In an attempt to wrest the limelight from ParkingEye and perhaps put in an early bid for the coveted Parking Prankster Award for the Most Incompetent Legal Department 2014, Excel Parking failed to turn up for a court hearing against a motorist, as reported here.
Ironically for a company called Excel, the reason turned out to be that their Legal Eagle, Joel Douglas, did not know how to use Excel and failed to sort his spreadsheets, thereby missing the hearing date.
Excel then decided to flush £80 down the toilet by applying to have the claim reinstated. Even though this was out of time, the courts allowed the application.
During the reinstatement hearing the paralegal admitted the hearing date was missed due to a spreadsheet sorting error. The judge was not overly impressed, suggested he got a diary, and rejected the application.
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