Private Parking Appeals – Legal Service
If you have note successfully fought your ticket or had it cancelled, you risk receiving a court claim from the parking company. For some motorists this may be because they followed advice to ignore private parking tickets, as advocated by some in the days before the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.
This may result in a Letter Before County Court Claim (LBCCC), or a County Court Claim Form (N1) from the bulk centres at Northampton (Money Claim OnLine) or Salford (paper claims) starting the legal recovery process. You must not ignore this, as a default judgment could affect your credit record severely.
The companies who are currently the most active in legal action are Parking Eye, Civil Enforcement, UKCPS, Excel, UKPC, VCS, District Enforcement, De Vere, Link Parking, MIL Collections and SIP.
Don’t worry, we can help!
Our experts can provide you with the correct legal wording for the response, and advice on how to proceed, if we take on your case.
If you have received a LBCCC threatening legal action, or Court Claim, please complete the contact form and we’ll get back to you.
You will also need to send us a copy of the first page of the claim form (the page with your name, address and claim number) or a copy of the LBCCC (scan and email to us).
Please note – if we respond to your LBCCC, and then you get a court claim, we would provide the initial defence at no extra charge.
Private Parking Appeals is not a regulated legal business, so we cannot conduct your case for you, and we provide our services only as a fee-charging McKenzie friend.
If you are in any doubt as to whether this is a suitable service for your needs, then we recommend you seek professional legal advice, or contact the Citizens Advice Bureau or a local Legal Advice Clinic.
However, we will provide you with every advice and assistance possible, all the way to the courtroom door. Our phone line is open 9am to 9pm seven days a week, 365 days a year.
If you have received a judgment against you, we are regrettably unable to assist you, and would recommend you instead contact the BMPA, who will be able to give you advice and guidance. However, applying for a set-aside of a default judgment now costs £255, so it may not be worthwhile trying to do so.
Please note as well that, as a new customer, we cannot assist you with seeking to appeal a judgment, recover any payments you have made or make a claim against a parking company or landowner for compensation.
If you apply for our service for any of these reasons, we reserve the right to charge a processing fee for our administration time before any refund is paid.
Suggested wording for Response to LBCCC: £19*
NB. If you receive an LBCCC and this proceeds to a claim we will also provide a suggested wording for the initial defence at no extra cost.
Suggested wording for Statement of Defence to Court Claim, Witness Statement & Skeleton Argument for Court hearing: £49*
*Terms and conditions apply