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Having read your comments regarding parking fines with

Customer Question

For Ben Jones
Good afternoon,
Having read your comments regarding parking fines with interest (I got one yesterday). I was wondering if the advice to not even acknowledge the ticket still stands ture and there's been no charge since you wrote them six years ago.
Many thanks Martin Plant
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 12 months ago.

Ben has asked me to look at this as it is my area.

Who is the issuer please?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Apologies in my delayed response.
The ticket was issued by Anchor Security Services Ltd. t/a Care Parking. It was issued at 2.20am on the 01/08/2016 at the Metrolink station in Radcliffe, Gtr Manchester.
Hope this information helps
Thanks MP
Expert:  Jo C. replied 12 months ago.


Are you prepared to risk being sued?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No. Especially not considering your colleague, Mr Jones's comments from six years ago stating that "The starting point is that private parking fines are legally unenforceable". Also since Mr Jones ends his advice by saying "They rarely do take it to court though as they know they don't really have a case", I fail to see why this should escalate to the point of me being sued. Besides I know a good solicitor if the worst should happen, don't I?
Thanks again MP
Expert:  Jo C. replied 12 months ago.

The Protection from Freedom Act 2012 has come in since then.

They will probably sue.

You are not raising a defence on the face of it here.

Private land fines were never unenforceable. There was always a breach of contract claim. They were just expensive to enforce.

They are more aggressive now and probably will sue.