In the three months to June 2015, there were 870,000 private parking tickets issued. In the same period some 8000 Court claims issued. So you have a 1% chance (1 in 100) of getting a court claim.
In the same three months to June 2015, we have identified 505 actual cases that resulted in a day in court. So your chances of actually getting to court and the parking company paying to take you there is 505 out of 870,000 - or 1 in 1600 - very, very low. There is no commercial logic, and parking operators cannot recover costs of going to court, the only purpose of doing so is to create the illusion of the justification of their case.
If you are concerned about a claim or you have a date to go to court then contact us and we'll see if we can steer your case to a successful resolution without having to go to court. There is a high chance you do not need to. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Claims Help form here.
Our volunteers are happy to give you Free advice with no obligation. They have one of the largest databases on Parking Ticket appeals and Court Claims - if not the largest. You are welcome to get the benefit of others who have fought and won these cases - at all stages in the process. If you wish paid help, then we would recommend you check this list.