Thursday, 11 February 2016

Civil Enforcement Limited carry out more revenge claims

Civil Enforcement Limited have been found to file even more claims against motorists in places where their contracts have been terminated.

This report in the Ipswitch Star tells the story of 10 workers at the B&M store in Copdock Ipswitch who were issued tickets incorrectly by CEL in May 2013. The workers were informed by the store that as workers they had permission to park. However, now CEL have had their contract cancelled they have resurrected the tickets and taken the workers to court.

This is not an isolated incident. The Prankster previously blogged about the case where CEL filed claims once their contract at a hotel was cancelled. Before that, The Prankster blogged about other cases, such as retail stores and train stations.

Prankster Note

Any landowner thinking of making a contract with Civil Enforcement or Creative Car Parks should think long and hard before putting pen to paper. CEL have already filed revenge claims against hundreds of motorists. This pattern cannot be accidental so you use them at your peril.

If you think parking companies should not file revenge claims once their contracts are cancelledconsider signing Barry Beavis's petition asking for regulation of the industry.

Happy Parking


  1. They must be cash strapped with all the lost contracts. Revenge it may be, or it may be desperation to rake in some cash knowing they'll get default judgement on a few of the claims.

    Either way, it's time the courts saw through these people and kicked all their claims out.

    Or perhaps a victim might start a claim of blackmail against them under the Theft Act:
    21 Blackmail.
    (1)A person is guilty of blackmail if, with a view to gain for himself or another or with intent to cause loss to another, he makes any unwarranted demand with menaces; and for this purpose a demand with menaces is unwarranted unless the person making it does so in the belief—
    (a)that he has reasonable grounds for making the demand; and
    (b)that the use of the menaces is a proper means of reinforcing the demand.
    (2)The nature of the act or omission demanded is immaterial, and it is also immaterial whether the menaces relate to action to be taken by the person making the demand.
    (3)A person guilty of blackmail shall on conviction on indictment be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

  2. CEL were at it as long ago as 2008 when "fines" were £150.