In a new tactic MIL Collections claim to have won 7 cases against people being assisted by online users claiming to be experts.
No further details are available, and The Prankster has been unable to trace any of these cases online.
Here are a sample of cases where information is available, and the outcome of the hearing threw up a surprise to MIL.
MIL Collections website does not have any information about these cases, but does offer this advice.
Why has MIL not responded to the numerous negative comments made on the Internet?
Most comments we have reviewed, are either dishonest or trolling. For reasons of privacy and fairness, we do not routinely comment publicly about live cases or judgments granted by Court. The MIL website has links to free advice services allowing people with a genuine grievance or dispute to obtain free independent advice and support. Fee charging legal service providers can be checked on the SRA website to ensure they are regulated and indemnified to offer legal services to the public.
The Prankster has not been able to identify comments which are dishonest or trolling, so wonders if MIL are using a different internet to everyone else.
However, here is an up to date comment from the internet most people use.
This comment appeared on 10/01/2016.
It appears in the real world, as opposed to the parallel universe Mr G Watson seems to inhabit, MIL are very much aware that they have little chance of succeeding in court.
Although MIL claim to have been told by the BPA and IPC that thousands of claims are won in court hearings, this appears to be made up data. The BMPA data suggests that only around 2,000 parking hearing occurred in 2016. Of course, MIL will have their own statistics apart from the data they claim the BPA and IPC provide. The Prankster suggests that they are not publishing that due to their embarrassing lack of success.
According to the BMPA, 232 MIL cases made it to a hearing in 2016.
As a side note, MIL Collections appear to have obtained data from the parking company in breach of data protection laws and The Prankster advises considering investigating this and filing a claim against them and the parking company if this is true.
Parking Cowboys have an article on claiming for a data protection breach.
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