Working Time – What is included and what isn’t?
In a recent Tribunal case, the issue about what is and is not included within the scope of ‘Working Time’ has been re-examined.
As you will be aware, employees are entitled to a daily rest period of 11 hours within a 24 hour period.
Further changes to County Court Fees
County Court fees are on the rise again!
Close your eyes and listen….
Are you playing music in your show room? Are your mechanics listening to the radio right now whilst working?
so are you correctly licensed to do this? We have recently been
contacted by a number of our clients who are falling foul of the
How do I make a claim for pothole damage?
Many years of under investment by the Government has left roads in the
UK in an appalling state of repair leading to a steep rise in damage to
vehicles as a result. Drivers now face an annual bill for pothole
repairs of £52 million!
The Motor Trade law firm that goes the Extra Mile
Winning the Extra Mile award. This award is given to the company whose
clients believe they go that little bit further or do just that bit
extra to get the job done. This award means the world to us.
The counterpart of the driving licence is being scrapped, how is this going to affect my business?
If test drives, hire vehicles or even courtesy
cars are a part of your daily business then you will notice the change
that is due to be implemented on 8th June 2015.
Good news from the courts for car dealers
As a car dealer being taken to court, you may well feel that you will be
judged before even stepping inside the courtroom when up against a
Cars sold on HP
Many of our dealers sell cars on HP whether that is through themselves
as an authorised FCA broker or via one of the online brokers which
customers can approach direct.
Car Dealer Power Awards - Thank you
The whole team at Lawgistics would like to say a huge thank you to
everyone who took the time to vote for us in the Car Dealer Power
Changes to Employment Law from 05 April 2015
It’s that time of year again when a number of changes in the employment law sector will come into force.
New Rights for Consumers
On 26 March 2015, the much talked about Consumer Rights Bill finally
completed its long journey backwards and forwards through the Houses of
Commons and Lords to metamorphose into the all singing and all dancing Consumer Rights Act 2015
Keeping consumer issues out of court
Following the introduction of the small claims free mediation service in
April 2013, more measures are on the way to help parties settle their
dispute without the need to argue it out in front of a judge.
Motorist gains 40 penalty points without ever having a full or provisional driving
A motorist from Lewisham, London, has racked up 40 points for 12 driving
offences despite never holding a full or provisional driving licence.
Fake Policeman feels the long arm of the law
Last week a man from Lincoln, admitted impersonating an officer and
stopping motorists by using a blue flashing light on the dashboard of
his Saab 93.
In memory of Dennis, the team run for charity
Dennis Chapman, a partner in Lawgistics, who sadly died on Wednesday
25th March 2015, was not always the most sport-orientated of men. So it
is with a degree of irony and much affection that Lawgistics have
created a team to run in his honour to help raise funds for SILA - The
Lawgistics bids a sad farewell to friend and colleague Dennis Chapman
It is with profound regret that Lawgistics announces the death of
founder partner Dennis Chapman on Wednesday 25th March 2015, following a
Minimum Wage will rise again this year!
As proposed by the Low Pay Commission the minimum wage will increase again this October by 3%.
The war on parking, a brief reprieve?
It seems that the government are for once making a positive change in relation to parking fines. From
later this month all on and off street council parking spots will be
given a 10 minute grace period from the expiry of the time on the
ticket, before a fine is issued.
Lose your plate?
Many people now have cherished plates on their vehicles and we wanted to
clarify the guidance on how not to lose your clients plates!
A campaign to combat the demonisation of diesel has been launched by the UK's leading motor industry association.
A campaign to combat the "demonisation" of diesel has been launched by the UK's leading motor industry association.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), along with
BMW, Ford, and Jaguar Land Rover, believe fears over diesel are
The DVLA and Car Tax
As reported in a previous update
some dealers are experiencing problems emanating from the car tax
changes last October whereby some of their customers have recently been
fined as they were unwittingly driving around untaxed following some
early confusion over the new rules.
The DVLA & Cherished Plates
Many of the issues with cherished plate transfers are not helped by the slow processing times at the DVLA.
2015 Car Dealer Power Awards – VOTE LAWGISTICS
Car Dealer Magazine need your help to discover the manufacturers and
suppliers who do their best for you, who gives the best support to and
who goes the extra mile for their clients. It’s time for the Car Dealer
The biggest and most comprehensive survey
within the industry. There are lots of questions about manufacturers and
suppliers, quality of service, quality of product. Who you use for
finance, website design and most importantly for us at Lawgistics, who
do you use for warranty products.
Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Survey
The office for National Statistics have recently sent out a survey for
Low Carbon and Renewable Energy, as this is being sent out to over
40,000 business some of you have already been contacting us with queries
Unreasonable conduct comes at a cost!
When the court comes to consider costs in a case, it has regard to all
the circumstances, including the conduct of the parties before as well
as during the proceedings