AS Parking v Ms W Claim C1GF1V09 13/12/2016 Worcester
A motorist has just won an 18 month case against what The Prankster would like to describe as unconscionable parasitic weasels, except that might be defamatory to weasels.
Just when you think AS Parking and Gladstones Solicitors can sink no lower, this happens.
The motorist parked at Perranporth car park in August 2015. AS Parking has just taken over the car park, and the signs looked distinctly shoddy, being made up of sticky numbers and letters. The motorist checked the signage, such as it was, purchased a ticket and displayed it on their windscreen. They then took their kids to the bathroom and returned to the car to get items for the beach.
An attendant was there writing a charge notice
The motorist pointed out their ticket which although slightly under the dash was still fully visible. The motorist pointed out the ticket and asked the warden to stop, He refused and said they must go through the appeals process.
The motorist decided to fight this all the way, which turned out to be court in Worcester.
The judge to 10 minutes to decide there was no evidence that any contravention occurred, and dismissed the claim with costs against AS Parking.
Although this was due to be paid by the 30th Dec Gladstones forgot to post it and the cheque finally arrived on the 6th Jan.
Bottom feeding parking companies like to pretend a ticket has not been displayed when it has, and so take specially angled photographs to try and fool the courts. If your car has been ticketed in this type of circumstance you should take photographs of your own to prove the ticket was visible.
You should then complaint to the regulatory body that the parking company is using predatory practices. The BPA is usually very good at investigating. However the IPC is likely to fob you off as The Prankster has never known Will Hurley or John Davies to investigate properly any complaint. You should therefore escalate this to the DVLA and query whether the IPC should retain ATA status as there is a clear conflict of interest with the same directors running Gladstones Solicitors, a known disreputable firm who file claims with no due diligence whatsoever.