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Beavis: It’s not a fine (video)

Barry Beavis, of Beavis Vs ParkingEye fame, has recorded this video explaining what private parking charges are and how to deal with them…

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The reason POPLA is struggling?

UPDATED Looking at the ISPA scrutiny board’s (the board that oversees POPLA) January minutes, I spotted the most incredible insight into the new POPLA service provider, Ombudsman Services. The minutes discuss how Ombudsman Services are building up a backlog of

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ISPA concerned about Wright Hassall’s independence

Last month we wrote about our concern for Wright Hassall being appointed as the BPA’s private parking appeals service provider for the ‘GPEOL 3,500’. In short, these were the 3,500 cases that London Councils stayed pending the outcome of the

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Justice for the ‘GPEOL 3,500’

Earlier this week I heard rumours that a solicitors firm had been appointed to assess the outstanding 3,500 so called ‘GPEOL’ POPLA cases. I was very much surprised at the name of that solicitor, but I will come back to

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Not again Barry!!

Poor old Barry Beavis, of ParkingEye Vs Beavis fame, has only gone and got himself another ticket! My car, this morning. @johndewaalqc — Barry Beavis (@BarryBeavis) December 14, 2015 As readers of this site will know, Barry’s last ticket

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Am I unreasonable to not name the driver?

From: John Subject: General enquiry Hi, One of your pages says that the registered keeper has no obligation in law to name the driver. As the keeper of a vehicle, I have received a request from a PPC to name

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Want to end unfair parking fines? Sign this petition

Barry Beavis has started a petition against disproportionate private parking tickets. Following his loss at the Supreme Court, case law has now been set that allows parking companies to issue arbitrary parking charges. Until this judgement, the amount charged had

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Beavis loses, consumers beware

The Supreme Court handed down their judgement in the case of Beavis Vs ParkingEye. Unfortunately for Barry Beavis, the motoring public, and in fact, all consumers, the appeal was dismissed. Six of the seven judges found in ParkingEye’s favour, and

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A difficult question for the BPA

Whilst not providing much information about how UKPC had been investigated and disciplined, the BPAs recent press release contained details of changes to the BPA Code of Practice. The update included two eye-catching changes, likely prompted by the UKPC affair

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UKPC punishment: “You’re breaking our balls, Patwick”

Yesterday, the British Parking Association issued a statement that they have disciplined UKPC following their investigation of ‘timestamp tampering’ by their parking attendants. What were the findings of the investigation and punishment you may ask? We have no idea. The

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