Hamnett v Essex County Council – WLR Daily

Hamnett v Essex County Council [2014] EWHC 246 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 72

‘The Administrative Court, hearing a claim for a statutory review brought under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, did not have jurisdiction to investigate an alleged breach of section 29 of the Equality Act 2010.’

WLR Daily, 13th February 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

CCTV warning notices non-compliant with data protection laws, says watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

‘The Government must take action to ensure that signs used to warn motorists that CCTV cameras are being used to monitor for parking offences are compliant with UK data protection laws, a watchdog has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th February 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

Asda car park death: Alan Watts guilty of manslaughter – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2013 in assault, homicide, news, parking, self-defence by sally

‘A man has been jailed for five years for punching and killing another man during a row over a disabled space in a supermarket car park.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Self-parking cars hit legal obstacles – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2013 in EC law, news, parking, road traffic offences by sally

“The dream of owning a car which parks itself will have to wait until the law is changed in Britain and Europe.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Councils using CCTV to fine motorists for parking to be made illegal – The Independent

Posted September 27th, 2013 in closed circuit television, evidence, fines, local government, news, parking by tracey

“Councils in England could be banned from using CCTV cameras and ‘spy cars’ to hand motorists parking fines under new government proposals.”

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The Independent, 27th September 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina (Attfield) v Barnet London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted July 29th, 2013 in fees, judicial review, law reports, local government, news, parking, road traffic by sally

Regina (Attfield) v Barnet London Borough Council [2013] EWHC 2089 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 303

A local authority was not entitled to exercise its powers under section 45 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purposes of raising surplus revenue to defray other road expenditure and reduce the need to raise income from other sources, such as fines, charges and council tax.

WLR Daily, 22nd July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Councils could be forced to cut parking permit cost following court judgement – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 23rd, 2013 in local government, news, parking by tracey

“Councils across the country could be forced to cut the cost of residents’ parking permits following a landmark judgment in the High Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Cusack v Harrow London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Cusack v Harrow London Borough Council [2013] UKSC 40; [2013] WLR (D) 250

“A highway authority had power under section 80 of the Highways Act 1980 to erect barriers so as to prevent vehicular access to a frontager’s forecourt, without paying compensation, in order to safeguard users of the highway and the fact that section 66(2) of the same Act conferred an alternative power to achieve the same object, which was subject to compensation, was immaterial.”

WLR Daily, 19th June 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

A1P1 and property rights in the Supreme Court again – UK Human Rights Blog

“This is the tale of how a solicitor from Harrow ended up litigating about his off-street parking in the Supreme Court – and reached for Article 1 of Protocol 1 (A1P1) of ECHR, by way of a second string to his bow. Not his choice, as he had won in the Court of Appeal on other grounds. But his failure on the point reminds us that in the majority of cases A1P1 is a difficult argument to bring home.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th June 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Newham Council issued illegal parking fines after camera error – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2013 in evidence, fines, illegality, local government, news, parking by tracey

“Parking tickets were illegally issued by a dozen cameras over at least two years, a London council has admitted – but it refuses to refund fined drivers.”

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BBC News, 21st June 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Atheists challenge churches’ free parking permits – The Guardian

Posted June 3rd, 2013 in belief discrimination, local government, news, parking by sally

“Many churches give out holy communion wine and wafers to the faithful. In Woking, Surrey, congregations can also queue up to have their free parking permits validated. But this privilege of churchgoing, however, is about to be challenged.”

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Motorcyclist Andrew Kelly jailed over 122mph ride – BBC News

“A motorcyclist who was caught speeding at 122mph and who boasted on an internet
forum about lying to police has been jailed for eight months.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

How to challenge a parking ticket – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2013 in appeals, contracts, fines, news, parking by sally

“Don’t be taken for a ride over parking tickets – know your rights on private car parks, penalty charges and your right to appeal.”

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The Guardian, 18th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Vehicle Control Services Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs – WLR Daily

Posted March 19th, 2013 in appeals, damages, HM Revenue & Customs, law reports, parking, VAT by tracey

Vehicle Control Services Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs: [2013] EWCA Civ 186;   [2013] WLR (D)  105

“A taxpayer company which entered into a contract with owners or lawful occupiers of car parks or land to provide parking control services, and levied parking penalty charges on motorists for breach of the particular car park’s rules by issuing a charge notice against a motorist in breach, was entitled to claim that the charges amounted to damages for breach of contract made between the taxpayer and the motorist or damages for trespass; and the taxpayer was therefore not liable to pay VAT on those charges.”

WLR Daily, 13th March 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

£23m of parking fines ‘may have been unlawful’ – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2013 in appeals, fines, local government, news, parking, time limits by sally

“Almost 350,000 parking fines – totalling an estimated £23m – may have been unlawfully issued to motorists in London, a BBC investigation has found.”

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BBC News, 11th February 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hospitals’ disabled parking charges may be ‘unlawful’ – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2012 in disabled persons, equality, hospitals, news, parking by sally

“Hospitals charging disabled drivers to park could be in breach of the law, a leading lawyer says.”

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BBC News, 7th December 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Private land wheel clamping banned – The Independent

Posted October 1st, 2012 in appeals, news, parking, police, wheel clamping by sally

“Cowboy wheel clampers will be outlawed from clamping vehicles on private land from tomorrow as new legislation comes into place.”

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The Independent, 30th September 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Landmark ruling for drivers over council spy cars – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 20th, 2012 in closed circuit television, fines, news, parking by sally

“Controversial CCTV camera cars that can automatically issue parking fines should not be used if a traffic warden can carry out checks on foot, a tribunal has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Council ordered to put the brakes on ‘nightlife tax’ – The Independent

Posted December 16th, 2011 in judicial review, local government, news, parking by tracey

“Theatre-goers, restaurateurs and night workers throughout London’s West End were celebrating yesterday after plans to introduce evening and weekend parking charges were shelved until after the Olympic Games. The proposed charges, dubbed a ‘tax on nightlife’, had infuriated impresarios and business owners alike. They have been temporarily dropped after a High Court judge said they risked damaging local businesses.”

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The Independent, 16th December 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk


Heather Mills’ chauffeur in disabled badge fraud – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 9th, 2011 in disabled persons, fines, fraud, news, parking by tracey

“A former chauffeur to Heather Mills made an illegal copy of her disabled parking badge with her ‘full knowledge and consent’, a court has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk