Essex chip shop owner vows to fight on despite losing Supreme court parking battle

Barry Beavis arrives at the Supreme Court today. Credit: PA

A chip shop owner from Essex has vowed to continue his fight for justice, despite failing in his legal challenge to overturn an £85 parking fine.

Barry Beavis took his case to the Supreme Court, hoping to pave the way for thousands of motorists to contest fines he considers unfair.

But the law lords rejected his appeal. In their judgement, the charge was reasonable.

Background to the case

  • Mr Beavis was given an £85 fine by ParkingEye for overstaying the free parking period at the Riverside Retail Park in Chelmsford by nearly an hour in 2013. He claimed the sanction was "unfair and disproportionate".

  • He then decided to take his claim to the County Court and Court of Appeal, but his challenge was dismissed on both occasions.

  • Finally, he turned to the Supreme Court but once again his case was rejected.

What is Mr Beavis' reaction to today's ruling?

What is the British Parking Association's reaction to today's ruling?

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