Legal News

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Proof read before sending! Employer Bound by Mistaken Job Offer

In a recent case, an Employer was forced to honour the written pay grade stated on an employee’s offer letter.



Published: 15 Apr 2013

Give A Car – raise money for charity when scrapping cars

Not the usual legal information but did you know that you can scrap or sell an old car for charity and it's free!

Published: 28 Mar 2013

Signs advertising your business – a guide from the Government

We recently advised a client who had concerns over an area of land next to his business, which was empty and up for sale. 


Published: 28 Mar 2013

I’ve spoken with Trading Standards and......

And the first thing to remember is that your customer probably hasn’t spoken with Trading Standards at all – they just think they have!  We read this in letters all of the time but it’s not always accurate so do take it with a pinch of salt.



Published: 28 Mar 2013

You have 7 days to respond – or else!

It’s a fact of life for car dealers that components within second hand cars will fail at some point.  Sometimes this is due to an actual defect, other times through wear and tear alone. 

Published: 28 Mar 2013

Be Ready for More Employment Law Changes

The following changes will come into effect at the start of the tax year, 6th April 2013.



Published: 28 Mar 2013

£46,000 fine for Bedfordshire dealer selling unroadworthy cars and a string of other offences

In a recent article in TS Today it was reported that Shaah Brothers t/a SB Motors of Dunstable, Bedfordshire not only sold unroadworthy vehicles but also were prosecuted for many other offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (CPRS).

Published: 18 Mar 2013

A tall fire safety story about smart clothes

The popular clothing supplier Jack Wills Ltd was recently prosecuted regarding a dangerous fire escape situation at a store in York.

Published: 18 Mar 2013

Changes to local authority Health and Safety inspections

If you have been on a ‘regular inspection’ list by the local authority or Health and Safety matters then you will probably find this change over the immediate future. 

Published: 18 Mar 2013

Facebook Friends….a Danger post Employment?

We have discussed previously the dangers that social media can cause with Employees in the workplace.


Published: 18 Mar 2013

Real Time Reporting – Are you ready?

As of 6 April 2013, Employers will have to report to HMRC in a different way. This will affect all employee wages that are subject to the PAYE system.

Published: 18 Mar 2013

Small Claims get bigger!

From April 2013 the County Court Small Claims limit is to be increased from £5,000 to £10,000. 

Published: 04 Mar 2013

First Aid at Work

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued draft guidance on amendments to the Health and Safety (First aid) Regulations 1981 which will be amended in 1 October 2013 (subject to parliamentary approval).

Published: 04 Mar 2013

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

HSE have also published a brief guide to PPE including safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high visibility clothing, safety footwear, safety harnesses and respiratory protective equipment.

Published: 04 Mar 2013

OFT has new powers to suspend licences

Guidance has been published on new OFT powers under the Financial Services Act 2012, to suspend consumer credit licences where there is an urgent need to protect consumers from harm.

Published: 04 Mar 2013

HSE re-launches metalworking fluids website

Many garages will benefit from looking at the new updated Frequently asked Questions section of this website. 

Published: 04 Mar 2013

Juries – Do they have a clue?

In light of the recent Vicky Pryce Trail, whereby Mr Justice Sweeney felt it appropriate to disband the jury on the basis of incompetence, we ask, what does this mean for the future of a Jury?

Published: 04 Mar 2013

Mercedes Benz - Too Much Competition?

It was released on 21 February 2013 that the OFT has prosecuted Mercedes Benz and three of its commercial dealerships, Ciceley, Road Range and Enza for infringement of competition law. Fines are reported to be in the region of £2.6 million.


Published: 04 Mar 2013

Why a Court of Appeal decision regarding furniture removals affects you...

At first glance, you might think that the recent Court of Appeal decision in Robertson v Swift concerning a contract for furniture removals to be of no consequence to the motor industry. Feel free to think again!


Published: 18 Feb 2013

When is a contract not a contract?

There are some situations that you must be aware of when a person can withdraw from or cancel a deal and these restrict your ability to sue for breach of contract.   Two of the most common are here...


Published: 18 Feb 2013

OFT and Anti Money Laundering

The OFT have recently prosecuted an IPS Estate Agents in Leicestershire to the sum of £11,844.

Published: 18 Feb 2013

Gross Misconduct……investigation is the key

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case, has re-highlighted to Employers the importance of thoroughly investigating all disciplinary issues before definitive action is taken.


Published: 18 Feb 2013

Snow Update: If your business is open and operational then all employees are expected to come into work

This always causes issues for employers as to how to deal with the absence of staff in these conditions. Absence from work is paid where it is deemed to be pre booked holiday, or authorised sickness. If your business is open and operational then all employees are expected to come into work.


Published: 11 Feb 2013

Haulage company fined £300,000 when driver killed by runaway lorry

HSE recently reported the above case.  A driver used the practice of not applying the handbrake or turning off the engine when coupling the trailer to the vehicle.  

Published: 05 Feb 2013

Baby seats and courtesy cars

We recently had to advise on a case involving the “loan” of a courtesy car to a customer whose car was being serviced. 


Published: 05 Feb 2013

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