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    • Monkeyhouse
    • By Monkeyhouse 14th May 18, 9:02 AM
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    Gladstones Solicitors Letter
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    • 14th May 18, 9:02 AM
    Gladstones Solicitors Letter 14th May 18 at 9:02 AM
    Hi,

    I've just received a letter from Gladstones Solicitors on behalf of JD parking Consultants.

    Back in October last year I received a PCN from JD Parking Consultants through PCS for failing to display a valid ticket. The alleged charge was at the Pay and Display Car Park, Clarendon Rd. Leeds. I challenged the decision (which may have been a mistake?) and they denied the appeal. The response I got was badly written and completely ignored the facts that -
    1. The parking meter wasn't taking coins and it appeared to be the only meter. (I suspect it hadn't been set up for the new pound coins?
    2. I called the number on the meter to report it and leave a voicemail with my number to contact me so I could pay. I have a screenshot from my phone to evidence this. No response to either voicemail or text
    3. There were several other cars with notes in the windscreens stating the meter wasn't working.

    It actually stated on the appeal I should have found alternative coins that I had not contacted the company!

    Since then I've had letters demanding money from DRP, Zenith and now a latest one from Gladstone Solicitors on behalf of DRP.

    As this now appears to be a Solicitors letter, I am getting slightly concerned. Although oddly for a solicitors letter it appears to just be saying I should contact the Debtor, in this case DRP.

    So -

    Should I continue to ignore?

    Should I write to the Solicitors stating the facts of the case ie. the meter was broken?

    Happy to put the letter up on here (suitably redacted)

    Incidentally, I visited the same car park again earlier this year and guess what? The meter wasn't working and the car park was full of cars with notes in their windows stating the meter was broken. Think they will all have been ticketed as well.

    Advice would be appreciated
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 14th May 18, 9:05 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:05 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:05 AM
    Have you read the newbies thread ?

    And any of the other Gladstone threads ?
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    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 14th May 18, 9:16 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:16 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:16 AM
    The incompetent Gladstones with their normal rubbish

    It's just another debt collector letter but this time
    Gladstones are pimping out their letterhead

    Shame on the incompetent Gladstones

    If you get a claim from Gladstones via Northampton courts
    then you come back here for help.
    Before that, Gladstones must contact you (as Gladstones and not
    a pimped out letterhead)
    giving you proof of a claim and then
    give you 30 days to respond

    In the meantime, just feel sorry for these low life
    attempts to extort money
    Last edited by beamerguy; 14-05-2018 at 9:18 AM.
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    • Monkeyhouse
    • By Monkeyhouse 14th May 18, 9:38 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:38 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:38 AM
    Yes, I've read through loads on here. Really useful. Guess I'm just looking for a bit of reassurance.
    • Monkeyhouse
    • By Monkeyhouse 14th May 18, 9:42 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:42 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:42 AM
    The incompetent Gladstones with their normal rubbish

    It's just another debt collector letter but this time
    Gladstones are pimping out their letterhead

    Shame on the incompetent Gladstones

    If you get a claim from Gladstones via Northampton courts
    then you come back here for help.
    Before that, Gladstones must contact you (as Gladstones and not
    a pimped out letterhead)
    giving you proof of a claim and then
    give you 30 days to respond

    In the meantime, just feel sorry for these low life
    attempts to extort money
    Originally posted by beamerguy
    It doesn't look like a formal solicitors letter to be honest. Interestingly it says not to make proposals to Gladstones Solicitors directly. Also its signed with a scanned signature "Gladstones Solicitors" rather than a partner or solicitor in the firm which is very odd in my view.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 14th May 18, 9:43 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:43 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:43 AM
    Yes, I've read through loads on here. Really useful. Guess I'm just looking for a bit of reassurance.
    Originally posted by Monkeyhouse
    If you have the proof you say, build your defence now so
    you are ready just in case.

    In the meantime do some reading on Gladstones as
    they get whooped in court

    http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=gladstones
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

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    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 14th May 18, 9:49 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:49 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:49 AM
    It doesn't look like a formal solicitors letter to be honest. Interestingly it says not to make proposals to Gladstones Solicitors directly. Also its signed with a scanned signature "Gladstones Solicitors" rather than a partner or solicitor in the firm which is very odd in my view.
    Originally posted by Monkeyhouse
    Just another debt collector letter.

    With the new law on claims, Gladstones have to now
    jump through many hoops before anything happens

    Just so you know, for them to fully comply with the law,
    they must provide you with full information, that is proof
    of a claim ........ we have heard of them saying the
    information is available on their website ????

    Say NO, you want all proof, regardless of how many
    pages, to be sent to your address so you can consider
    their claim.
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 14th May 18, 5:11 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 5:11 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 5:11 PM
    Also its signed with a scanned signature "Gladstones Solicitors" rather than a partner or solicitor in the firm which is very odd in my view.
    No, that's normal for solicitors.

    Have you never noticed it when getting letters about conveyancing, wills, etc.?
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