Thanks, ***** ***** parking fine results from breach of contract - either you didn’t pay when you used a car park, or you did but you overstayed.
The fine is fairly low initially but will increase for as long as it remains unpaid - with debt collection charges so it can easily double.
Parking Eye was involved in a similar dispute with a defendant (Mr Beavis) a few years ago.
The Beavis case concerned the initial £100 "fine", court fee and expenses.
Note that in a breach of contact case, a fine is not applicable - it does not apply. It is a misnomer. They pursued you as they believe you were in breach of contract and therefore owed damages.
The above case concerned the reasonableness of the fee (the amount) for an overstay.
It hinged on whether the claimant had actually lost that money due to the defendant's conduct. In a free car park, there is no "loss" to speak of.
It comes down to contract law. A parking fine results from breach of contract - as I mentioned earlier.
As to whether the case applies to you, I would say it does but each case is different and depends on its own facts. If you were in a free car park then damages would be little or nothing so my view is you could challenge this fine. My view is that you could challenge the reasonableness of the fine and ask them for evidence that the £100 is their true loss (and if so, to break it down for you).
The judge at the hearing next month will have to consider whether £100 was reasonable given the facts - I do not know the facts leading to the fine so it's somewhat difficult for me to say whether you will succeed or not. You asked about whether you need to send anything in if it was all attached - I would say not in that case.
Ultimately it will come down to the judge and whether they believe your claim has merit or not.