Barrister sues most of New Zealand over parking ticket
15 February 2013
New Zealand barrister Dr Frank Deliu is suing two councils and the District Court after being issued with parking tickets. He is also suing the Attorney General.
The criminal defence lawyer is using a sample of ten of his parking tickets which he says each involved him being "completely mistreated
". In a neat bit of spin, Deliu has claimed that he is not fighting the authorities because he's pissed at getting fined all the time, but on behalf of the "average person
" who gets crushed by the "enormous bureaucracy involved
". Noble Deliu has invited public watchdogs to join his battle to return natural justice to the country's car parking system, announcing to reporters
that "It is time we rise and fight!
||Deliu QC talking to reporters yesterday|
Deliu explained that "If so many of these breaches happened to me in such a short period of time, the problem must be endemic
". It remains to be seen whether Deliu's logic will convince wavering public watchdogs to join his campaign, but he might be advised to look to the UK, where a judge has just been slammed
for wasting court time trying to overturn a speeding charge. If he can find a place to park, Deliu will tackle the Man in court this March.