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'Without Prejudice' Best Wishes for the forthcoming Winter Holiday from all at Lawgistics

As a gesture of goodwill, and on a "without prejudice" basis we extend to you best wishes for the forthcoming winter holiday. 


Published: 08 Dec 2014

Sale of Goods Act and the ‘6 month rule’

It is not unusual for customers to rock up and demand that our dealers provide a refund or repair for their used car because xy or z has happened in the first 6 months after purchase.

Published: 08 Dec 2014

Negotiating Court fees

As discussed in our court claims article it is cheaper for a money claim to be issued on line through the Money Claim On Line system .

Published: 08 Dec 2014

Misdescription - The devil is in the detail!

Motor traders using online sales adverts must take care to ensure the descriptions, which are often generated automatically from the make/model/registration number of the vehicle for sale, are accurate.
Published: 08 Dec 2014

An Employers HR Nightmare - The Office Party

It's that time of year where everyone begins to get into the festive spirit.  Here’s how it can, from a HR perspective, become an employers worst nightmare.

Published: 08 Dec 2014

Customer Care and less can be more

We see it many times – the dealer and the customer are almost at locked horns from the time the wallet is opened and the car keys are taken off the hook. 

Published: 21 Nov 2014

Risks associating with carrying acetylene in vehicles

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have recently published a video of a van exploding as a result of the build up of acetylene in a closed environment.

Published: 21 Nov 2014

Health & Safety fees are set to increase early in the New Year

The Sentencing Council of the UK have set out their recommendations for the sentencing of Health and Safety offences in their latest draft guidance sent out for consultation.

Published: 21 Nov 2014

Potholes: Are they causing vehicle problems?

It has been recently reported that potholes are again becoming an increasing problem on Britain’s roads.
Published: 21 Nov 2014

Some Section 75 good news

My last update discussed payments by credit cards and the extra protection this gives to the consumer.

Published: 21 Nov 2014

Chasing customers and businesses who owe you money

Many of our clients approach us to help them call in debts owed to them be it by customers or other businesses to whom they have supplied goods and services.

Published: 21 Nov 2014

Motor trader beware!

We have seen two cases this last week, involving the same lender, where a motor trader purchased a vehicle after a clear HPI search to discover many months later that the lender has now registered its interest under a hire purchase agreement late
Published: 21 Nov 2014

Company Secretaries – check your headed paper!

This week we received an enquiry from a company that used a trading style but had omitted reference to the Company from its headed note paper, which were likely to be made available to third parties.
Published: 21 Nov 2014

BREAKING JUDGEMENT - Overtime could now be included in Holiday Pay

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has this week made a landmark decision in relation to the calculation of holiday pay.

Published: 10 Nov 2014

Parking Ticket Refunds

A recent ruling by the Traffic Penalty Tribunal has led to 13 motorists in Gloucestershire receiving a refund of their parking fines.

Published: 07 Nov 2014

Car Insurance costs drop – allegedly!

A major insurance company has announced that due to the way the court system now handles whiplash claims (the ones that prove to be bogus or exaggerated), there has been a significant saving of millions of pounds.

Published: 07 Nov 2014

Test the water before you dive in...

Used cars break down – fact!  Take your time to work out what you need and don’t need to do.

Published: 07 Nov 2014

Are you up to date with your CONC?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have their own rules concerning credit advertising overlaid on the existing legal framework in the Consumer Credit (Advertisement) Regulations 2010. 

Published: 07 Nov 2014

Should I stay or should I go?

This week we advised on a case involving a client running a workshop from rented premises who had received notice to quit from his landlord giving him just two weeks to vacate. Understandably alarmed the client posed a question that left ‘The Clash’ ringing in our ears?

Published: 07 Nov 2014

Accepting credit cards for payment and Section 75 refunds

A recent survey by the consumer organisation Which? shows that a quarter of people are unaware of the protection offered to them by Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act.
Published: 07 Nov 2014

A Clamp down on Spamming!

The government have opened consultation in relation to the fines imposed on companies who ‘spam’ their customers by text, email and phone.
Published: 07 Nov 2014

Watch thy mouth

Employers and employees must be careful when using certain words within the workplace, as they could be seen to be committing religious discrimination.

Published: 07 Nov 2014

New laws on petrol filling stations

There are new regulations The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 affecting those motor dealers/repairers who also sell petrol. 

Published: 23 Oct 2014

Caution when chased for payment by business directory organisations

We have received concerns from clients about two business directory companies, ‘Industry and Commerce’ and ‘Clever Business Directory’.

Published: 23 Oct 2014

Please Santa, a Calendar for Christmas...

One of our clients had a letter from their local County Court:


Published: 23 Oct 2014

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