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I went on a H X car park, I was with my son,he is learner

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I went on a H X car park, I was with my son,he is learner driver.As the car park was nearly empty he did a bit of reverse parking.we never left the car unattended, and was only there for about five minutes. I have just received a parking charge for not buying a parking ticket. Can I appeal this charge. Yours sincerely. R.Scott
JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me where this is?
Customer: Vulcans lane car park, Workington,Cumbria ca14 2bp
JA: Do you need to appear in court?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

Hi, welcome to JustAnswer. My name is*****’m a barrister with 12 years of experience and I am happy to help with your question today.

so you never actually parked?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No I never parked
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

How long were you in the car park roughly?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
About five minutes
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

Thanks for the information

It rather depends what signs at the location say. Usually they prohibit parking and you would not be in breach of that.I suppose that they may argue that you were there for a length of time that suggests that you were parking. Its so they could say that is for you to prove that you were not.

It would be worth arguing these things.Apart from anything else they read sue

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information.