In this case, ParkingEye v Mr O, the overstay occurred because the driver had to suddenly and unexpectedly breastfeed her child. Although ParkingEye were informed about this and that the Equalities Act 2010 applied, they refused to cancel the charge, explaining that ParkingEye do not give extra time to people covered by the Equalities Act 2010 and that if she was not happy to be treated this way she should not park in the car park.
Once the case was referred to POPLA, Mr O put in a robust defence.
ParkingEye failed to even turn up.
The assessors verdict is reproduced below.
Once again all parties will be happy with this result. The motorist got the charge cancelled. The courts save time and resource. ParkingEye, obviously aware they would lose, saved large amounts of money by not even bothering to submit a case.
The Parking Prankster