Posts Tagged ‘Section 8’

Section 8 cases stayed pending appeal

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

If you have been served with a Section 8 and CRT is continuing court action against you, you need to make a request to the Court for your case to be stayed pending the result of the appeal in the case of CRT v Jones.

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An insight into CRT’s legal mind

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Following the case of Geoff Mayers—where CRT removed his boat and transported it 200 miles to prevent him gaining access to it—by using Court procedures in an underhand way, it has become necessary to examine those procedures in some detail.

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Parry to personally scrutinise every decision to take a boater to court

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Three boaters spoke to Richard Parry, CRT’s Chief Executive, when he visited Crofton last Wednesday. One of the most significant things that they learnt was that Mr Parry will personally scrutinise every decision to take boaters to court from January.

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CRT demand £76,000 from disabled boater denied Legal Aid

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Following a Section 8 case, CRT is bringing further court proceedings to get over £76,000 it claims it spent on legal action against a disabled boat dweller.

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Judicial review of mooring guidance to go ahead

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

The Court of Appeal yesterday (23 July) granted permission to Nick Brown for a Judicial Review of the Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) 2011 Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring.

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Why CRT lost Section 8 case – public meeting 27th April

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

There will be a public meeting on 27th April with speaker Nigel Moore, who recently won a six-year court battle with BW/ CRT, ending in a Court of Appeal judgement preventing CRT from seizing his boat. The meeting will be in Uxbridge, at the Malt Shovel pub, Cowley UB8 2JE, from 12-6pm.

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CRT lose Section 8 case after 6-year court battle

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

We have just received the following press release from Nigel Moore, who has won his case on appeal:

“They used to boast that they had never lost a Section 8 case, but the Canal & River Trust now have suffered a significant setback with regard to the extent of their claimed powers over boaters.

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BW target to seize 100 boats a year

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Documents provided in response to a Freedom of Information request show that in 2010-2011 BW had a target of seizing 100 “non compliant” boats per year. Monthly reports to management by the BW Enforcement Team in April, May, June, August and October 2010 also show that BW under-estimated the cost of seizing boats, which was around 3,700 per boat, mainly to pay lifting contractors, and as a result was likely to miss its target and only seize 75 in the year to March 2011, despite recouping some of the costs by selling seized boats.

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