Saturday, 5 April 2014

ParkingEye lose in court - against fax machine

3JD10322 ParkingEye v Sheppard. (04/04/2014 Dudley County Court). Claim dismissed.

It is a little known procedure in law that anyone not associated with a case can assist the court by bringing matters to their attention which are relevant to the case in hand. Typically these would be matters which are either not known by the parties, or which one party has decided to deliberately suppress to the detriment of the other party.

A person who does this is known as a friend of the court, or Amicus curiae.

An Amicus Curiae document was faxed into court for ParkingEye v Sheppard. The 'friend' had no knowledge of either parties, but later the the defendant contacted the fax sender as follows.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the fax you sent to the courts in Dudley on the 4th of April of which they gave me a copy. I think the Judge found them very useful, as he brought them to the attention of their solicitor, the outcome being their claim was dismissed. Thank you for your interest. Regards Freddie Sheppard"
ParkingEye 0 Fax machine 1

That makes 3 of the 4 known ParkingEye cases known losses for ParkingEye yesterday. If you were the fourth, please contact The Prankster.

Happy Parking

The Parking Prankster


  1. So if one could find out where the PE cases are being held, and then send a fax [email?? don't think courts have email addresses]....and hey presto PE lose every single outstanding case they have...and then go bankrupt....[or at least lose crapita a shedload.

  2. What the hell do you think we do every morning, sit around scratching our backsides?

    Only about 80% of the Courts in England & Wales are signed up to Courtserve, ao we can't find them all, but every one we can find gets a fax (and yes they do all have email addresses but a signed piece of paper carries more weight).

    It's not as simple as 'PE lose every case', different Judges view these things differently. But we are certainly having an effect.

    1. David ....who is the 'we' you refer to???

      ps...keep up the good work...

      pps...I'm sure you don't just scratch your arse, you probably also scratch your ballbag.

    2. This is the most amusing blog on the internet. I just love you guys.

  3. David, is there any chance you could point me in the direction of the contents of one of those faxes?

    1. This is a precis of stuff recommended in my guides. If you based your defence on my guide, you probably don't need the ac pack

    2. Prankster, sorry it's not for a defence, it's just to see what an AC should look like... No worries if you don't want to share it, but does it contain the usual stuff about GPEOL, signage/contract failure etc?

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