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Category Righteous Indignation

Graham White Solicitors, parking companies and the law

Got a “fine” from a private parking company? Being intimidated and threatened by solicitors and debt collectors? Don’t pay it. This is why.

Another Brighton & Hove City Council Parking Cockup

Today is Sunday. The parking restrictions on my road are clearly displayed as Mon-Fri noon-1pm. There are very faded, patchy single & double yellow lines which haven’t been repainted for years, and a few months ago there were Council notices… Continue Reading →

Testing the Parking Tribunal

After I reported my parking ticket woes in my post entitled Brighton & Hove Parking – A Criminal Racket in Disguise, I appealed the PCN and got a rejection notice from the Council. No surprise there – after all they… Continue Reading →

Brighton & Hove Parking – criminal racket in disguise

In a week when my car was unceremoniously seriously injured by a motorist (thanks, Mr Farmer) who blamed me (the oncoming traffic) after he thought it’d be ok to execute a right turn across the carriageway from a stationary, parked… Continue Reading →

One Hour’s Parking for the Price of Two

This unadvertised special offer from Brighton & Hove City Council occurred on… yes you guessed it, April 1st. So how many others received PCNs (Penalty Charge Notices) erroneously? How much has it all cost to sort out? Just to explain,… Continue Reading →

Monarch Airlines: smashed luggage, customer care vacuum & derisory compensation

When an airline destroys your suitcase on your outbound flight, you’d like to expect that they’d be not only apologetic but also perhaps actively help you find a replacement for the journey home. Alas in Monarch’s case they failed on… Continue Reading →

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