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    • wolfaroo
    • By wolfaroo 13th Oct 16, 2:27 PM
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    can anyone recommend a good solicitor please?
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:27 PM
    can anyone recommend a good solicitor please? 13th Oct 16 at 2:27 PM
    Hi,

    Good to see this forum is still helping hundreds of motorists successfully challenge parking-penalty sharks!

    I am hoping someone might be able to recommend a good solicitor with experience of taking on these dodos? I now have lots of tickets, stacks of DRP propaganda and some Gladstones Solicitors circulars, and feel it might be time to organise a day or two in court to end the madness.

    I'm in London but I don't suppose it matters where the solicitor is based? Any recommendations/introductions would be very helpful.

    Cheers,
    Wolf
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 13th Oct 16, 2:40 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:40 PM
    Are you being taken to court? If not, why (and how) would you take them to court?

    If yes, you don't need a solicitor, and any costs for a solicitor cannot be claimed from the other party anyway.
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    • Ralph-y
    • By Ralph-y 13th Oct 16, 2:41 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:41 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:41 PM
    Hi and welcome to the forum .......

    may I please ask as to why you want a solicitor ?

    if it is to fight PPC's parking invoices ..... then you will get better advice here and its free ........

    the forum members on MSE and PEPIPOO would run rings around solicitors IMHO

    and they certainly do so with PPC solicitors

    Ralph
    • wolfaroo
    • By wolfaroo 13th Oct 16, 2:54 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:54 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:54 PM
    No, I'm not being taken to court.

    I would like to pursue the creditor(s) and/or landowner for harassment and sue their solicitors for professional misconduct. I would also like professional legal advice on what other avenues are available for legal recourse.

    Many thanks,
    Wolf
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 13th Oct 16, 3:05 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 3:05 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 3:05 PM
    Watch the postman for the court papers that will likely be coming your way soon. "Lot of Tickets" usually means they will test the waters
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 13th Oct 16, 3:10 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 3:10 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 3:10 PM
    Hi,

    Good to see this forum is still helping hundreds of motorists successfully challenge parking-penalty sharks!

    I am hoping someone might be able to recommend a good solicitor with experience of taking on these dodos? I now have lots of tickets, stacks of DRP propaganda and some Gladstones Solicitors circulars, and feel it might be time to organise a day or two in court to end the madness.

    I'm in London but I don't suppose it matters where the solicitor is based? Any recommendations/introductions would be very helpful.
    Originally posted by wolfaroo

    'Mr Mustard' (occasional poster on pepipoo forum and he has appeared, helping people at PCN Adjudications for Council tickets, on 'Parking Wars' once on TV I think) is in Barnet and seems to have put a motorist in touch with legal representation, according to a new article about someone whose car was wrongly seized by bailiffs. That case was in the Daily Mail yesterday, Police actually arrested the new owner for sitting in HIS car when the PCNs related to the previous owner. The bailiffs spun the yarn that the write was attached to the vehicle, not the actual (previous owner) debtor...

    Think I'm remembering that right. Mr Mustard mainly deals with Council PCNs, though, I believe.

    Normally we do not suggest using a solicitor as you cannot reclaim costs in Small Claims (unless your home Legal Cover will foot the bill).
    Last edited by Coupon-mad; 13-10-2016 at 3:13 PM.
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    Click on the breadcrumb trail, top of page: Household & Travel > Motoring > Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking & READ THE 'NEWBIES' FAQS THREAD.
    DON'T read old advice to ignore, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 13th Oct 16, 3:37 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 3:37 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 3:37 PM
    Hi,

    Good to see this forum is still helping hundreds of motorists successfully challenge parking-penalty sharks!

    I am hoping someone might be able to recommend a good solicitor with experience of taking on these dodos? I now have lots of tickets, stacks of DRP propaganda and some Gladstones Solicitors circulars, and feel it might be time to organise a day or two in court to end the madness.

    I'm in London but I don't suppose it matters where the solicitor is based? Any recommendations/introductions would be very helpful.

    Cheers,
    Wolf
    Originally posted by wolfaroo
    I doubt you will find a solicitor who would take this scam on.
    The only ones we see here are low level pond life like Gladstones, BWLegal, Wright Hassall and Miah who prey on motorists

    The DRP RUBBISH you just ignore.

