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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued draft guidance on amendments to the Health and Safety (First aid) Regulations 1981 which will be amended in 1 October 2013 (subject to parliamentary approval).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

Windermere Auto Centre ordered to pay over £11000 for employee burnt after cutting drum top off

HSE reported a 26 year old employee used a propane torch to remove an oil drum lid so the drum could be used to store scrap metal. 

Published: 05 Feb 2013

Cold Weather Working

The recent cold snap highlights the need to look after the workforce in such conditions.  HSE offer advice.

Published: 05 Feb 2013

The Cost of ‘Banter’ In the workplace

In a recent Employment Tribunal Case, Evans Halshaw have been found guilty of Age Discrimination. 

Published: 05 Feb 2013

British Heart Foundation: Health at Work Scheme

The British Heart Foundation has launched a new scheme, the ‘Health at Work Project’ trying to encourage employer to have a happier, healthier and ultimately more productive workforce. 

Published: 05 Feb 2013

New Year Tip – Don’t sell cars over the phone with a credit card!

Increasingly criminals (who to you and me seem genuine Joe Public) are still conning car dealers into parting with a car on the basis of credit card details of someone they have stole from or cloned the card.


Published: 22 Jan 2013

Phone a friend

This is a fraud that Lawgistics have experienced recently.  A very friendly voice rang the office phone and asked for one of the Directors by name.The coversation started with them telling us what a good company we had been in supporting a local childrens charity.
Published: 22 Jan 2013

VAT Returns

It’s the time of year when many businesses and individuals have to submit their tax return. Many have already had to submit these and as many as 50,000 have failed to do so.

Published: 22 Jan 2013

Changes to Employment Law 2013

As is the case each year, there are some legislative changes that Employers must be aware of for 2013.
Published: 22 Jan 2013

Stormy Weather?

As Snow has fallen on the ground across the UK this week, we have received a number of enquiries about Employee rights when adverse weather conditions hit.

Published: 22 Jan 2013

Accidents and Apprentices

Apprentices are prone to accidents in the workplace as much as any other employee. In a recent court ruling an apprentice lost 4 fingers whilst aiding another member of staff to operate a poorly guarded ‘tube expanding machine’.

Published: 22 Jan 2013

Thinking of a holiday abroad? Check what’s in the car including the parcel shelf!

A UK customer hired a car in Spain and when he had returned home noticed he had been charged 256 Euros on his credit card because the parcel shelf was missing! 

Published: 04 Jan 2013

PPI Complaints - What’s happening?

We have dealt with many PPI customer complaints on behalf of clients. In the latest Financial Ombudsman News it is stated they have received over half a million PPI complaints during the last year and are still receiving over 1000 PPI complaints EACH DAY!

Published: 04 Jan 2013

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