Legal News

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New Headquarters for Lawgistics

Lawgistics have moved. We have waved goodbye to our old home on the ex US airbase at RAF Alconbury and we have said hello to the slightly more historical and grandiose surroundings of Vinpenta House, a three storey Georgian town house in the centre of local market town Whittlesey.
Published: 25 Nov 2015

Abolition of the Vehicle Identity Check

The vehicle identity check was brought in 2003 to prevent vehicle ringing (where criminals make it easier to sell stolen vehicles by swapping the identity of cars no longer economical to repair with a stolen vehicle of a similar make/model).
Published: 25 Nov 2015

ADR Tales…

For those of you who may not be aware of the Regulations yet they cover the promotion of ADR (which is predominantly mediation and negotiation) in all disputes. The aim is to promote the resolution of disputes between consumers and traders prior to having to resort to court action.
Published: 25 Nov 2015

One owner vehicle?

We have had a few calls recently regarding vehicles that have been advertised as a “one owner” vehicle, later turning out to be previously owned by a vehicle hire company.
Published: 25 Nov 2015

Reasonable adjustments during recruitment

In a recent tribunal decision, an NHS worker was awarded a rather large pay out of £115,000, by successfully pleading disability discrimination against the NHS.
Published: 25 Nov 2015

Poppy Appeal

With Remembrance Day now behind us, it was interesting to see the number of news story which commented on who was, and who was not wearing a poppy, on TV.
Published: 25 Nov 2015

Entertaining can be Taxing!

As the festive period fast approaches, employers maybe look to plan an office Christmas party, or general gathering. The question is, can these be considered a business cost for tax reasons?
Published: 25 Nov 2015

The Logistics of Moving Lawgistics

We shall be waving goodbye to our present home on the ex US airbase at RAF Alconbury and saying hello to the slightly more historical and grandiose surroundings of Vinpenta House, a three storey Georgian town house in the centre of local market town Whittlesey.
Published: 17 Nov 2015

Seems that actions do speak louder than words!

You may have heard on the news recently that the first case regarding gestures has been ruled as discriminatory. It is the first case of its kind to relate to gestures rather than words being said which has been successfully won.
Published: 10 Nov 2015

Constructive dismissal? A bad case of the blues...

It has recently been reported in the news that Chelsea FC, Premier League champions 2014/15, could be facing a case for constructive dismissal. There has been a lot of media attention regarding how club doctor Eva Carneiro left the club.
Published: 10 Nov 2015

One month in – The Consumer Rights Act 2015

Following the introduction of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 last month, we have seen a surge in sales of our PDI pads as dealers have taken on board our advice to review their pre delivery procedures.

Published: 10 Nov 2015

A Case of Judicial Familiarity

You have been involved in a long running legal dispute of some 18 months or so. Finally, the big day arrives where your case is in court for determination.
Published: 10 Nov 2015

Emissions crisis - falling sales hit VW hard

Evidence that customers are turning away from VW in their droves has emerged this week in the new car registration figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT).
Published: 10 Nov 2015

Supreme Court sets an important precedent in consumer contracts law

A motorist has lost his Supreme Court challenge against ‘unfair’ fines imposed by a car park, in a case which sets an important precedent in consumer contracts law.
Published: 10 Nov 2015

Last week VW… This week Vauxhall!

There have been reports of potential faults in the Vauxhall Zafira (Zafira B model launched in 2005) leading to vehicle fires. As a result of this, Vauxhall has carried out an investigation into the heating and ventilation systems of Vauxhall Zafira models.
Published: 29 Oct 2015

Vehicle Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI)

As the Consumer Rights Act 2015 has now been passed we have been heavily advocating that all our clients carry out thorough PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection) checks on vehicles before sale.
Published: 29 Oct 2015

Useful new FCA guidance on consumer credit applications

Those of our clients who are FCA registered often complain about navigating their way around the GABRIEL system.
Published: 29 Oct 2015

Displaying your Company name….What are you obligated to do?

A Judge recently allowed a Claimant to pursue proceedings against a Director personally rather than the limited company. The reasoning the Judge gave for allowing this was that the company did not communicate clearly to the customer/claimant that the they were contracting with a limited company. The government guidance suggests that the company name should be displayed at any address where the business operates and at the registered company address.
Published: 29 Oct 2015

Zero hour…

Something which has been a hot topic in the news for some time now, is the regulation of Zero Hour Contract, so as to crack down on their mis-use, the Department of Business and Innovation has released guidance for companies regarding the use of zero hour contracts.
Published: 29 Oct 2015

The Financial Ombudsman (FOS) and complaints

We often get calls from car dealers who feel they are being pushed into a corner by a finance company following a customer complaint. The usual scenario is that the customer has complained about a fault which the dealer has not upheld and so the customer has marched off to the finance company who worry about the complaint being escalated to the FOS.
Published: 29 Oct 2015

Granny Leave!

It was announced last week, that the Government plan to extend the new ‘Shared Parental Leave’ Rights, to grandparents.
Published: 16 Oct 2015

Travelling time maybe considered 'Working Time'

In a recent ruling, it was decided that any employee, who does not have a fixed place of work, will be allowed to claim that their travel time, to their first job and from their last job form part of the employees working hours.
Published: 16 Oct 2015

Breach of Trust and Confidence?

Section 10 of the employment Relations Act 1999 sets out the rights for workers and employees to be accompanied by a trade union representative or a fellow worker at a disciplinary hearing. This does not apply to investigatory meetings.
Published: 16 Oct 2015

Bodyshop Spray booth risks

Figures report an estimated 50 workers being newly diagnosed each year for occupational asthma, which could lead to you, as the employer having to make adjustments to the employees working conditions, or potentially becoming liable for a personal injury claim
Published: 16 Oct 2015

Where do you keep your petrol cans?

It’s a common perception to store flammable liquids in a gas store however guidance from the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) suggests this should not be the case!

Published: 16 Oct 2015

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