Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Are they a member of any professional body please?Alex
Under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 the owner is liable for any fines. Sadly these fines can be enforced because of a recent Parking Eye case in the Supreme Court. But if the permit is not showing then sadly your wife is liable.
She can try appealing to the IPC Regulator - they can consider further action.
But if that is not successful then sadly she does have to pay, they are valid in law.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?Alex
If I could invite you to rate my answer before you go today please, otherwise the site does not credit me for the time spent with you today. Thanks and good luck. Alex