Parking & clamping
If you feel that you have been clamped and/or charged unfairly by a clamping company and are looking for some legal help then we are here to listen and advise you – contact us now!
We have been advising individuals and organisations in relation to their rights in this area for years. Tim Cary, head of Traffic Lawyers, has appeared on BBC’s Watchdog to advise on this area, we have helped individuals to appeal parking tickets (when there have been several) and we have helped to clarify the law for many others. We are experts in traffic law and are here to help you.
Be warned when faced with private parking tickets. The law has changed. Now, not only the driver, but also the owner of the vehicle can be pursued in the county courts. Subject to that point, however, the organisation attempting to pursue the claim for a parking fine will still have to prove their case in the county courts.
Clamping on private land is now governed by s54 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. That provision makes it a criminal offence to clamp a vehicle on private land without lawful authority. If you have been clamped on private land by an unofficial body, you can call the police. Many local authorities and governmental organisations are still able to clamp vehicles.
The comments above are general and should not be taken as a definitive statement of the law or procedure. Expert advice should always be sought on this area. We have not attempted to cover all the obligations or legal requirements that may arise.