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Registered Office: Civil Enforcement Ltd, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3PF . Tel:0115(NNN) NNN-NNNNCompany Registration Number 05645677. Their logo is like the "libra" star sign - a set of scales.
There is a red notice in the middle of the original Enforcement Notice as follows:-
FAILURE TO PAY THER AMOUNT DUE WITHIN 28 DAYS WILL RESULT IN CIVIL ENFORCEMENT LTD FORWARDING YOUR ACCOUNT TO A DEBT RECOVERY AGENCY AND YOU WILL INCUR ADDITIONAL COSTS.
Good. This is a private land fine. They are unenforceable. This is not a parking fine however it may look. These companies are private firms that have no more right to punish you for the manner of your parking than your neighbour does. Only the police or the local Council can do that. These are issued on the basis that you have accepted a contract by parking there and breached it by staying too long. To make that work they would have to hang signs over almost every bay and anyway, they still cannot show loss.
The way to stop them dead is to write back refusing to give them the name of the driver. Please note that DOES NOT mean you should lie. Some people don't seem to be able to see the difference between REFUSING the name of the driver and giving false information but there is a very substantial one. They have no power to force from you the name of the driver as they are not the police. They only have a 'contact' with the driver and not the registered keeper.
Please note that will not stop them writing to you. They will send lots of threatening letters. They will pass it on to debt collection and they may get a solicitor to write to you. Unless you actually get a court summons these communications are nothing to worry about. Refusing details of the driver puts an end to any real action being taken.
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Thank you for your reply which was very helpful. There was one more question ie:-
Can they see the driver from their photograph?
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