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FiSH? - Full Service History

The advertisements are legion - every car to be sold seems to be attached to the acronym "SH"
Published: 06 Jan 2015

Lawgistics "Top 5"Legal Changes/Challenges for 2015

Lawgistics Director of Legal Services, Dennis Chapman and Employment Law Specialist, Nicola Porter have identified the following five pieces of legislation which will have a big impact on dealers in 2015. 

Published: 06 Jan 2015

Lawgistics Christmas Break Closure 2014

Our office will be closed from 12 pm Christmas Eve to Monday 5 January 2015. 



Published: 15 Dec 2014

A word in your ear - Vehicle Sales Invoice/Sales Vehicle Order Forms

Dealers often don't realise the legal significance of words both printed and written on sale documentation. 

Published: 08 Dec 2014

Be careful - proposed new penalties could put you out of business

There is a new and worrying feel about the level of fines that may be imposed for health and safety offences and corporate manslaughter. 

Published: 08 Dec 2014

'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

Welcome to Fenners’ new look

We launched our new website www.fennerschambers.com at the end of October. It's part of a comprehensive updating of the way we present our services to solicitors, other professionals, and the wider public. With blogs and Twitter feeds coming on stream, as well as regular case and legislative updates, we hope the legal- and wider- community in the East of England will find the site a useful source of views and commentary on current legal developments.
Published: 15 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

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