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    • Thanks DX.  I've ploughed through the pages and dug out what I feel are the relevant ones. Obviously, some of these are duplicates of what I've put up before.  Anyway, I would be hugely grateful if someone can look over and advise. Reading though other posts and on other cases that I've had help with from here, I don't think they have much of a case - given the weakness of much of their "evidence" - but obviously I would be grateful for some expert advice from the helpful souls on here.    Thank you.    B   Witness Oct19_redacted.pdf
    • You came here for advice, soem advice has been given adn you question the validity and source of that advice. We are all lay peopele, ie not giving professional advice but it is based on experience of the world and in some cases working in the field that advice is given on. Now you dont have to take our advice, we wont get the huff if you prefer to look elsewhere or do something else. when I asked what you think they would do with your NI number it is to prod you to think for yourself and question why they would ask for this when there is nothing legal they can do with the information so wouild you be wnating to give it to them knowing that they would want it to break the law if they processed it. Now you can take that up with the company at the top but TBH unless you want to spend money on a lawyer they will not answer the question or fob you off with some ridiculous answer anyway.   so for the moment read a lot about  RLP and similar situations to yours ans make particular note of what happened to the peopel in the end. You will find no threads theat ended by saying " thanks to you I gor sued by RLP and owe them a fortune". It isnt going to happen and the reasons why are explained in many threads. They rely on your feeling of guilt to get anywhere
    • you need to respond to their letter saying that you belive that you ahve been paid correctly ( or underpaid if you are due a small amount of accrued holiday pay etc) and demand that they show a full account of what you received, when and why and how they arrived at this figure. You then reconcile that with your P45 and use the figures to bat off any furhter demands if they still akke one. Come back if they dotn drop the matter and give us the full breakdown on hours worked, hourly rate, gross pay, tax paid  etc
    • @dx100ukI never got a response to my SAR from Octopus.   But I have just received a 'letter before court action' from one of their legal representatives, who have been "instructed to consider legal action against [me] if full payment, a settlement or your proposals to make suitable repayments arrangements are not received in the next 30 days."   I'm reading the threads now. Any advice on how to proceed? 
    • I would say let them do their worst, it will surely backfire on them. Now with restrictive contracts that stop you working fro competitors- these are notoriously vague so often not worth the paper they are written on. also they have to be fair so for example if there are only 2 companies in the UK that make a certain product your employer cant say you arent allowed to work for the other one. If you were for example trained as a hairdersser and you were going to open a salon in the next street to your ex employer then the restriction would apply if worded correctly. Dont panic about this, your new employer will be au fait with the situation and time spent worrying about a nastly letter will in their eyes take you eye off the ball so concentrate on the new job.
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Mislead by End of Roadworks/National Speed Limit Sign   less than 1 mile after these signs on the side of A52 east of Derby City Centre a police camera van was placed.Over 90 motorists self included have received penalty notices or attend speed awareness class .

All traffc having driven through the 40mph roadworks zone accelerated on passing the signs.

We were all mislead by the signs.

It is alleged I was doing 49 in a continuing 40mph temporary limit area , a speed awareness course has been offered.

Is it worth appealing this ?



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Looks like the signage was for the road on the left and not the dual carriageway.  You can see a little further the contra-flow signage for the dual carriageway adjacent to both lanes. 

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Yes it seems as if the National Speed Limit and end of roadworks signs are for the road to the left which is presumably a slip road off the dual carriageway. It is sited inside the Armco protecting that road. Was there similar signage on the left of that road (so making a matching pair either side of it?) Though it is not mandatory signs indicating changes to speed limits are usually provided in such pairs. Pairs of signs are particularly useful where parallel roads exist and  the change only applies to one of them. If there was not a pair serving that slip road it may amount to a defence but I believe you would struggle and the cost of failure (vs the cost of the course) is high.


You don't "appeal" this allegation (as you have not been convicted). You will have to decline the course and the fixed penalty option. You will then receive a Single Justice Procedure Notice (probably about six months after the event). You would respond to this by pleading  Not Guilty and a full court hearing will be arranged. By then the cheaper options will have long sailed into the sunset and even if you change your mind and plead guilty you face a fine of half a week's net income (reduced by a third if you plead guilty), a surcharge of 10% of the fine (Minimum £30), £85 costs and three points. If you defend the matter and fail you obviously receive no reduction for a guilty plea and the costs rise to a minimum of £300 and possibly as high as £620 (depending how much work is required for the trial). You can see immediately that it makes the course or fixed penalty quite attractive..

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