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There is quite a lot of caselaw on the point of errors in a NIP and summonses. There is nothing cover the wrong name but one can draw inferences from other law upon the point.
The case of Bilton excuses errors in the NIP on the basis that the object of the notice is to ensure the driver is no taken by surprise long after the offence when his recollection is dulled. Therefore errors were unimportant.
The cases of Milner v Allen and Percival v Ball have allowed the Crown to change the nature of the charge on the basis that they have averred broadly the same thing.
Walton v Hawkins has said that the location is unimportant.
Goody v Fletcher has said that a mistake of one day in the date did not invalidate a NIP.
I think we can probably deduce from that that the High Court would not be minded to find that a misspelling of a name invalidates a NIP/summons.
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Are you the registered keeper?
In that case, no.
They would have sent the original NIP to the registered keeper.
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