Legal News

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Good riddance to the tax disc!

I hate the tax disc.  I’m glad it’s going.  I’ve never managed to remove it from its perforation without putting at least a 2 inch tear right through the day, month or year of renewal.
Published: 09 Dec 2013

Payday lending costs to be capped (allegedly!)

The government has declared that it will introduce law to cap the cost of credit that payday lenders will be allowed to charge borrowers.
Published: 25 Nov 2013

Loan sharks to have to hand over £300,000 worth of assets

And on the topic of loan sharks.....
Published: 25 Nov 2013

Car dealer imprisoned for “clocking”

A car dealer based in Ballymena (County Antrim Northern Ireland) has been sentenced to 14 months in prison. 
Published: 25 Nov 2013

National Consumer Week – Buying a used car

November is the month of the “mo” (growing a moustache for charity) and also of National Consumer Week. 

Published: 25 Nov 2013

Financial Ombudsman interpretation of “ Market Value” of car

An interesting complaint to the Financial Ombudsman here.

Published: 25 Nov 2013

“Small Claims” limit for personal injuries NOT being increased

In April 2013, the general limit of claim within the “Small Claims” track of the County Court system was increased from £5,000 to £10,000. 


Published: 25 Nov 2013

Slips and trips in the winter months

We don’t need reminding that winter is around the corner however the HSE are making a number of recommendations to minimise the chance of customers and employees falling over in wintry conditions.

Published: 25 Nov 2013

Road Safety week 18-24 November 2013 - Avoid Distractions

It would be a rare person who has not been guilty of some distraction while driving which is an admission that we are not fully focussing on our driving.

Published: 25 Nov 2013

Warning! Don’t commit to contracts over the telephone! – make sure you know what is offered and your liabilities

We have all received calls both at home and work with offers of goods and services often made under pressure to “sign up now and receive a huge discount!”
Published: 08 Nov 2013

Chorley car mechanic receives severe burns in inspection pit

HSE have reported how a Chorley based car mechanic received severe burns whilst removing fuel from a van due to the fuel fumes settling in the pit and then igniting.

Published: 08 Nov 2013

Young people’s employment – Health and Safety

HSE has issued new guidance on employing young people. 

Published: 08 Nov 2013

Terms and Conditions – can verbal or discretionary agreements become binding?

In a recent Court of Appeal Case, it was discussed whether a group wide policy of enhanced redundancy payments could become an implied term of an employee’s contract of employment, if that employee worked in a subsidiary branch of that group.

Published: 08 Nov 2013

Pensions – Are you planning ahead?

We have previously mentioned the auto enrolment plans that have already been implemented into larger companies.


Published: 08 Nov 2013

Compensation awarded to individual was who offended by racist jibes aimed at a colleague, but not them!

An employee has been awarded £27,000 in compensation on the grounds of constructive dismissal and racial harassment, as they left employment due to the Company making continual racist remarks to a fellow black colleague.

Published: 25 Oct 2013

The devil is in the detail – Lawgistics Tip!

It may seem an obvious Lawgistics tip but make sure all the detail is accurately entered onto business documents eg Order Forms/Invoices.

Published: 25 Oct 2013

Don’t misdescribe inadvertently – Lawgistics Tip!

We have experienced two potential misdescriptions recently which could lead to problems.

Published: 25 Oct 2013

Credit card fraudsters are still out there

We have had another client suffer at the hands of a fraudster who used a stolen credit card to arrange the purchase of a car over the telephone. 

Published: 25 Oct 2013

Huge Cut Planned in Trading Standards Funding

The very nature of the work that we do here at Lawgistics means that we occasionally have to “do battle” with Trading Standards officers.

Published: 25 Oct 2013

Not Declaring “Category D” Write Off Lands Car Dealer in Court

A Belfast car dealer obtained a car from salvage which was a “Cat D” write off. 

Published: 25 Oct 2013

Going to Court – Another Tale of the Unexpected

In a quite frankly ludicrous decision by the County Court we have learnt that it is possible to have one’s cake and be allowed to munch it too.

Published: 25 Oct 2013

Sexual Harassment… a costly business

A recent case has been reported in relation to a call centre worker, who was dismissed from employment on the grounds that she refused her bosses sexual advances.


Published: 25 Oct 2013

Sickness Absence and Holiday Pay

It has been widely reported that holiday pay does continue to accrue during periods of absence, and that the accrued amount can be carried over into the next leave year.

Published: 25 Oct 2013

Heat of the Moment resignations…..How to react.

In a recent tribunal case, it was dismissed how an employer should deal with resignations which are made in the heat of the moment and further,  ambiguously worded.
Published: 25 Oct 2013

Trainee solicitor found guilty in car-clocking scam

Here at Lawgistics, the law and the motor industry are intertwined.  This could also be said to have applied to the 24 year old recently found guilty by a jury at Wolverhampton Crown Court of conspiracy to defraud.
Published: 14 Oct 2013

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