The Prankster usually finds that when companies threaten legal action in this way, they have something to hide. Take ParkingEye, for instance, who have written all kinds of legal letters to The Prankster trying to stop him exposing their shambolic business and deceptive processes.
The Devere letter is therefore a red rag to a bull, requiring further investigation into Devere's contracts. Here's one, which was signed on 11th July 2011.
That proves to be an interesting date, because Devere Parking Services Ltd did not exist at that point in time.
Devere Parking Services Limited was only incorporated on 15 July 2011. As they did not exist on 11 July 2011, they would have had difficulty signing any contracts on that day, and in fact the contract does not include their company number. This does seem a bit squiffy to The Prankster.
The Prankster therefore recommends that any motorist charged by Devere asks to see the contract and checks at least the date on which their contract with the landowner was signed.
The Parking Prankster