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    • sweetsensation
    • By sweetsensation 26th Sep 17, 7:08 AM
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    Hopson Solicitors Letter
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    • 26th Sep 17, 7:08 AM
    Hopson Solicitors Letter 26th Sep 17 at 7:08 AM
    Hi All, first time posting so please be gentle! I received a parking ticket earlier this year (approx six months ago). Foolishly, I never acknowledged any of the letters that i received previously following bad advice from a friend. I’ve thoroughly read all the pinned/sticky threads but can’t work out what to do next :-(

    I have recently received the below letter, could anybody please advise the best course of action? It would be greatly appreciated!

    “Dear Sir,

    Our Client : CPS Midlands
    Vehicle Registration XXX XXX
    Total amount outstanding £160

    We have been instructed in relation to the above debt which relates to Parking Charge Notice, which have already been sent to you by our client’s agent, TNC Management Ltd.

    You are legally liable for these charges and it is out client’s right to recover this debt.

    In 2015 The Supreme Court confirmed that charges based on contract were recoverable in civil law. Prior to the case of Beavis V Parking Eye there was a general misunderstanding that parking charges were not recoverable debts. This has now proved to be incorrect.

    In view of this we require that the above debt is paid within the next 14 days.

    If it is not paid within that time we will advise our client that legal proceedings should commence against you. Such claim will result in an increase in the amount being claimed as interest, court fees and costs will be added.

    To avoid the risk of these extra costs you need to pay the debt now. You should also be aware of the fact that a court judgement against you will remain on the public record for up to six years. This can have a serious effect on your ability to obtain credit.

    To avoid action you must now contact our client’s agent and make immediate payment. The authorised agent is TNC Management Ltd. Phone them on 01242 214645 make payment online at **TNC COLLECTIONS DOT COM** and select PAY NOW
    Debt ID - XXXXXX Full name - XXXXXXX XXXX

    Please do not contact us as we are unable to advise you. All contact and payment should now be directly with TNC Management Ltd.

    Yours Faithfully,

    Hopson Solicitors”

    Appreciate it’s a little long winded and any feedback / thoughts / ideas will be welcomed and appreciated!

    Thanks!!!
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    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 28th Sep 17, 9:20 AM
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    They removed a part of my post at 16. I chose my words very carefully, having been involved in the drafting of International Agreements in the past. I am sure that nothing I wrote in any way merited censorship.
    Last edited by The Deep; 28-09-2017 at 9:38 AM.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • IamEmanresu
    • By IamEmanresu 28th Sep 17, 5:52 PM
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    What .... are you saying they are thin skinned and will take offence at any words that hint they may be a "a dishonest and corrupt firm".

    Nothing, of course, could be further from the truth.

    Corrupt? No.
    Delusional? Yes
    Paranoid? I'll leave you to decide.

    Edit: It has been pointed out to me that a body corporate such as a firm of solicitors cannot, by definition, be delusional so I accept that point.
    Last edited by IamEmanresu; 28-09-2017 at 6:17 PM.
    Life's for living, get on with it rather than worrying about these. If they hassle, counter claim.

    Send them that costs schedule though, 24 hours before the hearing, and file it with the court. Take with you evidence that you have sent the costs schedule to them and when.
    LoC
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 28th Sep 17, 7:36 PM
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    What I am saying is that someone, I suspect it could be a solicitor from Cheltenham, is complaining to the people with blue pencils about every post which paints his firm and his clients in a bad light.

    He objected strongly to Beamer's suggestion that times were hard and he was having to accept parking cases, he objected to others who opined that he had pimped his letterhead to debt collectors. He may have done neither, but several law firms in this sector have.

    For whatever reason, the fact remains that PPCs are a blight on the landscape, and operating at the outer limits of the law.

    However many posts he gets removed, the fact remains that the letter he sent to the OP was, in the opinion of most of us, including a couple of lawyers, full of half truths and misleading statements, and HAS be copied to the SRA and the Law Society.

    He may not like it, but when he sides with the private parking industry he acts against the interests of honest but often poorly educated and vulnerable consumers.

    I invite him to come on here and debate the issue with me.
    Last edited by The Deep; 28-09-2017 at 7:52 PM.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 28th Sep 17, 10:21 PM
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    "However many posts he gets removed, the fact remains that the letter he sent to the OP was, in the opinion of most of us, including a couple of lawyers, full of half truths and misleading statements, and HAS be copied to the SRA and the Law Society. "

    This is now the stage this has reached. Trading Standards should
    also be copied in and your local MP who should be invited to
    support the forthcoming private members bill
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 29th Sep 17, 8:32 AM
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    Perhaps Mr Hopson might like to read what happened to another solicitor, Miah, when they decided to get in bed with a private parking company, read the comments.

    https://en-gb.facebook.com/miahsolicitors/

    I expect that this has cost Miah thousands.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • fisherjim
    • By fisherjim 29th Sep 17, 9:18 AM
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    Perhaps Mr Hopson might like to read what happened to another solicitor, Miah, when they decided to get in bed with a private parking company, read the comments.

    https://en-gb.facebook.com/miahsolicitors/

    I expect that this has cost Miah thousands.
    Originally posted by The Deep
    Brilliant 1.3/5 at least people are allowed to say what they feel on FB, I'm sure these Muppets thought a FB page would be nice and cuddly for them, ha ha that didn't work!
    To quote the words of the great Count Arthur Strong "You Couldn't make it up"
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 29th Sep 17, 1:49 PM
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    Perhaps Mr Hopson might like to read what happened to another solicitor, Miah, when they decided to get in bed with a private parking company, read the comments.

    https://en-gb.facebook.com/miahsolicitors/

    I expect that this has cost Miah thousands.
    Originally posted by The Deep
    One would imagine and hope so.

    Imagine 'working' on behalf of ex-clampers to demand money that's not owed, misstating the facts about the Beavis case to pretend it makes all 'parking tickets' recoverable (LOL - how do we win over 99% of defended cases, then!!) and not realising that your own firm would get their name besmirched.

    If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas, as they say. Miah should have taken note.
    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.

    • ratechaser
    • By ratechaser 29th Sep 17, 4:02 PM
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    Perhaps Mr Hopson might like to read what happened to another solicitor, Miah, when they decided to get in bed with a private parking company, read the comments.

    https://en-gb.facebook.com/miahsolicitors/

    I expect that this has cost Miah thousands.
    Originally posted by The Deep
    Amazing that they managed even to get a 1.3/5 rating... still, that single 5* review from a 'Mukith Miah' probably helped
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 30th Sep 17, 1:04 AM
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    I invite him to come on here and debate the issue with me.
    Originally posted by The Deep
    I wouldn't hold your breath!
    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.

    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 30th Sep 17, 8:32 AM
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    I shall not.

    I suspect that he knows that he would lose, he is on the wrong side of the argument.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 30th Sep 17, 7:53 PM
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    sweetsensation ...

    have you received a reply to your letter yet ?
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • sweetsensation
    • By sweetsensation 2nd Oct 17, 6:03 PM
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    Nothing yet..
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