Rebel Practitioner .... every little helps

From Zaphod, his latest battle against parking tickets ... some earlier ones here. l believe he's won 23 now.

"Dear Officer.

I enclose photocopies of two Penalty Notices.
 I have retained the originals for evidence. I assume that they are now my property

I am unable to complete the return portions, as both of the Issuing Officers have crossed through the sections headed, “Complete your details below”.
I shall not pay the fixed penalties, I wish to be dealt with by a court regarding these two alleged offences.
From your records, you may be aware that the last twenty three Penalty Notices which I have received for parking on ****************, (since June 2006), have all been unsuccessful.

All were either defeated in court, or discontinued by the Chief Crown Prosecutor, or cancelled by Central Ticket Office, or rescinded by the Police.
I am concerned that a future ticket might be removed by vandals before I find it, and that you might proceed on the assumption that I do not contest the charge. Please be aware that, until further notice, I wish to be dealt with by a court for all future allegations of illegal parking on ****************.

This letter will, as usual, be posted by Recorded Delivery at my expense. Its contents will be witnessed by a Magistrate, who will retain a copy.

Yours,  ***** ********  "


  1. Wow! 23 parking tickets defeated?
    I'm not worthy.

  2. The council have repainted the lines three times, and still haven't got it right!
    The local traffic warden keeps away now, but whenever the police get a new C3PO, they send him down here as an initiation ritual.

    But don't try it in a city. When the council does the tickets, you have no rights. Neil Herron and Glenn Dickinson are fighting expensive test cases. They're heroes.

    But my big battle is yet to come. I've just issued a summons in the small claims court to Her Maj's Rev n Customs. Cigs were seized, and destroyed before they admitted their mistake. Compensation offered, just under £2k, and declined.

    Those who know something about this, will believe that I can't win. C.E.M.A. 1979 and various legal precedents. I get purchase price only, it says.

    But these guys always underestimate me, and they make mistakes. I'm in with a chance...

    It was SH that got me into all this. I used to be a good boy. Well, relatively.

  3. As Bucko said, 23 is truly impressive. :)

  4. Zaphod mate, you need to open a night school. I'd pay good money to learn how you do all this shit. (Or a blog. Do you have one?)


"In the eyes of the Tribunal the review letter contained several preconceptions, prejudgments and non-sequiturs"

"the absurdity of this reason is demonstrated by simply stating it"

"We therefore find that Mr Sked misdirected himself as to the Policy in carrying out the review and his decision is therefore one that no reasonable review officer could have arrived at."

... commonly known here at N2D as 'Skeds' ... that is to say these are Judges comments regarding UKBA Review Officer Ian Sked's reasons for rejecting peoples appeals against seizures.

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