Putting the fun back into Parking
The Parking Prankster
VCS v Rachael Finn (3QZ64216 Sheffield County Court 02/04/2014)
Claim for £732.81 + Court Costs (multiple tickets). VCS lost because the charge was not a genuine pre-estimate of loss.The judge took a long time to go through the figures provided by VCS; the same figures which have lost in POPLA multiple times. The claimants made a mess of trying to justify quite a few categories and the judge stated that if the business really operated like this it must owe a lot of money.
Civil Enforcement Ltd v McCafferty (3YK50188, Luton County Court, 21/02/2014).
Mr Recorder Gibson QC dismissed the appeal, and upheld the previous ruling of Deputy District Judge Wharton at Watford County Court, that the Claimant’s parking charge was a penalty, and therefore not recoverable. This case was for a contractual charge and not a breach of contract.