No sadly, that doesn't apply here, unfortunately, unless you are willing to testify that the didn't send the summon .
I was under the impression you were not at the address when court papers were filed and therefore were not responsible for not attending, isn't that what you inferred in post one?
So in this case, unless you have any other reasons for not knowing, I would plead guilty, because, it seems you are.
If you do, you should get a discount on your fine. Perhaps the driver will re-imburse you the rest.
The courts, contrary to uninformed opinion do not just accept out of time statements.
there are numerous threads here now whereby NPS have sent a letter of claim.
a suitable reply is in this thread at post 26.
but you need to read all the recent NPS threads to fully understand the issues here over change of name
Firstly, I apologise because I realise there are other threads relating to this subject, but I am struggling to apply to my own situation.
Letter of claim received from NPS from a Parking Charge in 2016.
I appealed at the time through IAS on inadequate signage, but lost.
When I actually looked at the evidence NPS gave in response, they had stated there were signs in places that there weren't.
I have some photos of the site at the time which had one sign in the corner of the car park.
New signs were then put up within months around the whole car park.
I paid for parking at a machine directly in front of the car park as it appeared this was for this car park.
I have all letters and the original parking ticket.
I can upload all these when I can figure out how to do one PDF!
Should I respond with anything specific?
I have read about the acknowledgement letter asking for further info not provided in the letter of claim or I am considering the "without predujice" offer of £60 because I don't want to end up at court!
What would people suggest?
Thank you for your input.
Don't touch them owe me £500 since January 2019 make excuse after excuse. Seem they always have software problems sending money out. Keep saying they will call back or email nothing been chasing it now for 6 mths the phone staff always have the same banter we will chase it up and get back to you then nothing!