Another fine mess: parking tickets and your right to appeal
Alan Titchmarsh Show / In the News / Legal Topics

Another fine mess: parking tickets and your right to appeal

Since the first parking meter was installed in 1958, parking charges have caused outrage, distress and – on occasion – violent outbreaks to many.  Last year, a parking ticket was issued every four seconds, totalling 8million tickets in 12 months. Even though the most common Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) can only be issued by local … Continue reading

Getting a fare deal – trains, planes and automobiles (but mainly trains)
Alan Titchmarsh Show / In the News / Legal Topics

Getting a fare deal – trains, planes and automobiles (but mainly trains)

The Government has announced measures to curb train operators’ ability to increase ticket prices.  As part of its Fares and Ticketing review, from January 2014, some long distance commuters will save more than £200 as fares are capped at 6.1%.  Previously, the maximum increase allowed was 9.1%. As well as curbing the rise in fares, … Continue reading

Total recall: safety concerns and dangerous products
Alan Titchmarsh Show / In the News / Legal Topics

Total recall: safety concerns and dangerous products

Every year in the UK, 400 products are recalled but only 10-20% are ever returned.  Product recalls are often made about safety concerns where the goods in their present state may pose a danger to the user.  By law, manufacturers must take all reasonable steps to inform consumers when a product is recalled, but there is … Continue reading