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Too sick to come in, but not too sick to work at home…

If an employee calls in sick, but says they can work from home, so that they still get paid, what should you do?

Published: 21 Jul 2014

Lawgistics New Offices - Moving with the times...

Over the past few years Lawgistics have experienced an increased demand for their legal services. The company has steadily grown to become the Motor Trades favourite law firm.
Published: 08 Jul 2014

eBay Fraud – Lawgistics Lucky 7

Many clients use eBay to purchase and sell stock. The process is quite easy but like all online transactions it is open to fraud. 

Published: 20 Jun 2014

REASONS DVSA (VOSA) CAN WITHDRAW AUTHORISATION

MOT Authorisation can be withdrawn according to MOT Guidelines on the subject, for a single instance of any one of the following circumstances:-

Published: 20 Jun 2014

Non payment of Minimum Wage – Enforcement Action taken against Martins Group

This car dealer group were found guilty of not paying two workers the correct minimum wage, to the sum of £806.37.

Published: 20 Jun 2014

Changes to Flexible working – New rules finally Published

We have mentioned previously that flexible working rights for parents will be changing this year. Last week the government finally passed the new legislation through Parliament under the  Flexible Working Regulations 2014.

Published: 06 Jun 2014

Stricter compliance with Court Deadlines and Orders required

Following a Court of Appeal decision last year, the Courts are clamping down on missed deadlines or failure to comply with Orders of the Court, the Civil Procedure Rules and their connected Practice Directions.


Published: 06 Jun 2014

Consumer Rights Bill 2013-2014 (and probably 2015!)

The much anticipated Consumer Rights Bill is continuing to meander its way through the UK law making machine known as Parliament.

Published: 06 Jun 2014

Boris Johnson’s Office Ordered by Court to pay Compensation of £75 million for August 2011 London Riots

And that is just for one claim! The destruction through arson of a Sony warehouse during those Riots some three years ago. 



Published: 06 Jun 2014

Moving a Hearing to another Court

We are currently assisting one of our clients in a dispute involving £4,000. 


Published: 06 Jun 2014

“Scrappage” Scheme for “Dirty” Diesels?

Interesting reading is the RAC’s recent demand that the government introduce a “scrappage” incentive for old diesel cars in an attempt to clear the environment of life-shortening particulates.


Published: 06 Jun 2014

Company Insolvency

The Court of Appeal has recently determined that a company was “in any commercial sense” insolvent, if it is only able to pay off its debts by taking new deposits and by using those deposits to pay off those debts.

Published: 06 Jun 2014

Is that Lewis Hamilton in your rear view mirror – or the Traffic Police?

I honestly think that if this had appeared on the Top Gear website on April the 1st, I just would not have believed it!


Published: 06 Jun 2014

New rights for expectant fathers from October 2014

Under the new Children and Families Act 2014, which was passed by Parliament in March 2014, the expectant father will be able to, from 1 October 2014 be able to claim for time off to attend antenatal appointments.



Published: 06 Jun 2014

Considering past misconduct of an Employee

In a recent case Employment Appeal Tribunal the panel were asked to consider whether an employee’s previous warnings for misconduct, could be considered should a further act of misconduct be committed.


Published: 06 Jun 2014

Holidays and Sickness

It is now coming into the holiday season, and as such annual leave will already have been agreed and taken from an employee’s annual entitlement.

Published: 06 Jun 2014

World Cup Fever…… Are you game?

The World Cup starts this week and as such this usually creates a few issues in the workplace. So How should an employer deal with this?


Published: 06 Jun 2014

New rules for payments to wrong accounts – but don’t hold your breath!

If you pay money to a wrong account there is no guarantee you will get it back. 

Published: 12 May 2014

Warranty – 3 month engine and gearbox only – Dangerous!

Do you like writing blank cheques? 




Published: 12 May 2014

Selling an unroadworthy car – it can be expensive with the loss of your Consumer Credit Licence

In a recent article from the ‘Honest John’ newsletter, he referred to the 'Good Garage Guide to Passing an MOT'.

Published: 12 May 2014

Fast driving of customer vehicles can lead to accidents...

There is sometimes a culture with service technicians to over-rev customer cars and travel at dangerous high speeds.

Published: 12 May 2014

HSE Guidance on Occupational Disease

A new occupational disease webpage and online community site has been launched.

Published: 12 May 2014

Card fraud and re-imbursements

We are currently helping several of our clients who have sold cars or had repairs allegedly paid for by stolen cards or transactions not authorised by the card-holder.


Published: 12 May 2014

Porsche “bore-scoring” – defect or wear and tear - case has been to court

One of our clients was being sued for £7000 for the alleged cost of a replacement engine in a Porsche that was suffering from “bore-scoring”.  


Published: 12 May 2014

Thousands of cars stolen via technology

I was alarmed to read this recent report on the Sky News website which highlighted the extent and ease of being able to steal a high performance, high value vehicle in a matter of seconds without the need to even touch the car.

Published: 12 May 2014

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