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Are you prepared to risk being sued?
There is really a way to avoid the risk of being sued unless you pay in full.
There was a time when they almost never sued anybody but it is fair to say they are becoming more aggressive. There are lots of reasons for it but I think the main one is that they had the problem that the public had lost confidence in their fines and so they were ineffective. Subsequent to that there were some judgements in their favour. If you are not willing to risk being sued then you escape route is to pay in full. You could offer a lesser sum in full and final settlement which may save some money.
If you are willing to risk being sued then there is still a fairly good chance that they would not. They do not suit everybody whatever they say on the points.
If things get to court then they are harder to challenge that they were as the case of Beavis has effectively brought an end to the challenge that the fine is greater than their loss.
There are of course other challenges like adequacy of signs and assignment of the debt from private land fine to the debt collector.
Can I clarify anything for you?
No problem and all the best.
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