Bookmark and Share

Read stories

The Council

by Pothole Picasso

13 May 2017

Went to small claims court against the council's solicitors this is not advisable. I never got to even show the judge the council's neglect in maintaining the road.
Thrown out on a technicality in the car lease companies documents. They then tried to hit me with costs.
I was claiming £500 for wheel damage and the council's have spent over £3600 on solicitors costs which they really did try and stick on me but the judge wouldn't allow it .
My main defence was the TAMP it states 84 days 12 weeks to repair D response pot holes council was doing working days which is actually 117 days 17 weeks not what the TAMP states.
So the council were prepared to spend stupid amounts to a Solicitor than pay me.
Things to do before court.
Go for freedom of information requests
Go to the information commissioner office if what they supplied is not what what you requested.
Above all be very polite do not issue threats they will use this against you. Be persistent . Never get abusive or personal think about what you are writing in letters and emails
Ask the council for work details these will have accurate data on with maps. They are reluctant to give you this information which comes from the handheld devices they use when doing inspections.
If you are going to court against a Solicitor get a Solicitor yourself. I would not ever do this again without one. Or if you hit a pothole claim through you own insurance and get them to chase the case against the council. Or a no win no fee Solicitor. Or you might have free legal representation on a bank account or credit card if you paid for your repairs with one.
So a moral victory for me but not the day in court I had planned.

BACK to 'Read stories' home

Comments (23)

gaylechris997    posted : 22/02/18 at 4.33pm

Wow i can say that this is another great article as expected of this blog.Bookmarked this site..rnhaving trouble signing in i don't know my passwordrn

gaylechris997    posted : 20/02/18 at 12.26pm

Nice to read your article! I am looking forward to sharing your adventures and experiences.rnhaving trouble signing in i don't know my passwordrn

gaylechris997    posted : 20/02/18 at 12.25pm

Excellent article. Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking.rnhaving trouble signing in i don't know my passwordhaving trouble signing in i don't know my password

gaylechris997    posted : 20/02/18 at 12.23pm

The website is looking bit flashy and it catches the visitors eyes. Design is pretty simple and a good user friendly interface.rnrn

juanjuergens95    posted : 14/02/18 at 9.51am

I was looking at some of your posts on this website and I conceive this web site is really instructive! Keep putting up.. rn10.0 0.0 1rn

juanjuergens95    posted : 14/02/18 at 9.50am

Thanks for sharing this information. I really like your blog post very much. You have really shared a informative and interesting blog post with people..rn254rn

juanjuergens95    posted : 10/02/18 at 10.25am

This is very educational content and written well for a change. It's nice to see that some people still understand how to write a quality post! rnonline earningrn

juanjuergens95    posted : 09/02/18 at 11.40am

This is truly a great read for me. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work!.rnwhatsapp marketingrn

juanjuergens95    posted : 08/02/18 at 2.29pm

This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information...rnrelojería ultrajewels Cancúnrn

juanjuergens95    posted : 08/02/18 at 7.46am

Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I’m happy to find so many useful info here in the post, we need work out more techniques in this regard, thanks for sharing.rnwhere to shop in cancunrn

juanjuergens95    posted : 03/02/18 at 9.13am

I just want to let you know that I just check out your site and I find it very interesting and informative.. Catálogo De Electrodomésticos Lecromrnrn

