Engaging with the motoring public
Our clients issue Parking Charge Notices where parking rules have been breached. Unfortunately many of these parking charges remain unpaid, not because the motorist cannot pay, but as in most cases, because motorists have been led to believe that they don’t have to pay an outstanding parking charge. The web is rife with forums advising the unsuspecting motorist that PCNs are not enforceable and that if the motorist ignores the notices sent out to them then the process will end and the charges will go away.
Other online advice will state that the parking charges are not legally enforceable. This advice is not only untrue, but also harmful to its target audience, leading law abiding motorists into situations where they are faced with court claims processes, solicitors fees and additional costs over and above the original parking charge.
These sometimes well-meaning, yet unscrupulous websites do not often provide accurate information such as the outcome of a recent landmark supreme court case: ParkingEye v Beavis, which was heard by The Supreme Court on the 4th of November 2015, where judgement was passed which proved that Parking Charge Notices are not only legal but also enforceable through the courts.
Please see this link for a summary of the Judgment:
We seek to engage with the motoring public, to educate and advise on the legitimacy of parking charges, so as to assist motorists to avoid unnecessary costly court processes.