Claim Form recieved - do I need pointers on my defence... or pay up?
Big fan of your work. I hope you don’t mind me confirming particulars of my case prior to beginning the process as I wouldn’t want to unnecessarily waste anyone’s valuable time on this forum. Especially as I’ve already lost track of the timeline/not followed up on some critical steps:
-PCN issued 09/22
-Alleged overstay of 3~ hours (max stay 2 hours - total stay 5~ hours) via ANPR
-Location: Rom Valley Road, RM7 0AF
-There is a single reasonably sized sign warning of max stay upon the only entrance via car (doesn’t show on current GSV. They must’ve updated the signs after installing ANPR)
-Claim Form Issue Date: 22 Jun 23, via DCB Legal, including £50 legal representatives costs
I don’t seem to have the original PCN to hand but I did appeal in time using the blue template, although this was rejected. I’m sure I followed the process to appeal the rejection however I don’t recall receiving a follow up with POPLA code (I suppose this doesn’t make a difference now?).
I earlier received an LoC, but I mistook it for the usual colour letters so I haven't submitted an SRA yet. Would this still be useful?
There are no specific circumstances that I can recall that could be added to my defence, although the car is insured with multiple named drivers.Before posting this, I spent some time trying to find a defence that matched my circumstances but I’m rather struggling - what with the overstay being so long.
I understand that an AOS needs to be issued urgently (before 11th July?).
So my question: before I do this, I wanted to know if I really have a leg to stand on, given that the overstay is substantial?
To add to this, I would have to make some sacrifices for the next few months but I am perhaps one of the fortunate ones who could theoretically pay now to cease this if that’s your advice.
Thanks in advance
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