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    • tawMurphy
    • By tawMurphy 12th Mar 17, 8:34 AM
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    Urgent help needed
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    • 12th Mar 17, 8:34 AM
    Urgent help needed 12th Mar 17 at 8:34 AM
    Yesterday I received a letter from County Court Business Centre, in relation to a PCN from 13/11/2011. The letter is asking for a payment of 257.86. At that time the advice online was to ignore these letters if you are brave enough. I ignored it and continued to ignore it. All went quiet until this letter landed on my doorstep yesterday. I have no documentation, no photos in relation to the PCN - should I just pay up?
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    • Lamilad
    • By Lamilad 12th Mar 17, 9:10 AM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 9:10 AM
    First things first you need to acknowledge the court papers via the MCOL website. Details for this in the bottom right of your claim form. Don't lose your gateway ID or password.

    Follow the acknowledgment of service process (AOS) stating you intend to defend the claim in full.

    IMPORTANT: DO NOT post anything in the defence box. Don't even start the defence process yet. Once acknowledged your have 28+5 days from the issue date to submit your defence.

    If you want further advice then you need to post some more information:
    * Who is the claimant?
    * What is the alleged parking contravention?
    * What do the particulars of claim (PoC) state?

    Don't post anything that might identify you and don't say who was driving. Refer only to 'the keeper' (you) and 'the driver' (unknown)
    • fisherjim
    • By fisherjim 12th Mar 17, 9:13 AM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 9:13 AM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 9:13 AM
    The regulars will need a little more info, like who is the PPC, who has filed the claim, are they real stamped CC letters, also they can only claim the original charge not those inflated figures.
    To quote the words of the great Count Arthur Strong "You Couldn't make it up"
    • Redx
    • By Redx 12th Mar 17, 9:31 AM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 9:31 AM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 9:31 AM
    read post #2 of the NEWBIES sticky thread for a start
    Newbies !!
    Private Parking ticket? check the 2 sticky threads by coupon-mad and crabman in the Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking Board forum for the latest advice or maybe try pepipoo or C.A.G. or legal beagles forums if you need legal advice as well because this parking forum is not about debt collectors or legal matters per se
    • tawMurphy
    • By tawMurphy 12th Mar 17, 1:33 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 1:33 PM
    re urgent need help
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    • 12th Mar 17, 1:33 PM
    Thanks for the quick reply, as advised I will start the acknowledgement process on line, but not the defence. Here's a few more details regarding the claim:
    The claimant is Excel Parking / BW legal
    The claim form states it is from the County Court Business Centre in Northampton -( are these papers real)?
    The Particulars of the claim are:
    "The claimants claim is for the sum of 90.00 being monies due from the defendant to the claimant in respect of a parking charge notice (PCN) issued on the 13/11/2011(issue date) at 14:18:58 at E*** V*** *** *** etc.
    The PCN relates to under registration SM08 ***. The terms of the PCN allowed the defendant 28 days from the issue date to pay the PCN, but the defendant failed to do so. Despite demand having been made the defendant has failed to settle their outstanding liabllity.
    The claim also includes statutory interest pursuant to section 69 of the County Courts act 1984 at a rate of 8% per annum, a daily rate of 0.02 from the 13/11/2011 to the 08/03/2017 being an an amount of 38.86. The claimant also claims 54 contractual costs persuant to PCN terms and condition"
    Your advice in how to defend would be much appreciated.
    • Redx
    • By Redx 12th Mar 17, 1:56 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 1:56 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 1:56 PM
    yes the papers are real

    and that address in Northampton is the real and centralised government distribution centre for MCOL for england and wales (its not a court)

    later on you can ask for it to be transferred to your local court

    look for similar cases regarding B W LEGAL and EXCEL (or VCS) to see how to defend this

    especially read the lamilad sagas on here and on pepipoo forums , as his was VCS and BW LEGAL (or Excel and B W LEGAL)

    the main thing is to read up about a dozen other court cases that are ongoing or recently concluded, to get the idea and get the gist
    Newbies !!
    Private Parking ticket? check the 2 sticky threads by coupon-mad and crabman in the Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking Board forum for the latest advice or maybe try pepipoo or C.A.G. or legal beagles forums if you need legal advice as well because this parking forum is not about debt collectors or legal matters per se
    • Lamilad
    • By Lamilad 12th Mar 17, 2:02 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 2:02 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 2:02 PM
    ( are these papers real)?
    Originally posted by tawMurphy
    Yes.

    Your advice in how to defend would be much appreciated.
    Originally posted by tawMurphy
    Read the NEWBIES sticky. It contains valuable information so read it slowly and carefully, then read it again.

    It will tell you how to defend this claim. Once the AOS is done you have 33 days from the 'issue date' on the court papers to submit your defence. You will use that time to do lots of research reading other threads involving Excel/VCS court cases. You'll read other defences and use them to make your own. Then post back here for review/ advice
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