Hi, Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you.
I would write to them as follows:
- Say this is a spurious demand for money for which they have provided no evidence. The burden is not on you to prove you do not owe the money it is on them to prove they have demanded;
- Say that it is a criminal offence to unlawfully harass someone for money under S.40 of the Administration of Justice Act 1970;
- Say you are appalled that a regulated professional would so freely abuse their position and if they do stop chasing you, you will report them to the solicitors regulation authority for their conduct.
If they sue you, you will have to respond to the proceedings.I look forward to hearing from you.Kind regards AJ
Hi. Thank you for your response. You are not allowed to demand money from someone without having proof the money has been incurred. If they do not provide evidence that the debt even exists (or you illegally parked for that matter) then I would not recommend getting into a discussion as to whether it is excessive. By doing that you are potentially acknowledging that you committed the parking offence - if you do not believe you actually illegally parked anywhere and they cannot prove that you did illegally park, then it would be better to challenge the validity of actually claiming the debt. I would also note that just because the solicitor is acting on their clients instructions they cannot just pursue a case this is not supported by evidence. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards AJ
Hi, Thank you. If you want to make an offer without admitting liability - why dont write to them and say that while they have not provided actually evidence of the offence you, are prepared to make an offer (without admission of liability) of say £80. Say you believe the charges are excessive and if they continue to press this issue, you may be forced to report the matter to local Trading Standards? Kind regards AJ
Relist: Answer quality. im looking for legal advice on how best to minimise or avoid any liability arising from a private parking ticket. It seems from info on line that the company that issued the ticket are often successful at enforcing them legally. I am seeking advice based on the facts of my case i fear that if I do not take action quickly that they will take legal action as they have already instructed solicitors!!!