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Hello, this is Jim and I’m a dual-qualified lawyer (UK & Republic of Ireland) happy to help you today.
I recommend you reply to dispute the fine. As a claimant the onus is on them to prove their claim - if the signature is not yours nor your Wife's then they have a flawed claim and you can easily defend it. It would be a small claim so no lawyer is required and the court will post a response pack to you to fill out (to indicate your intention to either admit or deny the claim). It should be dealt with on paper given the size of the claim - so yes whilst they can try to "enforce", you can simply refuse to pay. It would then be up to them whether they want the time and hassle of issuing a small claim - bearing in mind they cannot recover solicitor's fees in a claim under £10,000. So it may cost them more than it's worth in reality.
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Hi, they can add the court fee which for a claim of that size is £70 and a hearing fee of £55 (see pages 5 and 7 here:
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