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Topic: Re:Barry Beavis lost (again)
Posted by: Robin Cox
Date/Time: 04/11/15 23:42:00

Thanks for posting this.

from the BBC report:

Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger and Lord Sumption said in a joint written ruling ParkingEye could not charge over-stayers "whatever it liked".

"It could not charge a sum which would be out of all proportion to its interest or that of the landowner for whom it is providing the service," they wrote.

"But there is no reason to suppose 85 is out of all proportion to its interests."

Steve Gooding, director of motoring charity RAC Foundation, said Parliament should now tackle parking charges in the same way it dealt with clamping in 2012.

He echoed Mr Beavis' comments and said judges had not given any clear direction on what figure would be excessive.

"This opens the door for parking companies to increase their penalty demands and leaves the onus on motorists to fight sky-high charges on a case-by-case basis," he said.

He added the DVLA which "releases several million vehicle records to private parking companies" should be taking more interest in how that data is used.

"Parking should be a small, inconsequential part of our lives," he said.

"Today's judgment means it will continue to stir up totally disproportionate anxiety and anger."


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Barry Beavis v Parking eye LTD...Judgement day30/10/15 13:11:00 Lucy Hacking
   Re:Barry Beavis v Parking eye LTD...Judgement day30/10/15 15:23:00 Nick Jenkins
      Re:Re:Barry Beavis v Parking eye LTD...Judgement day30/10/15 15:38:00 Adam Beamish
         Re:Re:Re:Barry Beavis v Parking eye LTD...Judgement day30/10/15 18:30:00 Dave Robertson
      Re:Re:Barry Beavis v Parking eye LTD...Judgement day30/10/15 17:30:00 Brian Coyle
         Re:Re:Re:Barry Beavis v Parking eye LTD...Judgement day30/10/15 17:35:00 Paul Wright
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Barry Beavis v Parking eye LTD...Judgement day30/10/15 22:27:00 Richard Jennings
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Barry Beavis v Parking eye LTD...Judgement day31/10/15 09:10:00 Brian Coyle
                  Barry Beavis lost (again)04/11/15 21:44:00 Richard Jennings
                     Re:Barry Beavis lost (again)04/11/15 23:42:00 Robin Cox
                        Re:Re:Barry Beavis lost (again)05/11/15 09:19:00 Ken Munn
                           Re:Re:Re:Barry Beavis lost (again)05/11/15 09:37:00 Philippa Bond
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Barry Beavis lost (again)05/11/15 09:56:00 Vanessa Smith

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