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For now please let me know whether this was a Council issued penalty?
Ok, then in reality you can ignore the ticket. It is a private fine, there is nothing in law that says they can recover it. Indeed only the Council through the Traffic Management Act have lots of powers.
If you refuse to pay the fine then all they can do is try and issue a small claim against you. This would be problematic because:
1) there is no contract between you and them
2) they can't prove they have suffered a loss
3) they can't prove you agreed to their terms
4) even if they won a loss would be minimal
Indeed even worse they dont say which way up the ticket should be (although it would be obvious it should be printed version up)
So even if they took you to Court on the basis you didnt have a valid ticket - you actually did
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Just ignore it
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