Legal News

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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

Employee status comes into question again

In a recent appeal case of Stringfellow Restaurants Ltd V Quashie, the topic of employee status was again discussed at length.
Published: 04 Jan 2013

Beware of ‘kind’ businesses offering services which can be carried out free

The OFT has recently warned (again) about certain businesses offering, albeit at a relatively low fee, to carry out a service via the internet which could be carried out at no charge on an official government site.  The first hurdle to cross is that such businesses will often arrange for their services to appear higher on search engines than the no fee government site.  OFT quote a recent concern about services offering to apply on your behalf for a European Health Card and offering to book a driving test.  The website addresses are deceptive, so for instance for a European Health Card the letters ‘NHS’ are included in the website address.  Don’t get caught out.


Published: 14 Dec 2012

Yorkshire Trading Standards prosecute Chequered Flag Car Sales

In a recent report in TS Today, it was revealed how a number of Yorkshire Trading Standards Officers and the Police had followed up many complaints by customers of Chequered Flag Car Sales in Hipperholme, West Yorkshire. 

Published: 14 Dec 2012

Nottinghamshire van dealer found guilty of clocking

A Nottinghamshire van dealer Maxwell Alvey has been prosecuted (reported in TS Today magazine) for clocking mileometer readings on 55 vans bought at auction.

Published: 14 Dec 2012

Lawgistics Christmas Break Closure

Our office will be closed from Friday 21 December 2012, until Wednesday 2 January 2013.  We would like to wish all clients a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

Published: 14 Dec 2012

Feeling ‘Merry’ this Christmas?

As staff Christmas Parties and numerous social gatherings commence, employers must think about the morning after the night before! In an industry where most staff will be expected to drive vehicles, or operate machinery it is imperative that staff are fit and ready for the working day.

Published: 14 Dec 2012

Vehicles damaged by winter weather

With the recent flooding, and now snow that is spreading across the UK, car dealers need to be wary that consumers may wish to trade in vehicles which have been damaged by such adverse weather conditions.


Published: 14 Dec 2012

Tips on how to spot fraudulent consumer behaviour

We have numerous enquiries regarding traders that have been the unfortunate victims of fraud. The most common form being that goods are purchased on a stolen credit card before the card has been reported as stolen.

Published: 14 Dec 2012

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