once a year ?

 

When was you last payment:-

 

Why did you cease payments:-

 

Was there a dispute with the original creditor that remains unresolved?

 

Did you communicate any financial problems to the original creditor and make any attempt to enter into a debt management plan?

 

What you need to do now.

 

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Once you receive Court Papers

 

As a defendant in a small claims case it is important that you act quickly and do not ignore the claim form when it arrives. Remember, the claim will proceed anyway even if you don’t respond. If the claim goes against you, it will be very difficult to make a counter claim as you didn't respond to the initial Summary Cause.

 

You may be unaware that you are the defendant in a small claims case that a Creditor has bought against you. When the Summary Cause arrives follow these initial steps:

 

1: Read the Form Carefully

 

The detail about the claim that is being bought against you will be in the ‘particulars of claim’ section. If this section isn't completed, or has the words ‘particulars of claim to follow’ take no action now and wait until you are sent details of the claim against you. You may want to consult a lawyer at this stage.

 

2: Respond in Time

 

It’s vitally important that you respond to the claim for you have been sent.

 

3: Talk to the Claimant

 

Just because a small claim has been bought against you and a claim form issued, this doesn't mean you are not allowed to contact the claimant directly. In fact the court encourages you to try and settle the claim without the need for a court appearance. So, try and resolve your dispute directly with the claimant if you can.

 

Not Responding to the Summary Cause

 

If you ignore the Summary Cause form when it arrives this can have an adverse impact on your financial status. The court will continue with the small claims lawsuit that is being bought against you even in your absence as this is a legal requirement. When the small claim is processed you will be sent a bill showing the amount you owe and any additional costs.

 

The small claims against you is a legal process that will be recorded on the Register of Judgements, Orders and Fines. This information is used to check your credit, so could have a negative impact when you next apply for any credit. To avoid damaging your credit rating reply to your small claims docket as soon as you can.

 

How to Respond to Your Small Claims Form

 

When you received your form from the court you will also have been sent a response pack. In this pack you will see the option that are open to you. These include:

 

• A dispute claim form. You can use this form if you do not agree that you are liable for the small claim being bought against you and wish to submit a Defence.

• Details about how to pay the amount being claimed from you.

• Details about how to admit to part of the small claim against you, and how you can ask the claimant for more time to pay.

 

 

Disputed claims are handled by filling in the appropriate form from your response pack. . Pay special attention to the allegations raised on the form. If you don’t respond to each the court will assume you are admitting guilt.

 

Further information:-

 

https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/rules-and-practice/guidance-notes/summary-cause-guidance-notes

 

https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/rules-and-practice/rules-of-court/sheriff-court---civil-procedure-rules/summary-cause-rules


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EDIT BY DX 2017.....IN SOME CASES THIS IS NOW NOT CURRENT:

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If you require more information in a small claims or summary action you need to apply for an Incidental Application:

 

INCIDENTAL APPLICATION

 

Sheriff Court:

 

Summary Cause Summons Number:

 

Date of Next Hearing:

 

(Their name) Pursuer against (your name) Defender

(address) (address)

 

The defender requests the court to postpone the hearing fixed for xxxx 2009 and that the case is temporarily sisted.

 

The defender also seeks an order for the recovery of documents from the pursuer in relation to the claim made against the defender. These documents are vital to the defender in order to compile a full defence. The documents requested to be recovered are listed below:

 

1. A true copy of the executed credit agreement and any terms and conditions that applied to the account at the time of default and at the time the account was opened.

2. All records the pursuers hold on the defender relevant to this case, including but not limited to:

 

a. Transcriptions of all telephone conversations recorded and any notes made in relation to telephone conversations by the pursuers, or by any previous creditor

b. Where there has been any event in the defenders account history over this period which has required manual intervention by any person, the defender requires disclosure of any indication or notes which have either caused or resulted in that manual intervention, or other evidence of that manual intervention in relation to my account formerly held with ORIGINAL CREDITOR.

c. True copies of any notice of assignment and/or default notice or enforcement notice that the pursuers or the original creditor sent the defender, with a copy of any proof of postage that the pursuers hold.

d.Documents relating to any payment protection insurance added to the account, including the insurance contract and terms and conditions, date it was added and deleted (if applicable).

e. Details of any collection charge added to the account; specifically, the date it was levied, the amount of the charge, a detailed financial breakdown of how the charge was calculated, and what the charge covers.

f. Specific details of the fees/charges levied by any other agency in respect of this account and a detailed breakdown of said fees/charges and what each charge relates to and on what date said fees/charges were levied.

g. A genuine copy of any notice of fair use of the defenders data as required by the Data Protection Act 1998

h. A list of third party agencies to whom the pursuers have disclosed the defenders personal datalink3.gif and a summary of the nature of the information the pursuers have disclosed.

i. Copies of statements for the entire duration of the credit agreement.

 

3. Any other documents the pursuers seek to rely on in court.

 

 

Signed:

Defender:

Dated:

 

 

For a Ordinary Cause you will need to serve a Motion, for a party litigant this has to be done through a Sheriff Officer (courts have a list and it costs about £50-£75) or through a solicitor.


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