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Changes to Employment Law from 05 April 2015

It’s that time of year again when a number of changes in the employment law sector will come into force.
Published: 14 Apr 2015

New Rights for Consumers

On 26 March 2015, the much talked about Consumer Rights Bill finally completed its long journey backwards and forwards through the Houses of Commons and Lords to metamorphose into the all singing and all dancing Consumer Rights Act 2015.
Published: 14 Apr 2015

Keeping consumer issues out of court

Following the introduction of the small claims free mediation service in April 2013,  more measures are on the way to help parties settle their dispute without the need to argue it out in front of a judge.
Published: 14 Apr 2015

Motorist gains 40 penalty points without ever having a full or provisional driving

A motorist from Lewisham, London, has racked up 40 points for 12 driving offences despite never holding a full or provisional driving licence.
Published: 14 Apr 2015

Fake Policeman feels the long arm of the law

Last week a man from Lincoln, admitted impersonating an officer and stopping motorists by using a blue flashing light on the dashboard of his Saab 93.
Published: 14 Apr 2015

In memory of Dennis, the team run for charity

Dennis Chapman, a partner in Lawgistics, who sadly died on Wednesday 25th March 2015, was not always the most sport-orientated of men. So it is with a degree of irony and much affection that Lawgistics have created a team to run in his honour to help raise funds for SILA - The Sarcoidosis Charity.
Published: 27 Mar 2015

Lawgistics bids a sad farewell to friend and colleague Dennis Chapman

It is with profound regret that Lawgistics announces the death of founder partner Dennis Chapman on Wednesday 25th March 2015, following a short illness.
Published: 27 Mar 2015

Minimum Wage will rise again this year!

As proposed by the Low Pay Commission the minimum wage will increase again this October by 3%.
Published: 17 Mar 2015

The war on parking, a brief reprieve?

It seems that the government are for once making a positive change in relation to parking fines. From later this month all on and off street council parking spots will be given a 10 minute grace period from the expiry of the time on the ticket, before a fine is issued.
Published: 17 Mar 2015

Lose your plate?

Many people now have cherished plates on their vehicles and we wanted to clarify the guidance on how not to lose your clients plates!
Published: 17 Mar 2015

A campaign to combat the demonisation of diesel has been launched by the UK's leading motor industry association.

A campaign to combat the "demonisation" of diesel has been launched by the UK's leading motor industry association.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), along with BMW, Ford, and Jaguar Land Rover, believe fears over diesel are misplaced.
Published: 17 Mar 2015

The DVLA and Car Tax

As reported in a previous update, some dealers are experiencing problems emanating from the car tax changes last October whereby some of their customers have recently been fined as they were unwittingly driving around untaxed following some early confusion over the new rules.
Published: 17 Mar 2015

The DVLA & Cherished Plates

Many of the issues with cherished plate transfers are not helped by the slow processing times at the DVLA.
Published: 17 Mar 2015

2015 Car Dealer Power Awards – VOTE LAWGISTICS

Car Dealer Magazine need your help to discover the manufacturers and suppliers who do their best for you, who gives the best support to and who goes the extra mile for their clients. It’s time for the Car Dealer Power Awards.

The biggest and most comprehensive survey within the industry. There are lots of questions about manufacturers and suppliers, quality of service, quality of product. Who you use for finance, website design and most importantly for us at Lawgistics, who do you use for warranty products.
Published: 09 Mar 2015

Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Survey

The office for National Statistics have recently sent out a survey for Low Carbon and Renewable Energy, as this is being sent out to over 40,000 business some of you have already been contacting us with queries regarding this.
Published: 04 Mar 2015

Unreasonable conduct comes at a cost!

When the court comes to consider costs in a case, it has regard to all the circumstances, including the conduct of the parties before as well as during the proceedings
Published: 04 Mar 2015

Enter a plea online is being launched by the government

A service allowing motorists in England and Wales charged with summary motoring offences to enter a plea online is being launched by the government. From Monday, those charged with a minor motoring offence such as speeding or not having insurance can enter a plea 24 hours a day via a secure website.
Published: 04 Mar 2015

PPI complaints rumble on

complaints against our dealers for the mis-selling of PPI on car finance deals
Published: 04 Mar 2015

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

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