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Private Parking Penalties challenged in Mass Legal Action

Millions of drivers could have Private Parking Penalties overturned and their ‘fines’ refunded if a mass action started by Cambridge Law Graduate Michael Green is successful.

In 2010 and 2011, a site warned of the consequences of a clause (#56) hidden away in the 2011 Protection of Freedoms Bill that gave Parking Enforcers the right to levy Draconain penalties for breaches of private parking conditions, and in the process make themselves hundreds of millions of pounds in profit.

Clause 56 became law on 1st October 2012.

But now Michael Green thinks that the method by which Breach of Contract is being applied to Private Parking Penalties is itself illegal and he seeks to take this to the High Court to get a ruling.

He wants to do this in the form of a mass action of 100,000 drivers who have paid private parking penalties.

This will be free of charge to the ‘victims’. All they have to do is register their penalty on his website at: Challenge the Fine.

Figures published by The Daily Mail show that requests for vehicle keepers by Private Parking enforcers to the DVLA rose from 272,215 in 2006 to a projected 2,699,904 in 2014.

And that income to Private Parking enforcers collectively rose from £21,000,000 in 2006 to a projected £176,000,000 in 2014.

When a similar mass action over PPI was taken to the High Court, it led to the banks having to pay out tens of billions of pounds in compensation.

The same could happen with Private Parking Penalties.

It was your money. Do you want it back, or not? Won’t you join the fight?