The two claimants sought title to a car registration plate and to a chassis number. They were to be applied to historic racing cars.
Held: The power to assign registration marks lay with the Secretary of State. Any legal rights rested not with a car but with a legal person, which a car is not. Courts ought to be careful before investing time on such matters. The power of the Court to make declarations is unfettered by statute or the CPR, but the power should not be exercised in this case. Both claim and counterclaim were dismissed.
Stanley Burnton J
 EWHC 315 (QB)
Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 1955, Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 1964, Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 1971, Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2002, Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994
England and Wales
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These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 28 January 2021; Ref: scu.238737