juanjuergens95    posted : 24/01/18 at 9.53am

i really like this article please keep it up.rnavatar beddingrn

hanaalassi    posted : 23/01/18 at 8.15pm

IKEA installation in Riyadh in the installation of kitchensrnتركيب اثاث ايكيا بالرياضrnThe IKEA Furniture Technician in Riyadh has the best specialists in decoding and installing IKEA Kitchens properly, as IKEA Kitchens are installed and installed by professionals who need to work in this field.rnThe IKEA installation technician in Riyadh also has two carpenters specialized in dismantling and assembling IKEA furniture, whether new or used in a very good and accurate manner, in order to ensure the confidence of its customers and the performance of a distinguished service to them with a high quality beyond the service of any other company specializing in the same field, IKEA Riyadh Company to keep the pieces of furniture broken or twisted or IKEA IKEA installation in Riyadh in the installation of kitchensrnThe IKEA Furniture Technician in Riyadh has the best specialists in decoding and installing IKEA Kitchens properly, as IKEA Kitchens are installed and installed by professionals who need to work in this field.rn تركيب ستائر بالرياضrnThe IKEA installation technician in Riyadh also has two carpenters specialized in dismantling and assembling IKEA furniture, whether new or used in a very good and accurate manner, in order to ensure the confidence of its customers and the performance of a distinguished service to them with a high quality beyond the service of any other company specializing in the same field, IKEA Riyadh Company to keep the pieces of furniture broken or twisted or scratches that make it cost a lot of repair again.rnTechnician of installing IKEA tires and beds in RiyadhrnThe IKEA Furniture Installation Technician in Riyadh provides IKEA furniture and decomposition services in a very distinctive way. The trained workers are able to dismantle and install IKEA beds and cabinets if you want to move the furniture from one place to another place at very low prices and exact prices.rn تنظيف مكيفات بالرياضrnWithout any additional losses or costs, no matter how difficult the jaw or the installation, and they do their work quietly and confidently to improve the comfort desired by family members is wonderfulrnThey can also coordinate the places of the furniture so as to give the beautiful aesthetic form, without taking into account such work to complete your work without distracting you, these things make you devote to your work and you are satisfied that the IKEA collection technician in Riyadh is coordinating and installation of furniture in a professional way and put it in the appropriate places to get On the latest decorations and distinctive modern through the company installed IKEA furniture in Riyadh.rnCollecting furniture for the bedrooms and travel IKEA Riyadhrnتركيب غرف نوم بالرياضrnThe IKEA furniture installation company in Riyadh has the ability to decode and install the contents of the dining room as well as the seats. These pieces of furniture are the most difficult pieces in the jaw and the installation, especially that they are in a special place of the house and must appear in the appropriate manner that makes your home distinctive and beautiful, That their presence in the house is very important,rnrnBecause it is one of the most pieces of furniture that beautiful visitors see you and your home, both relatives or guests of the most important furniture technician IKEA in Riyadh to be a way to dismantle and installation of these pieces of furniture is very accurate, and originally have any defects make them appear improperly decor HomernInstallation must be done properly to keep your furniture from breaking or damage quickly.rn تركيب باركية بالرياضrnThe IKEA Furniture Installation & Assembly Company in Riyadh has expert workers and are trained to install all types of IKEA curtains, all of them superbly, whether in home or office installationrnThe IKEA Furniture Installation Technician uses modern technologies in the installation of all IKEA furniture so that the service is accomplished with high accuracy and high quality. This makes IKEA furniture assembly in Riyadh different from other companies operating in the same field.rnThe IKEA installation technician also advises you on the right color coordination and the best selection of furniture so that you can finally get a great novelty and beautiful and modern decor that is in line with your home or office.rnAnd then it got all the required features of the quality and shape and the price of a suitable thanks to the technician installed IKEA Balriarn

juanjuergens95    posted : 18/01/18 at 11.38am

Hey what a brilliant post I have come across and believe me I have been searching out for this similar kind of post for past a week and hardly came across this. Thank you very much and will look for more postings from you.rnhttp://stanfordpelage.com/swift-member-review" href="http://stanfordpelage.com/swift-member-review">http://stanfordpelage.com/swift-member-reviewrn

juanjuergens95    posted : 18/01/18 at 11.37am

What a fantabulous post this has been. Never seen this kind of useful post. I am grateful to you and expect more number of posts like these. Thank you very much.rnHP Officejet Pro 8100 driversrn

juanjuergens94    posted : 09/01/18 at 4.44pm

This content is written very well. Your use of formatting when making your points makes your observations very clear and easy to understand. Thank you.rntaorn

juanjuergens94    posted : 09/01/18 at 9.09am

I know your expertise on this. I must say we should have an online discussion on this. Writing only comments will close the discussion straight away! And will restrict the benefits from this information. Clínica dental en Cancúnrn

juanjuergens94    posted : 09/01/18 at 9.09am

I havent any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human..thanks for shared this with us.Tienda Xoppalrn

juanjuergens94    posted : 07/01/18 at 4.30pm

Nice post! This is a very nice blog that I will definitively come back to more times this year! Thanks for informative post.rnrenta de carros en medellinrn

juanjuergens94    posted : 27/12/17 at 10.22pm

Thanks a lot for sharing us about this update. Hope you will not get tired on making posts as informative as this. rnhttp://mytshirtkings.postach.io/" href="http://mytshirtkings.postach.io/">http://mytshirtkings.postach.io/rn

juanjuergens93    posted : 12/12/17 at 9.24pm

Wow what a Great Information about World Day its very nice informative post. thanks for the post.rnaventa blackboardrn

NohaKhan    posted : 23/11/17 at 8.39pm

شركة عزل فوم بالزلفيrnشركة عزل فوم بالرسrnشركة عزل فوم بينبعrnشركة عزل فوم بالمجمعةrnشركة عزل فوم بجدةrn

juanjuergens90    posted : 14/11/17 at 9.34pm

I read your blog frequently and I just thought I’d say keep up the amazing work!rncute date ideasrn

Write a comment

To post a comment you need to be signed in. Please enter your email address and password below to sign in, or if you don’t have a password click the link to register.

Not a member yet?  Register now
Forgotten your password?

Related stories

Case won Added on 10 Jun 2009; comment [2]
Sad day, 'for the Man on the Clapham Omnibus'. Added on 23 Nov 2009; comment [1]
Pothole small claims court Added on 24 Jun 2011; comment [22]
Double incident with pot-holes, 6 months on and still getting no where! Added on 04 Dec 2017; comment [3]
flipkart cashback offers today, flipkart hdfc offer, flipkart hdfc offer december 2017, flipkart hdfc offer dec 2017, flipkart hdfc offer jan 2018, ">nice website.great information.thanks flipkart cashback offers today, flipkart hdfc offer, flipkart hdfc offer december 2017, flipkart hdfc offer dec 2017, flipkart hdfc offer jan 2018, Added on 12 Feb 2018; comment [0]
Please type a keyword
(min. 4 chars)

You can also find stories using our
interactive map...

Go to map