Legal News

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Juke Box Jury - Check your spec...

There's been a bit of controversy recently about whether new Nissan Jukes should have an automatic door locking feature when the vehicle reaches a low speed at start off. 

Published: 19 Jan 2015

Business Rates Scams - no win no fee?

We get a steady trickle of complaints concerning these organisations who seem ever ready to fleece you of your hard earned cash for very little effort.

Published: 19 Jan 2015

Mediating in small claims - Say yes!

This week saw another of my clients reach a satisfactory outcome at mediation.
Published: 19 Jan 2015

Inspection, inspection, inspection!

If a consumer reports faults with a car within six months of sale then the onus is upon the dealer to prove that the faults were not present at the point of sale, otherwise the dealer will be deemed responsible for them.
Published: 19 Jan 2015

Reminder - Payment of Apprenticeship Wages

A reminder as to the minimum wage requirements for apprentices; if the apprentice is between the ages of 16 and 18 (inclusive) then they are entitled to the apprentice wage of �2.73 per hour.

Published: 19 Jan 2015

Update on Holiday Pay and Overtime Changes

Just before the end of the year, the government have released further guidance in relation to the ongoing debate regarding holiday pay and overtime calculations.


Published: 19 Jan 2015

Residential and Commercial Tenancies

According to the Property Data Report 2014 over one half of the UK's commercial property is rented.

Published: 06 Jan 2015

Full Service History - The hidden danger

Of course when describing a vehicle as having "full service history" it is not only the consumer who avidly reads the advertisement.

Published: 06 Jan 2015

FiSH? - Full Service History

The advertisements are legion - every car to be sold seems to be attached to the acronym "SH"
Published: 06 Jan 2015

Lawgistics "Top 5"Legal Changes/Challenges for 2015

Lawgistics Director of Legal Services, Dennis Chapman and Employment Law Specialist, Nicola Porter have identified the following five pieces of legislation which will have a big impact on dealers in 2015. 

Published: 06 Jan 2015

Lawgistics Christmas Break Closure 2014

Our office will be closed from 12 pm Christmas Eve to Monday 5 January 2015. 



Published: 15 Dec 2014

A word in your ear - Vehicle Sales Invoice/Sales Vehicle Order Forms

Dealers often don't realise the legal significance of words both printed and written on sale documentation. 

Published: 08 Dec 2014

Be careful - proposed new penalties could put you out of business

There is a new and worrying feel about the level of fines that may be imposed for health and safety offences and corporate manslaughter. 

Published: 08 Dec 2014

'Without Prejudice' Best Wishes for the forthcoming Winter Holiday from all at Lawgistics

As a gesture of goodwill, and on a "without prejudice" basis we extend to you best wishes for the forthcoming winter holiday. 


Published: 08 Dec 2014

Sale of Goods Act and the ‘6 month rule’

It is not unusual for customers to rock up and demand that our dealers provide a refund or repair for their used car because xy or z has happened in the first 6 months after purchase.

Published: 08 Dec 2014

Negotiating Court fees

As discussed in our court claims article it is cheaper for a money claim to be issued on line through the Money Claim On Line system .

Published: 08 Dec 2014

Misdescription - The devil is in the detail!

Motor traders using online sales adverts must take care to ensure the descriptions, which are often generated automatically from the make/model/registration number of the vehicle for sale, are accurate.
Published: 08 Dec 2014

An Employers HR Nightmare - The Office Party

It's that time of year where everyone begins to get into the festive spirit.  Here’s how it can, from a HR perspective, become an employers worst nightmare.

Published: 08 Dec 2014

Customer Care and less can be more

We see it many times – the dealer and the customer are almost at locked horns from the time the wallet is opened and the car keys are taken off the hook. 

Published: 21 Nov 2014

Risks associating with carrying acetylene in vehicles

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have recently published a video of a van exploding as a result of the build up of acetylene in a closed environment.

Published: 21 Nov 2014

Health & Safety fees are set to increase early in the New Year

The Sentencing Council of the UK have set out their recommendations for the sentencing of Health and Safety offences in their latest draft guidance sent out for consultation.

Published: 21 Nov 2014

Potholes: Are they causing vehicle problems?

It has been recently reported that potholes are again becoming an increasing problem on Britain’s roads.
Published: 21 Nov 2014

Some Section 75 good news

My last update discussed payments by credit cards and the extra protection this gives to the consumer.

Published: 21 Nov 2014

Chasing customers and businesses who owe you money

Many of our clients approach us to help them call in debts owed to them be it by customers or other businesses to whom they have supplied goods and services.

Published: 21 Nov 2014

Motor trader beware!

We have seen two cases this last week, involving the same lender, where a motor trader purchased a vehicle after a clear HPI search to discover many months later that the lender has now registered its interest under a hire purchase agreement late
Published: 21 Nov 2014

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