Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners enter the fray. Most incompetent legal department 2014?

This post on pepipoo tells the sorry tale of Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners.

WHC submitted multiple claims against multiple defendants, but failed to adhere to the Protection of Freedoms Act and the Civil Procedure Rules in almost all aspects. Only one Notice to Keeper was served. That was 7 months late and on the day that the court bundle was also served.

A brief defence stating no cause of action was filed, but this was not accepted and the cases were allocated to the small claims track. A more detailed defence was filed outlining WHC's lack of, well, competence.

All 5 defendants then received notices of discontinuance.

WHC have with this master-stroke put themselves in contention for the most incompetent legal department of 2014, easily batting aside Excel and their spreadsheet worries, and are now vying for top spot with ParkingEye.

This is January though, so there is still a long way to go.

1 comment:

  1. Wow , I've just found this. This was me and a few others. The people at pepipoo were brilliant and we shot WHC down in flames :-)