Tuesday, July 27, 2010


PR Fire

Submitted by Barrie Segal on 05 July 2010

Camden Council found guilty by parking adjudicator of failing to make a full disclosure of evidence to motorists when their parking tickets were appealed to the parking Adjudicator. As a result the parking tickets in the case were cancelled!

In a landmark parking tickets decision a Parking Adjudicator has held that Camden Council have acted unlawfully and failed to make full disclosure of evidence to motorists when cases are submitted to the Parking Adjudicator.

In a case brought about by parking ticket expert Barrie Segal, founder of the parking tickets website http://www.appealnow.com/ on behalf of clients Barrie argued that the council had removed evidence from the evidence bundle which was required to be sent to all motorists appealing to the Parking Adjudicator. Barrie said: " Parking Tickets are an everyday hazard but when council issue parking tickets and act unfairly this is not acceptable."

The decision (Case 2100216116 Hizer -v- Camden) states;-

Mr Segal represents the Appellant and argues that the authority has not served a complete set of case papers to him and that prejudice has arisen and non-compliance with established Parking and Traffic Appeals Service directions.

The decision goes on to say:

I find that the authority has not complied with this direction, and that there has been prejudice to the Appellant by the failure to make full disclosure; this is especially so when the authority is aware that an Appellant is represented.

The appeal is allowed

Barrie says, I have complained for months about the way Camden Council deal with parking tickets when the appeal goes before an adjudicator. There have been cases where evidence in the form of copy parking tickets supplied to the adjudicator but not submitted to the motorist have been different from the original parking tickets received by the motorist (Case 2090479625 Hilton -v- Camden)

He went on to say, "When it comes to parking tickets it is not surprising in my view that Camden was the council with the lowest percwentage of winning appellants (34%) at the Parking Adjudicator. The council's scandalous behaviour in this case, I have now won demonstrates that motorists have been treated unfairly particularly where they have relied on the paperwork received from the council. I believe that motorists who have lost cases at the Parking Adjudicator relating to their parking tickets and have not received the full evidence can seek a refund from Camden Council.

Camden issued more than 320,000 parking tickets in 2009 compared to 404,000 parking tickets in 2008.

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