MP Simon Danczuk admits wrongly claiming £11,000 expenses – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2016 in expenses, news, parking, parliament by tracey

‘MP Simon Danczuk has been ordered to repay thousands of pounds after admitting an expenses claims “error”.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2016

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Robot lawyer can help you claim compensation without legal fees – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2016 in compensation, computer programs, fines, news, parking by sally

‘Student entrepreneur who created donotpay.co.uk has launched automated lawyer to help people challenge unfair fines.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Cavendish win on penalties: Supreme Court makes finger-tip save of ageing doctrine – RPC Built Environment

Posted January 13th, 2016 in contracts, damages, news, parking, penalties by sally

‘The Supreme Court has provided long awaited clarification of the law on penalty clauses and liquidated damages, upholding the “penalty rule” but further limiting its utility in a commercial setting. In the adjoined appeals of Cavendish Square Holding v Talal El Makdessi and ParkingEye Limited v Beavis the Supreme Court created a new authority for consideration of the penalty rule doctrine, termed by Lordships Neuberger and Sumption to be “an ancient, haphazardly constructed edifice which has not weathered well”.’

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RPC Built Environment, 6th January 2016

Source: www.rpc.co.uk

After Cavendish Square/ParkingEye, is it more or less likely to be a penalty? – Employment Law Blog

Posted November 25th, 2015 in appeals, news, parking, penalties, Supreme Court by sally

‘Reports of the decision of the Supreme Court in the joined appeals in Cavendish Square and ParkingEye left me confused because some reckoned the decision represented a narrowing of the application of the penalty doctrine whilst others considered it had expanded the doctrine’s scope. So on a wet weekend afternoon I took hold of a copy of the Judgment – [2015] UKSC 67- and tasked myself to find out. Here is what I found.’

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Employment Law Blog, 23rd November 2015

Source: www.employment11kbw.com

The chips are down for Barry Beavis – but what does it mean for the penalty rule? – Technology Law Update

Posted November 9th, 2015 in appeals, consumer protection, contracts, fees, news, parking, penalties, Supreme Court by sally

‘This week the UK Supreme Court gave a single decision on a pair of wildly different cases. They involved a chip shop owner overstaying in a retail car park and the heavily negotiated sale of a substantial Middle Eastern advertising group. (Cavendish Square v El Makdessi and ParkingEye v Beavis) Why? Because they both concerned the idea of a penalty clause – very roughly, a clause that is unenforceable because it imposes an exorbitant obligation to pay on a party that breaches a contract.’

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Technology Law Update, 6th November 2015

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Local authority ordered to pay £200k after sports ground car park death – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 16th, 2015 in accidents, costs, fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, local government, news, parking by tracey

‘A local authority has been ordered to pay more than £200,000 after a man died when his car drove into a horizontal swing barrier gate to a car park at a sports ground.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th September 2015

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Businesses team up to battle English laws on penalties dating back to Magna Carta – The Independent

Posted July 24th, 2015 in contracts, fines, news, parking, penalties, Supreme Court by sally

‘Lawyers are in a legal slug-fest in the Supreme Court trying to determine if the English law on penalties has any place in the modern commercial world.’

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The Independent, 23rd July 2015

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Chip shop owner raises £6,000 in 24 hours to take parking fine appeal to Supreme Court – The Independent

Posted May 5th, 2015 in appeals, fines, news, parking, Supreme Court by sally

‘Never, it seems, should you underestimate the British public’s hatred of parking charges. When Barry Beavis, an Essex chip shop owner, asked the public for money to help take his appeal against an £85 parking ticket to the highest court in the land, he doubted he would get anything.’

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The Independent, 3rd May 2015

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ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis (The Consumers’ Association intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted May 1st, 2015 in law reports, news, parking, penalties, unfair contract terms by tracey

ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis (The Consumers’ Association intervening: [2015] EWCA Civ 402; [2015] WLR (D) 190

‘A parking charge of £85 imposed once a motorist overstayed a permitted two-hour period of free parking was not extravagant or unconscionable in the circumstances and was enforceable at law.’

WLR Daily, 23rd April 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

ParkingEye drives home a penalty – charge for a breach of contract allowed – Technology Law Update

Posted April 29th, 2015 in appeals, consumer protection, contracts, fines, news, parking by sally

‘A dispute over a parking fine has received a lot of press attention from the angle of the aggrieved motorist standing up to big business. But there are wider implications. The recent Court of Appeal decision in ParkingEye v Beavis demonstrates a more flexible approach to penalty clauses in contracts, and illustrates how the unfairness rules will be applied to penalty charges in consumer-facing contracts (EULAs, e-commerce terms etc).’

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Technology Law Update, 28th April 2015

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Barry Beavis parking charges challenge dismissed – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2015 in appeals, fines, news, parking, unfair contract terms by sally

‘A chip shop owner has lost his Court of Appeal challenge over what he claimed were “unfair, unlawful and disproportionate” parking charges.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2015

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‘Millions of pounds’ hang on one parking fine appeal – The Independent

Posted February 25th, 2015 in appeals, fines, news, parking by sally

‘Barry Beavis is in court with the aim of striking a blow “for every motorist, in every car park”.’

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The Independent, 24th February 2015

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RAC: Millions in private parking fines ‘charged illegally’ – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2015 in appeals, enforcement, fines, news, parking, precedent, proportionality by sally

‘Millions of pounds of parking fines could have been charged illegally, according to the RAC Foundation.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2015

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The legal confusion over perpendicular parking – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2014 in news, parking, road traffic offences by sally

‘A Smart car owner has won a year-long battle over a £50 parking ticket given because she parked at a right angle to the kerb. But what is the law, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2014

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Revised transparency code for local government in England in force next month – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 6th, 2014 in budgets, codes of practice, disclosure, local government, news, parking by sally

‘A revised Local Government Transparency Code is to come into force in England next month, the Department for Communities and Local Government has announced.’

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Local Government, 3rd October 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Drivers may be able to reclaim millions in unfair parking fines – The Independent

‘Motorists could demand the refund of more than £100m in parking fines, after what experts described as an “explosive” tribunal ruling left local government traffic officials in “absolute panic”.’

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The Independent, 21st September 2014

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Requirement to work in different location not pre-2014 TUPE “workforce” change, says EAT – OUT-LAW.com

‘Employees who were required to work in a different location after their work was outsourced were not exempted from legal protections aimed at such workers under pre-2014 rules, the UK’s employment appeal tribunal (EAT) has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st May 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

Blue badge fraud prosecutions ‘double over three years’ – BBC News

‘Blue badge fraud prosecutions have doubled over three years, figures from English councils have revealed.’

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BBC News, 17th May 2014

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Newham Council refunds up to £347,000 in illegal parking fines – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2014 in fines, local government, news, parking, repayment by sally

‘An east London council is refunding up to £347,000 to drivers after parking tickets were illegally issued by a dozen cameras.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Purple Parking workers win ageism battle after dozens sacked for ‘being too old’ – The Independent

‘Britain’s biggest airport car parking company, Purple Parking, has admitted age discrimination against its workers after it sacked dozens of them for being too old.’

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The Independent, 10th March 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk