Archive for the 'parking' Category

Djanogly v Westminster City Council – WLR Daily

Djanogly v Westminster City Council [2011] EWCA Civ 432; [2011] WLR (D) 140

“When making a traffic management order a local authority was entitled to see the fair spreading of costs for suitable and adequate parking facilities between motorcyclists and car drivers as a legitimate consideration.”

WLR Daily, 19th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Man wins parking ticket battle over bee attack – Daily Telegraph

“A motorist who received a parking ticket after pulling into a bus lane to swat away a bee has been let off the fine.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Victims of rogue car clampers to get compensation – Daily Telegraph

“Motorists who fall victim to rogue clampers will be entitled to claim compensation, under new powers brought in by the Government.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 29th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Parking fine appeal panel planned – BBC News

“A new independent appeals panel to stop motorists from being unfairly fined by unscrupulous private car parking companies is to be established.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Doctor loses court battle over fines for parking on his own land – Daily Telegraph

“A doctor who took his local council to court after repeatedly being fined for parking on his own land has lost his legal battle at the Court of Appeal.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 30th November 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

High wheelclamping charges illegal, says RAC – The Independent

“Wheelclampers are acting illegally by imposing exorbitant charges for the release of cars parked on private land, the RAC said today. The concept of one citizen ‘punishing’ another is alien in English law, according to barrister and engineer Dr Chris Elliott, whose review of private-property parking regulations was published today by the RAC.”

Full story

The Independent, 9th July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Many parking tickets ‘unlawful’ – BBC News

“Thousands of parking tickets paid by credit card could be cancelled after a council’s charges were ruled unlawful.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Motorist given £100 fine after car was clamped on own driveway – Daily Telegraph

“A motorist was given a £100 fine after his car was clamped on his own driveway.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Waterman and Another v Boyle and Another – Times Law Reports

Waterman and Another v Boyle and Another

Court of Appeal

“An express right to park two vehicles at a property did not imply a further right to park additional vehicles.”

The Times, 30th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

New government rules to crack down on rogue clampers – The Times

“Parking companies will be subject to strict new limits on the penalties and fees they can charge, under government plans to drive rogue operators out of business.”

Full story 

The Times, 20th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Waterman and another v Boyle and another – WLR Daily

Waterman and another v Boyle and another [2009] EWCA Civ 115; [2009] WLR (D) 76

Where there was an express right to park attaching to a property it was most unlikely that a further right to park would arise by implication.”

WLR Daily, 2nd March 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Parking fine man received £20,000 – BBC News

“A man was awarded £20,000 in damages after claiming he was distressed by parking fines totalling £200.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Disabled car badge misuse tackled – BBC News

“New powers to stop the misuse of blue disabled parking badges are expected to be announced by the government.”

Full story 

BBC News, 19th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

One-legged driver convicted of illegally parking in a disabled space – Daily Telegraph

“A one-legged driver has been convicted of cheating the disabled badge system.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man takes on parking wardens in landmark legal challenge – Daily Telegraph

“A man who led the campaign to stop the prosecution of British shopkeepers still using imperial measurements is launching a legal challenge over the use of parking tickets as a stealth tax.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 25th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008

Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (pdf)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Clampers add £100 ‘swearing’ fine – The Independent

“A clamping company has been accused of ‘fleecing the public’ after charging victims £100 for venting their fury at attendants.”

Full story

The Independent, 4th July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Council motoring fines ‘illegal’ – BBC News

“Some councils have earned hundreds of thousands of pounds by enforcing unlawful traffic and parking restrictions, the BBC has learned.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man held by police over £5 parking ticket – Daily Telegraph

“A composer who refused to pay £5 for a lost car parking ticket at a supermarket ended up in police custody for six hours, was interrogated, finger-printed and made to take a DNA test, it has been disclosed.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Drink-drivers ‘escape’ as parking tickets hit record – The Times

“Prosecutions of dangerous drivers have fallen to the lowest level for more than a decade but parking tickets have risen to a record high.”

Full story

The Times, 1st May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

New parking rules come into force – BBC News

“New parking regulations have come into force in England despite concerns over the use of CCTV footage to enforce rules and impose fines.”

Full story

BBC News, 31st March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man in £1,000 parking fine battle – BBC News

“A man with severe memory problems is hoping to get £1,000 worth of parking fines writen off.”

Full story

BBC News, 26th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Parking fines via CCTV to force drivers to obey – The Times

“Under an overhaul of parking regulations set out by the Government, a new era of ‘remote enforcement’ will become commonplace. From March 31 councils across England will be allowed to use CCTV cameras to detect parking offences.”

Full story

The Times, 29th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

8 in 10 parking fines overturned on appeal – Daily Telegraph

“A huge number of parking fines are being quashed because councils present poor evidence or no proof at all when challenged by drivers.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 29th October 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Moncrieff and another v Jamieson and others – WLR Daily

Moncrieff and another v Jamieson and others [2007] UKHL 42

“A servitude right to park vehicles, where necessary for the comfortable use and enjoyment of a right of vehicular access, was capable of being constituted in the law of Scotland as ancillary thereto.”

WLR Daily, 17th October 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Wolman v. Islington London Borough Council and Another – Times Law Reports

Irrelevance of ‘on’ or ‘over’

Wolman v. Islington London Borough Council and Another

Court of Appeal

“It was an offence in Greater London to park a motorcycle on its stand on the pavement with its body and one or both of its wheels on or over the pavement.”

The Times, 20th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Wheel-clamp profits to be banned – Daily Telegraph

“Traffic wardens should no longer clamp cars for single breaches of parking offences under new guidelines issued by the Government.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 16th August 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Barrister loses motorcycle parking challenge – The Times

“A barrister who claimed his motorcycle was immune to parking tickets because its wheels did not touch the ground was told to pay up today by the Court of Appeal. ”

Full story

The Times, July 31st 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Motorcycling barrister floats a challenge to parking laws – The Times

“A barrister claimed yesterday that his motorcycle is immune to parking tickets because its wheels do not touch the ground when it is parked.”

Full story 

The Times, 13th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Parking bailiffs may win right to enter homes – Daily Telegraph

“More than a million motorists a year face having bailiffs force their way into their homes to collect unpaid parking fines under legislation before MPs.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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