Fine to park here?

Republished with permission from The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - article written by Malcolm Combe The popular belief that private parking schemes are unenforceable in Scotland has been hit by two recent cases. The author surveys the current position, which may require legislative intervention As a discipline, law is full of [...]

CAS warning shoppers to beware when entering onto private land

Citizens Advice Bureau is warning drivers that it is legal for retailers to apply parking charges for using their car parks as more people wind up in court for refusing to pay. The organisation is concerned that people believe overstaying your welcome on private land cannot result in a fine as it is not issued by [...]

Young motorist unlawfully used disabled badge ‘in her dead nan’s honour

A young motorist caught parking with her dead grandmother's blue badge told investigators: "I'm using it in her honour." Emily Davis, 21, was stopped while using the disabled person's badge to park in her Mini One in St George's Square, Portsea, Hants. Quizzed by a Portsmouth City Council investigator she first claimed her grandmother was shopping [...]

Selfish motorist parks his Audi on a stranger’s driveway

Selfish motorist parks his Audi on a stranger's driveway... so she blocks him in for TWO HOURS to teach him a lesson Motorist parked his Audi on a stranger's driveway but she then blocked him in Journalist Hannah Crocker, 25, did so to teach driver a lesson but he got angry Ms Crocker's housemate filmed motorist [...]

Scottish motorist ordered to pay £24,500 for historic unpaid private parking charges.

Vehicle Control Services v Carly Mackie in the Dundee Sheriff Court 13th January 2017 - Court Reference A7/15. A Scottish motorist who deliberately ignored parking restrictions because she didn’t believe parking charges were valid in Scotland is now faced with a £24,500 bill following a landmark judgment from The Scottish Court Service in Dundee. The judgment [...]

Private parking charges fair says Supreme Court ruling

ParkingEye v Beavis – Beavis appeal DISMISSED On the 4th November 2015 The Supreme court dismissed Mr Beavis’s appeal by a majority of six to one, and declared that the charge appealed does not contravene the penalty rule, or the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999. The £85 charge is not a penalty. Both ParkingEye [...]

Pay and dismay: Warning over private parking fines after driver is hammered for £3000

EDWARD Wales was taken to court by Combined Parking Solutions over £4950 of unpaid fines racked up in a Glasgow car park. DRIVERS who think they can ignore parking fines issued by private firms have been dealt a blow – after a motorist had to stump up £3000. Edward Wales was taken to court by Combined [...]