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Saturday, 25 June 2016

MIL Collections discontinue cases...by the bucketload

MIL Collections are discontinuing cases where they know they cannot win. Here are a selection of recently discontinued cases.

MIL -v- Mrs S. D., Case No. C0QZ173C

MIL -v- Mr S. C., Case No. C8QZ540N

MIL -v- Mr S. H., Case No. C1QZ911D

MIL -v- Mr R. M, Case No. C3QZ569P

MIL -v- Mrs G. D., Case No. C7QZ8344

MIL -v- Mr P. V., Case No C8QZ707N

MIL -v- Mr M. O. Case No. B6QZ3H7A

MIL -v- C Ltd, Case No. B8QZ0K4T

MIL -v- Mr C. H., Case No. C6QZ220N

MIL -v- M M. A., Case No. C9QZ531N

MIL have started to realise that none of the claims they have filed are viable, and as judges have been increasing the amounts awarded against them on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour, have been limiting their losses by discontinuing claims. This saves them the £25 hearing fee, and more importantly, the £200 - £300 to get a solicitor to turn up on their behalf and try and argue a lost cause.

MIL have also been trying it on. It is common for them to try and squeeze out £50 from the claimant in a last ditch attempt before discontinuing. If you receive one of these letters, chances are that the next letter will be to discontinue.


If you have not received one of these letters then it is possible MIL think they might win in court because you have not filed a robust defence. The two main winning points have consistently been that there is no valid deed of assignment as the deed does not list the parking charge references purchased, and the claim smacks of champerty and maintenance as not debt exists; only the chance to sue for an amount which the parking company have made little attempt to validate and so which may or may not exist. More recently thew fact that MIL Collections have been filing witness statements in the name of a fictitious comic book lawyer has also been their downfall, but this at least can easily be corrected by them.

To change your defence usually requires you to file papers with the court and MIL, and costs around £50. The Prankster recommends you do update your defence, but give MIL the chance to fold first. To The Prankster's best knowledge, MIL have lost all contested hearings so there is no reason not to lay it on the line to them.

Dear MIL,

I am intending updating my defence to include the following points.
1) Your deed of assignment is not valid as it does not contain any reference to specific parking charges
2) The claim smacks of champerty and maintenance

(any other points you want to add)

I understand you have never won a contested hearing on these points and that it is publicly known you are widely discontinuing cases where these points are filed as a defence. Here is a selection of such cases:

MIL -v- Mrs S. D., Case No. C0QZ173C
MIL -v- Mr S. C., Case No. C8QZ540N
MIL -v- Mr S. H., Case No. C1QZ911D
MIL -v- Mr R. M, Case No. C3QZ569P
MIL -v- Mrs G. D., Case No. C7QZ8344
MIL -v- Mr P. V., Case No C8QZ707N
MIL -v- Mr M. O. Case No. B6QZ3H7A
MIL -v- C Ltd, Case No. B8QZ0K4T
MIL -v- Mr C. H., Case No. C6QZ220N
MIL -v- M M. A., Case No. C9QZ531N

In order to save both parties money, I suggest that you discontinue the claim. You have 14 days from the date of this letter to do this before I file my new defence points, which will increase your costs should I later prevail.

This offer is WITH PREJUDICE and I will include this in my evidence to the court.

If they don't respond within the 14 days, then file paperwork with the court and MIL, along with appropriate fee, to add the new defence points.

Happy Parking

The Parking Prankster





11 comments:

  1. Please note the name of the signatory on that letter: I didn't know you could hire Daredevil to represent you.

    What with him being a fictional character and all (I know he spells his surname with a "k", but phonetically it's the same/similar).

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  2. If you do the offer without prejudice then you cannot include it in your evidence to court... ;)

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    1. Agreed, which is why this is WITH PREJUDICE

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  3. Haha I only just realised -well done! I need to get new glasses! ;)

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  4. I've gone thro all this , from matt murdoch and associates , they bought the debt , never had a chance of winning , got down to the £50 final offer , no chance , so 10 days later discontinuance letter , when will the learn , and its cost them money and time

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  5. had one , done it and defeated MIL and the debt they bought for £1 , they had no chance of winning , got all the figures from £175 down to the final offer of £50 , no chance , Id done nothing wrong but supposedly Matt Murdoch had reviewed my file , and told me they would win (in so many words )well I've received DISCONTINUED letter , and its cost them money and time , when will they realise they can be beaten especially when they have bought the debt for a £1 and try to frighten people into paying , when are the government going to close these practices down , they are just SCAMMERS

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  6. Hi,
    I need some help. My wife has got a CCJ from MIL. It's a long story we wrote to the court saying that we could not file a defence as the claim info was so vague. However, Judgement was recorded in MIL's favour as she did not file a defence. She paid the CCJ in full within 14 days directly to MIL. The next day she received a letter asking for an extra £90 as the case had been reviewed by there legal dept. Obviously they are scamming and trying it on, but what should we put in the letter back to them?

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  7. Hi,
    I need some help. My wife has got a CCJ from MIL. It's a long story we wrote to the court saying that we could not file a defence as the claim info was so vague. However, Judgement was recorded in MIL's favour as she did not file a defence. She paid the CCJ in full within 14 days directly to MIL. The next day she received a letter asking for an extra £90 as the case had been reviewed by there legal dept. Obviously they are scamming and trying it on, but what should we put in the letter back to them?

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    1. You need to contact me at prankster@parking-prankster.com

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  8. Please advise how you did this. In same boat and not sure what to put in my defence

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  9. Just wanted to say thank you for your excellent website and explanations. The parking "offence" was back in May 2015, which we thought had gone away, until receiving letters from Mil collections who bought the case. we followed all the advice, got the court date, then the settlement offer for £50 - and just received the Notice of Discontinuance - which is a huge relief.

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