    Why not play footie with Gladstones, they are not the smartest in the book.

    The Parking Prankster says this ......

    "Incompetent scammers Will Hurley and John Davies"
    They own Gladstones. AKA Mr Bean & Mr Bean
    http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=gladstones

    Gladstones have been reported to the SRA many times and that is your angle of attack.

    In the meantime deny everything to Gladstones, put your demands back on them for proof
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    • IamEmanresu
    • By IamEmanresu 13th Oct 16, 6:55 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 6:55 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 6:55 PM
    Any solicitor will take your money to issue a claim and prepare the paperwork if you want to fight back.

    You can even do it yourself. I've got one going at the moment and for £50, it gets the other side to focus on what you are telling them.

    Since you do not have a claim, a pre-emptive strike such as you are suggesting will likely get you a claim from them so another suggestion is to invite them to issue a claim and for the same £50 put in a counterclaim to theirs
    General Election coming up? Your MP worried about his/her job? Give them something to do and get them to sort out these parking cowboys. Search "Theyworkforyou" for the name of your MP.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 13th Oct 16, 8:19 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 8:19 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 8:19 PM
    Any solicitor will take your money to issue a claim and prepare the paperwork if you want to fight back.
    Originally posted by IamEmanresu
    True ..... doubt that any solicitor will be clued up though with the parking industry and/or would risk failure to tarnish their name.
    Suppose their might be others like Gladstones, BWLegal, Wright Hassall and Miah who work for a few bucks
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    • bargepole
    • By bargepole 13th Oct 16, 8:33 PM
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    ... Gladstones have been reported to the SRA many times and that is your angle of attack....
    Originally posted by beamerguy
    I'm afraid this advice, although well intended, is just plain wrong.

    The fact that Gladstones may have been reported to the SRA in previous instances has no bearing on the present case. Furthermore, unless there is documented evidence of a complaint against Gladstones being upheld by the SRA, no judicial notice would be taken of this.

    As for finding a solicitor to take on a parking case, people have tried that before, and they generally shy away, mumbling 'Beavis'.

    Suing for harassment would require you to provide evidence of a large number of letters and/or phone calls demanding payment. See Ferguson v British Gas Trading Ltd [2009] EWCA 46.
    Speeding cases fought: 24 (3 of mine, 21 for others). Cases won: 20. Points on licence: 0. Private Parking Court Cases: Won 18. Lost 5.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 13th Oct 16, 9:03 PM
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    I'm afraid this advice, although well intended, is just plain wrong.

    The fact that Gladstones may have been reported to the SRA in previous instances has no bearing on the present case. Furthermore, unless there is documented evidence of a complaint against Gladstones being upheld by the SRA, no judicial notice would be taken of this.
    Originally posted by bargepole
    One then wonders what goes on with the SRA ?? It was earlier this year they said that there was no proof that Gladstones/IPC/IAS were anything to do with each other.

    The public must have some sort of trust with the SRA if they are to remain credible
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    • fil cad
    • By fil cad 13th Oct 16, 9:15 PM
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    The public must have some sort of trust with the SRA if they are to remain credible[/QUOTE] Just like the BPA they won't upset the gravy train.
    Last edited by fil cad; 13-10-2016 at 9:19 PM.
    NEVER EVER PAY A PRIVATE PARKING CHARGE! And help the PPCs go bankrupt ASAP, second thoughts pay them in full with toy cash.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 13th Oct 16, 9:20 PM
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    The public must have some sort of trust with the SRA if they are to remain credible
    Originally posted by fil cad
    Just like the BPA they won't upset the gravy train.[/QUOTE]

    YES, there is a big difference, the SRA are supposed to be professionals ...... The BPA are not
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    • IamEmanresu
    • By IamEmanresu 14th Oct 16, 8:54 AM
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    I now have lots of tickets
    Why were the tickets issued should have been the first question. Are you being ticketed on your own space or have you been using other's. The first would be a case to take legal action on. If it is the second, you'd be wasting your money - but having fun at the same time.
    General Election coming up? Your MP worried about his/her job? Give them something to do and get them to sort out these parking cowboys. Search "Theyworkforyou" for the name of your MP.
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