Solicitor's parking fine example is one we should all follow

Your article about Jonathan Barr, the solicitor who is charging Transport for London for lateness in responding to his queries, should serve as a precedent for those of us who are the victim of maladministration or computer glitches (Angry driver turns th

Your article about Jonathan Barr, the solicitor who is charging Transport for London for lateness in responding to his queries, should serve as a precedent for those of us who are the victim of maladministration or computer glitches (Angry driver turns the tables, H&H March 6).

My vehicle suddenly became festooned with tickets after the permit was renewed despite a wasted phone call immediately after the first one, when I was told that everything was in order.

After every ticket and reminder a letter has to be sent and the computer problem was only resolved after a tortuous one hour of queuing in the parking shop. Even so yet another penalty notice has unsurprisingly arrived, demanding £80.

It would be some compensation for all these wasted hours and postage if a contribution equivalent to the sum demanded were paid to a good cause such as the Mayor's Charity.


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The vast income generated by councils and their contractors would be dented by £400 already, in my case.

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Naoko Sato

Parliament Court

Parliament Hill NW3

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