County Court Claim Form - MET Parking via DCB Legal
I have received a claim for three MET parking tickets dating back to 12/2017, 01/2018 and 02/2018. To date, all correspondence has been ignored and the only communication has been to MET for information on the claims (This was requested via email 11/22 and 07/23 to which they responded with images and scans of the windscreen tickets 07/23).
Issue Date: 09/08/23
Day of Service: 14/08/23
Defence Deadline: 11/09/23
I have filed an AOS however I think I have made another mistake (the first being leaving this so long) as I responded with “I intend to defend part of this claim”. Reason for this is that in one of the images sent there is a sign quite clearly apparent in front of the vehicle which I thought was clearly my own fault for not noticing or paying attention to… After reading some info within this forum perhaps that was a mistake as the signs, from memory and Google street images, do not seem to have all relevant information and are extremely small and hard to read.
Furthermore, when the vehicle was first parked it would have been 06:30am (to arrive for work before 7am) which during the winter months December and January would have been pitch black outside and none of the signs are illuminated.
I feel as if I have no real leg to stand on with these claims as I have three for the same location, the only argument I have here is that at the time the tickets were issued a lot of people were parking in these locations to work at the construction site Royal Wharf. The tickets were being handed out so regularly others who were working on the site and/or residents in the area were pulling tickets off cars and placing tickets from one car to another. I cannot fully recall if I took the ticket from my own windscreen or not as its over 5 years ago.
Anyway, Defence to follow shortly, hopefully I can curate something solid enough to avoid these charges which are now totalling £890…. Doh.
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