Get 30% off an annual subscription until 16th June 24 Find out more
Parking tickets

Get expert legal advice at a fair price – we’ll guide you step by step to achieve the best outcome for you.

  • Jargon free advice tailored to your issue
  • Call us when you need, for as long as you need
  • Set monthly or annual fees, no hidden costs
  • Advice for you and people at the same address
Join online today
Legal Header Students2

If you don’t think you should have to pay a parking ticket

Many of us will get a parking ticket eventually, and most of the time we’re bang to rights. But there are parking fines that can seem unfair or even plain wrong. Maybe you didn’t buy a ticket because restrictions weren’t clearly marked. Maybe you couldn’t buy one because the machine was broken. Is it worth appealing? What evidence will you need to show that you’re being unfairly treated? And if you’ve had a fine from a private company, can you ignore it altogether?


Find out if it’s worth appealing

If you’re trying to appeal a parking ticket, the evidence you’ll need will depend on your circumstances. For example, if you’re being charged for overstaying, you’ll need to prove that you left the car park earlier than has been alleged. Or, if you couldn’t buy a ticket, you’ll need to show that tickets weren’t available. It’s worth remembering that you’ll need to raise your appeal in a certain timeframe – if you don’t respond soon enough, you could end up being taken to court.


How Which? Legal can help

If you’ve had a parking fine you don’t think is fair, we can tell you whether you’ve got grounds for an appeal. We’ll suggest what evidence you could use to support your appeal and tell you what your next steps should be if it’s rejected. We can also advise you on what to do if a private parking firm takes you to court – although if a local council takes court action, we won’t be able to help. We’ll:

  • listen to what the situation is
  • tell you whether you’ve got grounds for an appeal
  • suggest next steps if your appeal is turned down
Join online today by choosing one of the options below.
Annual
30% off until 16 June 24
Save £67 vs monthly
£69.30 for a year £5.78 monthly equivalent - Normally £99
  • Access our experts in consumer law, travel, motoring, landlords & tenancy, wills & probate and more
  • Get clear guidance on your next steps from experts you can trust
  • Unlimited calls – speak with us as often as you need
  • Cover for your whole household
  • Regular news and advice emails
Join
Monthly
As much advice as you need for as long as you need £9 per month plus a one-off £29 joining fee (cancel anytime)
  • Access our experts in consumer law, travel, motoring, landlords & tenancy, wills & probate and more
  • Get clear guidance on your next steps from experts you can trust
  • Unlimited calls – speak with us as often as you need
  • Cover for your whole household
  • Regular news and advice emails
Join
If you need assurance that we can help with your issue before joining online read our common questions, or ask our advisers via live chat.
Read our common questions
Meet your experts
Matthew Tribble Sq Matthew Tribble Matthew qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and joined Which? in March 2019. See profile
Catherine Hudson 360X360 Catherine Hudson Catherine joined Which? in 2021.
Adrian Schwab Sq Adrian Schwab Adrian joined Which? Legal in June 2017 as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Adrian received his Bachelor in Law degree from the Holborn Law School in 2006.
Meet all the team
Still have a question?
Read our common questions