Hello Craig and thanks for asking for me,.
What would you like to know about this?Alex
Just to be clear you never had a ticket? What about a notice saying you had a ticket?
Ok - just to be clear you were not in the country at all? Do you have evidence to confirm this?
Then you dont need to pay it. Worst case they will take you to Court.
But then you can show you were out of the country (and I assume no-one else could have driven the car)So dont pay - it may end as a small claim.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?Alex
But was it your car?
You could still dispute it on the basis you didnt get the notice.
But you would have been liable for the fine as the owner. But if you didnt get it then you can dispute it in that basis.Can I clarify anything for you? Alex
Yes under the Protection of Freedoms Act, as owner you are liable regardless of who did it.
I am sorry
No, they would have to show that you DID get it
Does that clarify? Alex
No. Its their claim they need to show that they were sent.Alex
In my view I would pay it. it does not need to be proportionate, these cases have been to the Supreme Court in London (Parking Eye) who says they are valid.
You risk having more costs if you lose.
It is unfair but sadly I can only tell you what the law is.
You can, but if they say no you are stuck. But it's worth a try
Does that clarify?