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    • scooter912
    • By scooter912 19th May 17, 5:58 PM
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    Court Claim
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    • 19th May 17, 5:58 PM
    Court Claim 19th May 17 at 5:58 PM
    First of all I apologise for leaving it so late to post this.

    My daughter and her husband have a court claim letter after parking in a hospital car park and forgetting to pay. she has started the ball rolling and is now trying to form her defence. Unfortunately her 14 extra days are up on Sunday, she tried doing it herself but has now came to the conclusion that she needs help.

    Basically she was in labour at 2am. It was an emergency at the time as she had had a difficult pregnancy. the husband took her to hospital and parked the car. His priority was to get her into the hospital and he forgot to get a ticket. After baby was born he went home but again forgot to get a ticket.

    As I said, I know it is late in the day but would greatly appreciate any help anyone is able to give.

    Thank you.
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    • Redx
    • By Redx 19th May 17, 6:09 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 6:09 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 6:09 PM
    start by reading post #2 of the NEWBIES sticky thread near the top of this forum

    then acknowledge online to get the extra 14 days

    then start to draft the defence that will be sent in to MCOL in about 14 to 16 days time

    the name of the offending PPC will help in getting replies , plus details like which country , which hospital etc

    and why has nobody complained to PALS or the trust to get it cancelled ?

    ps:- only ONE person has a court claim, the keeper due to the fact the VRM is in their name , the other person is not named on the paperwork at all
    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
    • scooter912
    • By scooter912 19th May 17, 6:16 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 6:16 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 6:16 PM
    I have read all of the newbies post.
    They had already acknowledged online to get extra 14 days, as I said, those days are up on Sunday.
    It was Parking Eye, South Tyneside District Hospital.
    They didn't complain to PALS as they didn't know they could help. The initial appeal was done to Parking Eye but then they didn't do the POPLA one. It is in the husbands name
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 19th May 17, 6:26 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 6:26 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 6:26 PM
    This one should help:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=72382136#post72382136

    That includes a defence to adapt, and shows the person also rattling PALS cage.

    What a shame no-one complained earlier.

    I really can't understand why people don't and why they often say 'I didn't know I could'. Whaaat?

    If a NHS cleaning contractor tried to stop patients/husbands/ladies in labour, in the corridor who were attending for a medical emergency, and film them and charge them £100 for walking on a crack in the tiling, you'd complain and be mad about the scam. Why not with this?

    Rhetorical question but it's partly the inaction of people in this country who do not complain enough, that allows this industry to thrive and sue people. It is wrong and it's against the NHS Car Parking Principles as shown in that linked thread.
    Last edited by Coupon-mad; 19-05-2017 at 6:29 PM.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • scooter912
    • By scooter912 19th May 17, 6:51 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 6:51 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 6:51 PM
    Thanks for the replies.

    I have a query that has bothered me and after reading that link I am not sure if it matters. The 14 extra days given ends on a Sunday. As that is not a working day does that mean it effectively ends today?
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 19th May 17, 9:37 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 9:37 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 9:37 PM
    She has up to 33 days (max) from the date on the claim form.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • scooter912
    • By scooter912 21st May 17, 8:14 PM
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    • 21st May 17, 8:14 PM
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    • 21st May 17, 8:14 PM
    sorry, irrelevant post, I noticed what I had done.
    • scooter912
    • By scooter912 9th Jul 17, 12:41 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 12:41 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 12:41 PM
    My daughter has now received a "Notice of Proposed Allocation to the Small Claims Track".

    It mentions a mediation service. Is that the best road to go down? Any advice greatly appreciated.
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 9th Jul 17, 12:45 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 12:45 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 12:45 PM
    You do not want the mediation service - refuse it


    You need to edit your OP to remove details of who was driving
    • Redx
    • By Redx 9th Jul 17, 3:17 PM
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    My daughter has now received a "Notice of Proposed Allocation to the Small Claims Track".

    It mentions a mediation service. Is that the best road to go down? Any advice greatly appreciated.
    Originally posted by scooter912
    YOU (or her) should read post #2 of the NEWBIES sticky thread

    BARGEPOLE wrote a comprehensive explanation to all of this , so by asking the question you have proved you have not read his wise words, and possibly not read post #2 of the NEWBIES thread either

    my point ?

    we expect members to read the info first, then get help about anything further , not to ask stuff that is already explained
    Last edited by Redx; 12-07-2017 at 6:34 PM.
    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
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 9th Jul 17, 3:22 PM
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    My daughter has now received a "Notice of Proposed Allocation to the Small Claims Track".

    It mentions a mediation service. Is that the best road to go down? Any advice greatly appreciated.
    Originally posted by scooter912
    All stages are covered in post#2 of the NEWBIES thread, including (in a post by bargepole) why NOT to try mediation.

    You do need to be ahead and expecting each stage/letter, and know what to do/not do, in advance of receiving it, which is what the NEWBIES thread intends to provide.

    Most posters need help only at Witness Statement/evidence (and skeleton argument) stage, a few weeks before their hearing date. So do come back to show us the Defendant's proposed WS and evidence beforehand, so we can assist and suggest extra cases and evidence.

    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • scooter912
    • By scooter912 12th Jul 17, 4:54 PM
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    Sorry for asking a question that was covered in the newbie thread. I did read it when I first joined but forgot to refer back to it when we got the next letter.

    Thank you for your replies I will go and re-read it now.
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