Yes, there were signs and yes, I did overstay. I do not dispute this.
I am questioning the legality of the fine, given that no material losses (such as parking charges) were incurred by TPS. I could put a sign in my car saying that I will fine anyone that takes a picture of it, but that does not give me the legal right to do so.
OK. I do not have a photograph of the sign or the text wording of the sign.
That is really helpful and just what I needed at this time, Jo. I will go back and record the wording of the sign and, if it doesn't specify the fine, I will probably hold out to call their bluff.
I would have thought that the store owners on the retail park wouldn't want their customers to be put off from bringing custom to their stores as a result of the car park operator, so I will probably make a fuss in Starbucks on that retail park and see what comes of that.
Finally, do you have a view on the possible breach of Section 40 of the 'Administration of Justice Act'? Obviously, you don't have visibility of the charge notice itself, but just as a general principle?