Legal News

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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

Consumer spelling test - monthly award

Regular readers will know that last month I shortlisted three of the best/worst examples of spelling in some of the letters of complaint received recently.




Published: 12 May 2014

Expression of Religion in the workplace – How far is too far?

In a recent Tribunal decision, a discussion was had in relation to religious expression.


Published: 12 May 2014

Funds to tackle ‘copycat’ government websites

In the latest TS Today it is reported the National Trading Standards Board has received £120,000 to tackle those websites which often appear of government origin, but exaggerate what they can provide.

Published: 17 Apr 2014

Toyota to recall 6.4 million vehicles worldwide

Some 35,000 recalls are in the UK with vehicles being affected by no fewer than up to FIVE problems!



Published: 17 Apr 2014

Health and Safety – time to post your poster!

HSE have issued a reminder that it is a legal requirement to display the new approved poster

Published: 17 Apr 2014

Working at Height – HSE guidance

HSE report that a million British businesses and 10 million workers are estimated to work at height each year, and falls are one of the biggest causes of death/serious injury at work (40 deaths/4,000 major injuries per year).



Published: 17 Apr 2014

Work related stress

From time to time many employers will be faced with a situation of stress either for themselves or their employees.

Published: 17 Apr 2014

Are the “Whiplash Reforms” lowering Insurance Premiums?

“Yes” is the answer to that question, say certain analysts of latest confused.com motor insurance price index. 


Published: 17 Apr 2014

MASSIVE increase in County Court claim fees on the horizon!

Certainly for those claims that are between £5,000 and £10,000 which applies to most of the Claims that we see.


Published: 17 Apr 2014

Aggravated features – what are they?

If an employer breaches workers' rights, Tribunals may now award a fine in the region of  £100 and £5,000, known to be a payment for aggravated features.'


Published: 17 Apr 2014

Sick pay reminder

It appears to be the time of year when employees start having all wonder of mysterious bugs, flu and illnesses meaning sporadic days off work.

Published: 17 Apr 2014

Lincolnshire garage prosecuted for failing to replace cambelt

The Lincolnshire Echo reports a female motorist used the services of H&H Motors in Lincolnshire to change the cambelt on her vehicle. 

Published: 01 Apr 2014

Compensation for Damaged Credit Record

Mr Durkin of Aberdeen bought a laptop priced at £1499, which he was intending to pay on a finance agreement. 




Published: 01 Apr 2014

FCA Plan Crackdown on Add-On Insurances

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) takes control of Consumer Credit licensing from 1 April 2014. 

Published: 01 Apr 2014

New Regulations relating to Contract law

June 13th 2014 will see a number of significant changes to the law in relation to contracts.

Published: 01 Apr 2014

No More Compensation For Whiplash Claims?

It would appear that the motor insurance industry will attempt to kick start a public debate on whether it is prudent for insurers to remove giving direct compensation for low value personal injury claims such as whiplash.

Published: 01 Apr 2014

Changes to Statutory Rates from April 2014

As per standard practice the following statutory amounts will be raised from 06 April 2014:

Published: 01 Apr 2014

Facebook - Beware of the #Selfie

Recent report from one of our clients suggested that they had received a complaint from an employee who felt they were being bullied in the workplace, and wished for the employer to deal with the issue.
 


Published: 01 Apr 2014

Disclosure of Criminal Convictions – when must an employee disclose them to you?

The time scales in which employees have to disclose criminal convictions to you is being reduced.

Published: 01 Apr 2014

Dangers of testing for leaks with compressed air

HSE report that a company in Kidderminster used compressed air to check for weld quality on a compressed air tank. 

Published: 17 Mar 2014

Decommissioning a fuel tank led to explosion

HSE reported a case whereby a company that decommissions fuel tanks committed safety failings leading to an employee being burned while cutting up a disused fuel tank.

Published: 17 Mar 2014

Teenage Apprentice crushed to death

Although not in the motor vehicle sector this case highlights the potential of a fatality when risk assessments are not carried out adequately when dealing with heavy items of equipment.



Published: 17 Mar 2014

The County Court system – do you know what the date is?!

When a County Court sends out a document with a date stamped on it, that date is known as the “Issue” date.

Published: 17 Mar 2014

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