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Celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman was interviewed on Minster FM following the shock ruling of a government parking adjudicator over the Lendal Bridge closure in York.

Over 53,000 tickets had been issued to motorists which totalled around £1,300,000.00 in fines.

At a Traffic Penalty Tribunal, the adjudicator Stephen Knapp found that the warning signs approaching the Lendal Bridge in York were “ambiguous, inadequate and confusing”.

After the ruling Nick Freeman stated,

The council had no power to levy these fines and therefore the totally penalty charges of approximately £1.3m should be reimbursed to the 53,000 motorists who have been issued with these penalty charge notices.

I would strongly urge all of the 53,000 motorists to contact York City Council by letter or email requesting a refund of their money.

This ruling could have potentially huge implications for other councils nationally who have similar schemes in operation.

You can read more about this ruling by clicking the following links.

The Northern Echo Reports On The Lendal Bridge Closure

The BBC Reports On The Lendal Bridge Affair

The Darlington & Stockton Times Reports On Lendal Bridge Fiasco