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      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.

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      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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I had initially originally wrote to HSBC on 12th Dec (Prelim) asking for £286.50 for one account and £174 for the other to give a total of £486.50. I then realised that I had not claimed the overdraft interest and filled in the spreadsheet for this. The total charges remained the same but overdraft interest of £65.21 and £92.29 was added to the above, which then gave a total of £618.00. This is the figure I used in the LBA on 5th Jan.

 

I realise now that as the spreadsheet does not give an interest amount if the balance was not in the red at the time of the charge, and so only claimed when I was in the red at the end of the month (this was when I was paid and so a lot of times at this point I was in the black, but other times in the month I was still in the red resulting in interest). I read elsewhere on the forum that other people were putting the worst case figure here during each month, and so if I had done this, the overdraft interest claim part would have been higher. *edit*(worked this out and it only adds on about £20)

 

HSBC have today wrote to offer me £286 and £159. This is only 50p and £15 less than I had originally claimed for.:eek:

 

So, I was going to start MCOL on Friday 19th Jan. Do I reject the offers made and refer them back to the LBA letter? Do I reissue the LBA and add in all the interest charges I had missed off as above? or start MCOL so I can claim the 8% on top? (This would be £108.01 and £73.91 on top of the above figures):confused:

HSBC - Pre Lim sent 12-12-06, LBA sent 27-12-06, reissued 5-1-07. Part offer rejected 17-1-07, MCOL 19-1-07, AQ - 21-2-07. Settled

Nationwide - S.A.R. sent 13-12-06, Pre lim sent 5-1-07, LBA sent 19-1-07, MCOL 2-2-07, WON 22-2-07.

Capital One - S.A.R. sent 13-12-06, Pre lim sent 17-1-07, LBA sent. Settled

MBNA - S.A.R. sent 13-12-06, Offer rejected 19-1-07, Pre Lim 19-1-07, LBA sent, Setteled 21-2-07.

MBNA Loan PPI - Pre lim sent 19-2-10, Settled.

MBNA CC PPI - Pre lim sent 19-2-10, WON 2-7-10.

HSBC PPI - Pre lim sent 19-2-10, with Court

EGG PPI - Pre lim sent 19-2-10, FOS upheld 3-7-10

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OK, I worked out the difference in interest and ist of £20ish, so I will stick with my original LBA claim. I have draft a letter out as follows:

 

Addressed to Colin Langdale

Thank you for your letters dated 11/01/07. Prior to receipt of your letter I have wrote to yourselves on 5th January 2007 to also claim back the interest that was also added to my accounts.

 

I respectfully decline your offer of settlement and request, once again, that you return to me all charges imposed on this account, and overdraft interest now totalling £618.00.

I am enclosing a copy of the schedule of the charges which I am claiming for your information.

 

I will accept the sum offered only as part settlement and on the clear understanding that I will pursue recovery of the remainder.

 

I will be willing to withdraw my claim upon receipt of unconditional full settlement of my claim.

 

I trust this clarifies my position.

 

 

Yours faithfully,

is this ok?

HSBC - Pre Lim sent 12-12-06, LBA sent 27-12-06, reissued 5-1-07. Part offer rejected 17-1-07, MCOL 19-1-07, AQ - 21-2-07. Settled

Nationwide - S.A.R. sent 13-12-06, Pre lim sent 5-1-07, LBA sent 19-1-07, MCOL 2-2-07, WON 22-2-07.

Capital One - S.A.R. sent 13-12-06, Pre lim sent 17-1-07, LBA sent. Settled

MBNA - S.A.R. sent 13-12-06, Offer rejected 19-1-07, Pre Lim 19-1-07, LBA sent, Setteled 21-2-07.

MBNA Loan PPI - Pre lim sent 19-2-10, Settled.

MBNA CC PPI - Pre lim sent 19-2-10, WON 2-7-10.

HSBC PPI - Pre lim sent 19-2-10, with Court

EGG PPI - Pre lim sent 19-2-10, FOS upheld 3-7-10

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just changed it so it reads better:

 

Thank you for your two letters dated 11/01/07. Prior to receipt of your letter I have wrote to yourselves on 5th January 2007 to also claim back the interest that was also added to my accounts which now totals £618.00.

 

I will accept the sum offered only as part settlement and on the clear understanding that I will pursue recovery of the remainder, with a County Court claim if necessary. I am enclosing a copy of the schedule of the charges which I am claiming for your information.

 

My letter before action sent previously indicates that you have until 19/01/07 to respond before Court action commences. You are reminded that there will be no extension to this timescale.

 

 

I trust this clarifies my position.

 

 

Yours faithfully,

HSBC - Pre Lim sent 12-12-06, LBA sent 27-12-06, reissued 5-1-07. Part offer rejected 17-1-07, MCOL 19-1-07, AQ - 21-2-07. Settled

Nationwide - S.A.R. sent 13-12-06, Pre lim sent 5-1-07, LBA sent 19-1-07, MCOL 2-2-07, WON 22-2-07.

Capital One - S.A.R. sent 13-12-06, Pre lim sent 17-1-07, LBA sent. Settled

MBNA - S.A.R. sent 13-12-06, Offer rejected 19-1-07, Pre Lim 19-1-07, LBA sent, Setteled 21-2-07.

MBNA Loan PPI - Pre lim sent 19-2-10, Settled.

MBNA CC PPI - Pre lim sent 19-2-10, WON 2-7-10.

HSBC PPI - Pre lim sent 19-2-10, with Court

EGG PPI - Pre lim sent 19-2-10, FOS upheld 3-7-10

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Sent the letter today (17/1/07). Do I still start MCOL on Friday (19/1/07) which is when the 14 days from the LBA are up, or do I wait a bit to see if they reply to the letter above?

HSBC - Pre Lim sent 12-12-06, LBA sent 27-12-06, reissued 5-1-07. Part offer rejected 17-1-07, MCOL 19-1-07, AQ - 21-2-07. Settled

Nationwide - S.A.R. sent 13-12-06, Pre lim sent 5-1-07, LBA sent 19-1-07, MCOL 2-2-07, WON 22-2-07.

Capital One - S.A.R. sent 13-12-06, Pre lim sent 17-1-07, LBA sent. Settled

MBNA - S.A.R. sent 13-12-06, Offer rejected 19-1-07, Pre Lim 19-1-07, LBA sent, Setteled 21-2-07.

MBNA Loan PPI - Pre lim sent 19-2-10, Settled.

MBNA CC PPI - Pre lim sent 19-2-10, WON 2-7-10.

HSBC PPI - Pre lim sent 19-2-10, with Court

EGG PPI - Pre lim sent 19-2-10, FOS upheld 3-7-10

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