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VW emissions scandal fallout affecting goodwill work

The VW Group, which includes Audi, SEAT, Skoda and of course VW, amongst others, faces one of the biggest crises to hit the automotive industry in living memory.
Published: 16 Oct 2015

Consumer Rights Act 2015...getting it right

Well done WMS for their proactive approach to the Consumer Rights Act 2015 however Lawgistics the legal firm to the motor trade feel that we must point out a couple of inaccuracies.

Published: 09 Oct 2015

Lawgistics Goes Bananas #B4B15

Although better known for the serious business of bringing legal solutions to the motor trade, Lawgistics have a slightly more humorous light hearted side. A side that we shall be showing over this weekend as two members of our team, ‘The Judge’ and ‘The Lawyer’ leave these shores and tear across Europe in the name of charity, (well that’s what they’ve told the office anyway), on the Bangers for Ben 2015 charity rally.
Published: 08 Oct 2015

New Rules for selling GAP insurance

From the 1 September 2015 GAP insurance products can no longer be sold at point of sale and a list of prescribed information will need to be made available to customers at least two clear days before any sale of such product can be concluded.
Published: 29 Sep 2015

Turbans in the Workplace

As from the 1 October 2015 the right for Sikhs to wear turbans, instead of safety helmets (currently only allowed on building sites) will be expanded to all workplaces, subject to various exceptions in accordance with sections 6 and 7 (Northern Ireland) of the Deregulation Act 2015.
Published: 29 Sep 2015

VW leaves the rest of the industry fuming!

We are sure you will have heard all about the VW scandals this week and the effects could be very far reaching with 16% of all vehicles in the UK being VW Group Cars. VW have admitted that they have used software in their vehicles to ‘cheat’ emissions testing, producing lower emissions results in testing than are achievable in normal driving conditions.
Published: 29 Sep 2015

Warranties - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly


As you may have seen with our earlier email update this week on the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA2015) dealers will only have one opportunity to make repairs to a vehicle in the event of a fault rendering the vehicle unfit for purpose, not of satisfactory quality or not as described. If the repair is not successful or another different fault occurs the consumer will have the right to reject the goods and obtain a refund or a price reduction.
Published: 29 Sep 2015

On premises sales, off premises sale and distance contracts

Most sales by our dealers will be subject to the ‘on premises’ sales rules within the Regulations given that an on ‘on premises’ sale is defined in the Regulations as a contract between a trader and a consumer which is neither a distance contract nor an off premises contract.
Published: 29 Sep 2015

Bangers for BEN2015. Please Help

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Here comes the Law....HOO RAH! The boys are ready. The car is ready...almost. All we need are the donations. Help us to help BEN give us whatever you can. The more you give, the faster we go and while we do not in any way condone breaking local traffic regs, we will be disappointed if we dont pick up at least one speeding ticket.

Published: 15 Sep 2015

I'm bringing the car back because...Your stories

Further to our request for the weird, the wonderful and the downright ridiculous reasons that consumers have wanted to return their cars here are the top five for this week.
Published: 15 Sep 2015

Watching the clock??

We constantly deal with problems involving ‘clocked’ vehicles and their sale. A vehicle may be bought and sold many times without anyone involved being aware the vehicle has been clocked even if you have carried out all the relevant checks with due diligence, and this can cause you the dealer all sorts of problems!
Published: 15 Sep 2015

New Fight against Parking Fines:

New website that has been launched to assist people in the ongoing fight against unfair parking fines.
Published: 15 Sep 2015

Consumer Rights Act 2015 - Rejects and refunds

We have had some queries recently on how quickly a refund will have to be given if a consumer rejects the vehicle within the first 30 days of ownership when the new Consumer Rights Act comes into force.
Published: 15 Sep 2015

Is your selling going the distance?

As you probably are aware, the Long distance selling regulations were incorporated into The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 which apply to any sale that is conducted online, at a distance or away from a traders premises, so what effect does this have on you as a trader?
Published: 15 Sep 2015

Fit for work?

From the 8th September the new Government scheme ‘Fit for Work’ is now in force nationwide, and therefore available to all employees and employers. The service has been set up to help working people who have been, or are likely to be, off work for four weeks or more.
Published: 15 Sep 2015

Bangers for BEN2015 - THE COURT IS IN SESSION…

Myself and Joel have chosen our chariot for the forthcoming charity road trip across Europe. Thankyou for all the kind offers we received from dealers up and down the country for cars. We have decided to take a much loved and much battered ‘51’ plate Golf GTi. 140 000 genuine miles on the clock and years of faithful service to its owner. Bangers for BEN is a fitting way to say goodbye to this trusty servant
Published: 03 Sep 2015

I’m bringing the car back because…

As we head towards the incoming Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the 30 day ‘short term right to reject’. We thought it would be interesting to find out some of the weirdest, funniest and just downright craziest reasons that customers have given for attempting to return a vehicle after
Published: 03 Sep 2015

Holiday Pay – Carrying over entitlement to the next year

If an employee is on long term sick, they are entitled to carry any untaken holiday, whether they were able to take it or not, for a period of 18 months.
Published: 03 Sep 2015

Increase in Minimum Wage – what does the next 12 months hold?

It has been announced that minimum wage is set to increase again this October, be ahead of the game.
Published: 03 Sep 2015

Consumer Rights Act 2015-Video Evidence

The Consumer Rights Act will all too soon be upon us and with it will arrive a whole new raft of “rights” available to the customer who becomes dissatisfied with their purchase. One of the more onerous clauses in the Act will be the full right to reject the goods within the first 30 days for ANY fault, not just a serious fault.


Published: 03 Sep 2015

Are you breaching the new rules for FCA Regulated firms?

January and July this year saw two new rules to which any dealer who has a credit licence will need to adhere.
Published: 03 Sep 2015

Refunds under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 - deductions for use by customer

Under the short term right to reject, even if the customer has had the vehicle for 29 days of the 30 day period, they appear to be entitled to a full refund.

Published: 03 Sep 2015

Repairs it’s all about consent…

Here at Lawgistics we regularly have discussions with traders who casually say “It’s being repaired as we speak” Our reply is always “Do you have authorisation to repair?” Repairs should only be started when permission is given by the consumer.

Published: 18 Aug 2015

Dartford Crossing News!

We have had a number of cases recently with people experiencing issues with the changes in the Dartford Crossing (“Dart Charge”) charges. This piece of news will especially apply to those of you operating in this area or those of you who are delivering vehicles.
Published: 18 Aug 2015

Disability – Type 1 or Type 2?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently had to consider the issue is diabetes is a disability? For a condition to be classed as a disability, the condition must have a substantial and long term effect on day to day activities.
Published: 18 Aug 2015

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