I am pleased to be able to report another successful outcome from a case involving the PRA Group UK Limited.
The case in question, PRA v Gavin resulted in a ruling dismissing the Claim but crucially the Court also found the relationship was unfair as a result of over 500 harassing telephone calls made to the Defendant.
The agreement which was originally an MBNA credit agreement, was declared unenforceable by the Court as the Claimant had failed to discharge their obligations under s78(1) Consumer Credit Act 1974, there were other issues such as a breach of s61(1) Consumer Credit Act, but the Court ruled that it didnt need to look beyond the s78 issues.
So, onto the Counter-claim. Total schoolboy errors here, the Claimant carried the burden of proof per s140B(9) Consumer Credit Act, yet their evidence was so lacking and limited that they really didnt have a hope. Our clients evidence was contemporaneous , they had written down every call in a note book, they had kept letters etc.
So the outcome was the relationship was declared unfair, the claim dismissed and a substantial sum of damages to be paid by the PRA group…………oh and costs too.