Legal Glossary of special terms, used in parking notices, harassment, derogation, & tort.


1. a. Intimation, information, intelligence, warning.. 2. a. Formal intimation or warning of something.. 5. a. Heed, cognizance, note, attention.... OED. Comment, Since the consequences that can flow from receiving a NOTICE are, discount, or full payment on speedy payment, without arguing, then a hearing, then a Notice to owner, continuing all the way through to bailiffs, it seems perfectly reasonable that the information should be served in the same manner as one gives notice of formal proceedings. Like Formal Notice.

Notice of Issue

Notice sent by a Court to the claimant giving notification of the case number allocated to their action and details of fees paid. Confirms date of service HMCS


Delivery by post or personal service of the claim, or other court documents OED


b. Something that must be done, c. attrib. and Comb. ESSENTIAL, MANDATORY, OBLIGATORY. The RTA 1991, being a statute, legislature of provisions, is like the order given from a judge in chambers. When I sought an injunction from the court to serve a document on 5 directors who had interfered with my electrify, Winter V BCM, the order began like this; Do within 30 minutes of service of this order, whatever is required to re-connect his electricity, OR render yourselves liable to committal proceedings. When I served that document, the electricity cam back on by the time I counted to 20.


8. To DECLARE IN WORDS; to represent (a matter) in all the circumstances of modification; to SET OUT FULLY OR IN A DEFINITE FORM.

As in RTA 66. --- (3) A penalty charge notice MUST STATE

     (a) the grounds on which the parking attendant believes that a penalty charge is payable with respect to the vehicle;

     (b) the amount of the penalty charge which is payable;

     (c) that the penalty charge must be paid before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the DATE OF THE NOTICE;

     (d) that if the penalty charge is paid before the end of the period of 14 days beginning with the DATE OF THE NOTICE, the amount of the penalty charge will be reduced by the specified proportion;

     (e) that, if the penalty charge is not paid before the end of the 28 day period, a NOTICE to owner may be served by the London authority on the person appearing to them to be the owner of the vehicle;

 (f) the address to which payment of the penalty charge must be sent.

Since PCN's (Penalty Charge Noitces) derive directly from the RTA (Road Traffic Act)1991, one is perfectly entitled to understand the meanings of the specific terms used as from the OED, Main dictionary and special senses used under the law.

More extensive contextual meaning from an international, US legal dictionary site.

n. 1) information, usually in writing in all legal proceedings, of all documents filed, decisions, requests, motions, petitions, and upcoming dates. Notice is a vital principle of fairness and due process in legal procedure and must be given to both parties, to all those affected by a lawsuit or legal proceeding, to the opposing attorney and to the court. In short, neither a party nor the court can operate in secret, make private overtures or conceal actions. Notice of a lawsuit or petition for a court order begins with personal service on the defendants (delivery of notice to the person) of the complaint or petition, together with a summons or order to appear (or file an answer) in court. Thereafter, if a party is represented by an attorney, notice can usually be given to the attorney by mail. If there is a so-called ex parte hearing (an emergency session with a judge with only the requesting party or his/her attorney present) the party wanting the hearing must make a diligent attempt to give notice to the other party. A court may allow "constructive" notice by publication in an approved legal newspaper of a summons in a lawsuit. Examples: in a divorce action, publication gives constructive notice to a spouse known to have left the state or hiding to avoid service; in a quiet title action, notice by publication is given to alert unknown descendants of a dead person who may have had an interest in the real property which is the subject of a lawsuit. Recordation of deeds, mortgages, deeds of trust, easements, leases and other documents affecting real property title give "constructive" notice to the general public, and thus "constructive" notice to anyone interested in the property, without delivering notice to individuals. 2) a writing informing a party to a contract, promissory note, lease, rental agreement or other legal relationship of a delinquency in payment, default, intent to foreclose, notice to pay rent or quit (leave) or other notice required by the agreement, mortgage, deed of trust or statute. 3) information. 4) being informed of a fact, or should have known based on the circumstances, as "he had notice that the roof was not water-tight."

personal service
n. delivering a summons, complaint, notice to quit tenancy or other legal document which must be served by handing it directly to the person named in the document. Personal service is distinguished from "constructive service," which includes posting the notice and then mailing a copy or publishing a summons on a person the court has found is hiding to avoid service, and from "substituted service," which is giving the document to someone else (another resident, a secretary or receptionist, or other responsible adult) at the address.