The strategy of taking claims to court has apparently not been working well. No cases where MIL have won a defended hearing have been reported to The Prankster, and plenty of cases where they lost have.
Anyone receiving a letter from DCBL regarding a right to sue over a disputed parking charge should therefore be robustly replied to.
The debt is denied. My research shows that MIL have never won a defended parking claim in court, and the main reasons are that the claim is champterous, and that the deed of assignment is not valid.
You are therefore required to refer the claim back to MIL. Do not contact me again, apart from to acknowledge this letter or to cancel the alleged charge, unless you provide a copy of the deed of assignment for this specific debt from the assignor, and the full chain of authority to the Debt Collector.
I require you to contact me only by letter post, and not by email or telephone.
The above provisions are all laid down in the CSA code of practice. Currently, I am not raising this as a formal complaint. However, if you continue to flout the code of practice, I will have no hesitation of doing so in the future.
If DCBL fail to follw the CSA code of practice, then The Prankster recommends that a complaint is raised with the CSA. More information can be found here: http://www.csa-uk.com/
The Prankster considers that a debt collector who is not cabable of collecting their own debts, and has to pass them to another debt collector, is either totally incompetent, or guilty of trying to artificially inflate the debt. On this basis The Prankster puts forward MIL Collections for the Prankster Award of worst debt collector, ever.
The Parking Prankster