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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

The cost of a heat of the moment decision

In a recent case, an employee won £10,000 in compensation against their employer on the basis of unfair dismissal.

Published: 14 Dec 2012

And it wasn’t Friday the 13th

A report last week on Mail Online (15.11.12) showed a rather sad faced Andrew Mitchinson when he crashed a £220,000 Lamborghini Murcielago whilst driving it for a customer to test the brakes during an MOT test. 

Published: 26 Nov 2012

Tax implications for renting out storage space

A recent article by Smith and Williamson, Tax Consultants, suggests many owners of premises may not be aware of a new piece of law starting on 1 October 2012 in regard to VAT implications for people renting out space to third parties. 

Published: 26 Nov 2012

Distance Selling and Hyperlinks

As many clients still struggle with compliance with Distance Selling Regulations the European Court of Justice has ruled that it is not adequate to direct consumers to the necessary information to be provided in a ‘durable medium’ by way of hyperlink. 

Published: 26 Nov 2012

New EU tyre labelling rules

From 1st November 2012 if you retail new tyres they must be marked with information about fuel efficiency, wet grip and noise levels. 

Published: 26 Nov 2012

Facebook Dismissals

With Social Media sites such as Facebook and Twitter now being an entrenched part of everyday life, we are often asked how employer can act if an employee posts negative comments about them on Facebook.

Published: 26 Nov 2012

Payment of Holiday Pay – What is included in an employee’s ‘normal remuneration’?

Should employees receive only their basic wage when taking annual leave, or should they also be paid performance related bonus/additional supplements that they would be paid but for their annual leave?

Published: 26 Nov 2012

How approximate is approximate?

A recent case (Norfolk County Council Trading Standards Service v Bycroft and others 2012), involved an estate agent approximating the size of gardens. 


Published: 12 Nov 2012

It’s a slippery slope – on ice and leaves

This time of year there are two main hazards which can lead to employees slipping over outside your premises.  

Published: 12 Nov 2012

How to reduce staffing costs temporarily

It is common at this time of year that trade is not as frequent as businesses would like. As such, employers often have to look at ways of reducing the wage bill, without resorting to making unnecessary redundancies.


Published: 12 Nov 2012

PRS, PPL and TV Licences?

If you have a TV in a customer waiting area or staffing area that broadcasts radio or music channels, you may also be required to have a PRS and PPL Licence as well. 

Published: 12 Nov 2012

Bio-fuel - Chipping In

A recent query about the premature failure of a diesel injector pump highlighted the growing problem of drivers looking for cheaper fuels to offset the rising costs at the pumps.  

Published: 25 Oct 2012

Proposed new power for OFT to immediately suspend Consumer Credit Licences

Consultation has begun on the way the OFT can ‘shut down’ businesses by suspending their Consumer Credit Licences in certain circumstances.  

Published: 25 Oct 2012

Sale of imported goods being challenged under copyright laws

In a recent article (Market Watch – The Wall Street Journal 12-10-12) it was revealed that there is a challenge in the US Courts to the resale of products made and imported from outside the US. 

Published: 25 Oct 2012

How do ‘Without Prejudice’ Discussions work?

Such discussions are normally saved for when there is a dispute with an employee or you are discussing the particulars of an employee’s departure. 


Published: 25 Oct 2012

Can a contract be binding without a signature?

Can the terms of an unsigned contract still be binding on an employee? 


Published: 25 Oct 2012

Employees avoiding a disciplinary hearing at all costs – what can you do?

Employees are partial to trying to delay inevitable proceedings in a number of ways. 

Published: 25 Oct 2012

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