Legal Updates

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Published: 29 Jul 2015

Hand held grinders, a Health and Safety perspective

Hand held grinders are used in many garages and bodyshops, be safe when you or staff members are using them.

Published: 21 Jul 2015

Autotrader auto fill mishaps!

Following on from our last legal update about the Autotrader website and the issues with the auto fill function, we are still hearing about problems with the system.

Published: 21 Jul 2015

Worn out? Tread carefully

Be careful when selling vehicles which have part worn tyres, make sure they adhere to all legal requirements.

Published: 21 Jul 2015

Range Rover Recall

Do you have on your forecourt, or have you sold any 2013/16 Range Rovers?

Published: 21 Jul 2015

Hashtag hijacking on #Twitter - Is it right?

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Many businesses these days will have a social media presence online; include, among others, a twitter account. However, companies may not be aware of a recent trend which has begun, called ‘Hashtag Hijacking’, which could be an issue for your business.
Published: 21 Jul 2015

Revving up for October

October 2015 brings the implementation of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 which will become the main piece of legislation on which consumers will be relying when buying a car.
Published: 21 Jul 2015

The new Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) Rules – date change

The new rules on ADR were due to come in on 9 July 2015 in accordance with the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes Regulations 2015. However, those Regulations were recently amended and the implementation of the new Rules, in terms of business information requirements, has been pushed back to October.
Published: 21 Jul 2015

Lawgistics Execs seek old banger to ride round Europe

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Lawgistics are proud to announce that we will be taking part in this years BANGERS FOR BEN. We shall be packing up our gowns and wigs and heading for the continent. They tell us it's not a race....

We'll see about that.

Published: 15 Jul 2015

Changes to Holiday Pay

There have been further changes to the law in relation to holiday pay, employees are now being limited to backdating any claims for holiday pay, to no more than 2 years.
Published: 07 Jul 2015

Can civil proceedings be served upon a defendant’s last known address?

Civil proceedings can be served upon a claimants last known address.


Published: 07 Jul 2015

Why has the County Court asked me to pay two fees

Why has the County Court asked me to pay two fees for an application to set aside judgment and a stay of enforcement?
Published: 07 Jul 2015

Vauxhall Cannibalisation

In and around Bedfordshire, owners have been waking to find their Vauxhalls dismantled overnight! Bedfordshire Police say there have been more 500 offences in which components have been stolen from Vauxhall Astras and Corsas since August 2013.
Published: 07 Jul 2015

Selling on the highway – Where do you stand?

A Wirral dealership has recently been fined £1500.00 for selling a vehicle on the public highway. The council pursued the dealer, for continually placing vehicles on the road outside their premises, with clear advertisements on them denoting that they were for sale.

Published: 07 Jul 2015

Office banter becomes harassment

In a workplace it’s common for colleagues to have conversation, play practical jokes or have “banter” but there is a fine line as to when this may be seen as harassment.
Published: 07 Jul 2015

Dealer Portal – a case of misdescription?

Although boxes of information were completed by our client, the particular information regarding the number of previous owners was not displayed. This was despite the fact that it was a mandatory element that had to be completed in order to submit the advert.
Published: 07 Jul 2015

Fight it out in Court??

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Consumer Disputes Regulations 2015 (bit of a mouthful!) makes it (almost) a requirement to attempt to resolve disputes prior to making a claim against a person or a business. The legislation comes into force on the 9th July 2015 so in the next few days. As it is a new piece of legislation it remains to be seen how it will develop and work in practice, however, we can tell you what your new legal obligations are now.
Published: 07 Jul 2015

Manufacturers warranties......Rusty words? Corroded promises?

Recently we have encountered some unhappy consumers because of a warranty they have been sold by Mercedes Benz with their new cars.
They sell cars with a 30 year anti- corrosion warranty which suggests that any rust would be covered. Wrong!! Many consumers we have heard about have had major rust issues within the first few years of owning their cars.  So who's responsible?  Mercedes or the supplying dealer?
Published: 07 Jul 2015

Team Lawgistics go 'the extra mile' and then some...

'Team Lawgistics' took part in the Huntingdon 10k Charity Run to raise money for SILA, The Sarcoidosis Charity.

Published: 23 Jun 2015

Car Dealer Magazine Expo 2015

We just wanted to say a big thank to everyone who came to the Car Dealer Magazine Expo on 09 June 2015. It was great to meet so many of you, both old and new faces.
Published: 23 Jun 2015

What is ‘Astroturfing’ and how might it affect me?

Research has found that some businesses are ambushing rivals with fake reviews and customers are using the threat of online criticism to win discounts. Known as ‘astroturfing’, this is the practice of creating fake grass root reviews on unnamed sites.
Published: 23 Jun 2015

Halfords pleaded guilty to 8 offences and ordered to pay a hefty £32,000

We often hear of consumers taking their newly purchased vehicles to Halfords for one of their comprehensive safety checks, or a premium service, then returning the car to our clients with a ‘wish list’ of things they want replacing or repairing, regardless of whether they were wear and tear items or not, the list often being based on advice from Halfords.

Published: 23 Jun 2015

Test Drives and the abolishment of the paper counterpart

How do I satisfy myself and my trade insurers as to the extent of a customer’s motoring convictions before agreeing to supply a vehicle for a test drive?


Published: 23 Jun 2015

Court cases and cambelts

It could be tricky if you sell a car which is overdue a cam belt change, you could arguably be found liable for any damage from it failing, especially if you have advertised the vehicle as having a full service history or if you claim to have serviced the vehicle ready for delivery.
Published: 23 Jun 2015

Good preparation is key to winning in court

As soon as a customer issues a court claim against you, you should seek legal advice. Cases can be won or lost on how well the case is presented and it is important to have a plan from the start. We regularly help our members assess the merits of the case against them and will advise on best and worst case scenarios.
Published: 23 Jun 2015

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