Legal News

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NEW DRUG/DRIVING REGULATIONS

As from 1st March, 2015 the law has changed in relation to driving while under the influence of drugs.
Published: 04 Mar 2015

Internet Reviews & Scams


In our experience, some review sites are more clued up than others when it comes to their legal responsibilities.
Published: 17 Feb 2015

Using CCTV

If your business uses CCTV you must tell people they may be recorded.

Published: 17 Feb 2015

Changes to bankruptcy and Debt Relief Order rules

The Government have announced that from October 2015, the bankruptcy creditor petition limit will be raised from £750 to £5000.

Published: 17 Feb 2015

Hangovers from last October’s Vehicle Tax Changes

The effects of the above changes are still impacting on our dealers four months into the new system.


Published: 17 Feb 2015

New rules on smoking in vehicles introduced

It has been announced this week that from 1 October 2015, smoking in vehicles will be banned if you have a person under the age of 18 in the vehicle with you.
Published: 17 Feb 2015

Pre Election Promises – What changes could the election bring for businesses?

With the election only a few months away, we will be looking at what promises and pitfalls some parties intend to implement should they come to power.

Published: 17 Feb 2015

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

A tale of trivial pursuits.  The Court of Appeal case of Egan v. Motor Services (Bath) Ltd (2007) highlights the importance of seeking sensible early legal advice in order to save unnecessary expense.

Published: 04 Feb 2015

High value motor dealers - beware!

If your business accepts cash payments of €15,000 or more (or the equivalent in any currency) in exchange for any goods then you will be classed as a ‘High Value Dealer’ and you will need to register with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for supervision under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.
Published: 04 Feb 2015

Shared Parental Leave – Calculator now available

The Government has now released an online calculator to assist employers and employees in calculating their wage in preparation for the new Shared Parental Leave Regulations.

Published: 04 Feb 2015

Obesity as a Disability…..Maybe not!

Further to our update on 04 August 2014, there was speculation that the ECJ may be making a ruling that obesity could become a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010.

Published: 04 Feb 2015

Free Cars - the County Court Car Giveaway

On a rating of 1 to 10, how much do you enjoy giving your stock away? It seems a daft idea but regrettably it’s happening.


Published: 19 Jan 2015

Juke Box Jury - Check your spec...

There's been a bit of controversy recently about whether new Nissan Jukes should have an automatic door locking feature when the vehicle reaches a low speed at start off. 

Published: 19 Jan 2015

Business Rates Scams - no win no fee?

We get a steady trickle of complaints concerning these organisations who seem ever ready to fleece you of your hard earned cash for very little effort.

Published: 19 Jan 2015

Mediating in small claims - Say yes!

This week saw another of my clients reach a satisfactory outcome at mediation.
Published: 19 Jan 2015

Inspection, inspection, inspection!

If a consumer reports faults with a car within six months of sale then the onus is upon the dealer to prove that the faults were not present at the point of sale, otherwise the dealer will be deemed responsible for them.
Published: 19 Jan 2015

Reminder - Payment of Apprenticeship Wages

A reminder as to the minimum wage requirements for apprentices; if the apprentice is between the ages of 16 and 18 (inclusive) then they are entitled to the apprentice wage of �2.73 per hour.

Published: 19 Jan 2015

Update on Holiday Pay and Overtime Changes

Just before the end of the year, the government have released further guidance in relation to the ongoing debate regarding holiday pay and overtime calculations.


Published: 19 Jan 2015

Residential and Commercial Tenancies

According to the Property Data Report 2014 over one half of the UK's commercial property is rented.

Published: 06 Jan 2015

Full Service History - The hidden danger

Of course when describing a vehicle as having "full service history" it is not only the consumer who avidly reads the advertisement.

Published: 06 Jan 2015

FiSH? - Full Service History

The advertisements are legion - every car to be sold seems to be attached to the acronym "SH"
Published: 06 Jan 2015

Lawgistics "Top 5"Legal Changes/Challenges for 2015

Lawgistics Director of Legal Services, Dennis Chapman and Employment Law Specialist, Nicola Porter have identified the following five pieces of legislation which will have a big impact on dealers in 2015. 

Published: 06 Jan 2015

Lawgistics Christmas Break Closure 2014

Our office will be closed from 12 pm Christmas Eve to Monday 5 January 2015. 



Published: 15 Dec 2014

A word in your ear - Vehicle Sales Invoice/Sales Vehicle Order Forms

Dealers often don't realise the legal significance of words both printed and written on sale documentation. 

Published: 08 Dec 2014

Be careful - proposed new penalties could put you out of business

There is a new and worrying feel about the level of fines that may be imposed for health and safety offences and corporate manslaughter. 

Published: 08 Dec 2014

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