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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Council of the UK have set out their recommendations for the sentencing of Health and Safety offences in their latest draft guidance sent out for consultation.
Potholes: Are they causing vehicle problems?
It has been recently reported that potholes are again becoming an increasing problem on Britain’s roads.
Some Section 75 good news
My last update discussed payments by credit cards and the extra protection this gives to the consumer.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
New laws on petrol filling stations
There are new regulations The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 affecting those motor dealers/repairers who also sell petrol.
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’.
Please Santa, a Calendar for Christmas...
One of our clients had a letter from their local County Court: