Thursday, 1 June 2017

Bad day for Gladstones

Gladstones lost 4 out of 4 cases yesterday which were assisted by members of the MSE forum.

Gladstones are known for filing cases without doing any due diligence as to whether the claim is valid and has any hope of success. Instead, their strategy appears to be to file large numbers of cases with inflated costs and play the numbers game, hoping that a large number of defendants will be scared by the court process and will chicken out and pay up, even though there is no valid claim against them.

When a case is well defended, their track record is littered with discontinuances and losses.

Obviously this raises doubts about their competence, professionalism, and adherence to the solicitors code of practice. Gladstones have a duty of care to their customers, which includes advising them if a case is not likely to succeed.

In the Pranksters experience, large numbers of people who are affected are those who are vulnerable members of society; those least likely to be able to defend themselves. The Prankster therefore believes that this is also morally wrong, and that Will Hurley and John Davies should take a long hard look at themselves and the way they are lining their nests. If they can sleep soundly in their beds, knowing that their bank account is bolstered by money from people who did not legally owe it, but were scared into paying by their actions, then this says a lot about their moral character.

Happy Parking

The Parking Prankster


  1. Ive got a ‘letter before claim’ from Gladstones.
    I parked in my bay but my permit fell into the footwell. I’m unsure if they even have photo evidence as I haven’t seen any. I do not want to pay £160 for parking in my own bay but am unsure what to do next! Can anyone help?